Sophos at Infosec 2015: Attack demonstrations, intelligent security, crypto explained and more

infosecurity-europe-2015Europe’s biggest security event is upon us. If you’re attending Infosecurity Europe 2015, we hope you’ll join us at stand D260 to check out our great products, grab one of our cool giveaways, and see entertaining presentations from our respected experts.

One of our top experts will also be featured on the keynote stage, where James Lyne, Sophos global head of security research, will show you live attack demonstrations in his talk “How to Hack an Enterprise: Exploitation for Beginners.” James is also a member of the advisory board for the Intelligent Defence technical research conference taking place alongside Infosec.

The theme of Infosec this year is “Intelligent Security: Protect. Detect. Respond. Recover.” We agree that security should be intelligent – that’s why Sophos products are designed to prevent attacks based on suspicious behaviors, and detect and isolate infections when they do happen.

Sophos security expert Chester Wisniewski will delve into this topic with his presentation explaining the evolution of security – from “defense in depth” to a coordinated system that’s more effective at defending vulnerable information, users and devices.

Chet will also share his research exploring the role of Linux in the malware ecosystem – including how Linux works as the engine of cybercrime, distributing malware for Windows, Mac and Android.

You can check out some of the other great talks at our booth on a range of interesting security topics.

Paul Ducklin breaks down the complex topic of encryption, with visual demonstrations explaining how a “man-in-the-middle” attack works. He also gives us an entertaining tour of some of the greatest crypto-cracks in history – so you can avoid making the same mistakes.

James Burchell gives a talk about Android’s troubles beyond malware – the wave of potentially unwanted applications (or “dodgyware”) that plagues the dominant mobile platform.

Fraser Howard presents SophosLabs research on the threat landscape of the infected web – explaining the techniques used by cybercrime kits to evade detection and spread infection through the browser.

Greg Iddon gives a detailed rundown of the upcoming EU Data Protection Regulation, the potential impacts on organizations in Europe and beyond, and what you can do to prepare.

Plus, James Lyne talks about the return of document-based malware.

There’s so much to see and do at Infosec, but you won’t want to miss out on the action at the Sophos booth. If you haven’t registered yet for the event, you can get a free pass on us until 12 pm BST on June 1st.


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