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IP EXPO Europe: Sophos experts talk EU data rules, Android security, highly effective cybercriminals

IP EXPO EuropeIP EXPO Europe is billed as Europe’s “number one” IT exhibition, with 15,000 visitors over two days, hundreds of vendors, and hundreds of free seminars across six major technology areas. It’s one of the few must-attend events on the IT exhibition calendar.

Naturally, we’re expecting the cybersecurity event will draw huge crowds – IT security is the most talked-about and highest-demand industry segment in technology today.

This is the first year Sophos is attending IP EXPO, taking place 7-8 October at ExCel London, and our UK team members are really excited about what’s happening at our stand (AA22 in the Cyber Security Zone), where we have fun giveaways (and beer and snacks!) ready for our visitors.

In the seminar sessions, our experts are giving fascinating presentations about hot topics including EU data protection regulations and mobile security, and some live hacking demonstrations too.

Sophos expert James Burchell’s presentation about Android security looks at the worrying issue of mobile devices that cross the line from business use into personal use and back again. He discusses some of Android’s biggest challenges for IT departments, including users who don’t lock their devices with secure passcodes, and the growing number of cyberattacks on Androids. (You’ll enjoy his presentation and also its geek-friendly title – “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.”)

The European Union’s upcoming data protection regulation affects anyone holding data on European citizens, but it’s not understood especially well. Thankfully, Sophos expert Greg Iddon cuts through the legalese to get at what you need to know about how the proposed rules affect you.

You won’t want to miss what Sophos expert James Lyne has to say about the “six habits of highly effective cybercriminals.” As today’s cybercrooks become more professional, their attacks are always evolving in an attempt to stay ahead of security protections. James gives live hacking demonstrations showing you how hackers have become so effective, and what we need to do to get better about stopping them. James will also take part in a feature panel discussion alongside other world-class security industry experts, who’ll give their take on “the future of cybersecurity.”

If you haven’t yet registered for the event, you can get still register for free up until 7 p.m. BST on Tuesday, 6th October.

Be sure to swing by our booth – our team members would love to talk to you (and you could also win a cool t-shirt!).

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest news, updates from our booth, and participate in fun contests.

See you there!

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