Sophos at Mobile World Congress: Securing the Internet of Things

Mobile World CongressThe Internet of Things (or IoT for short) is rapidly expanding to include an unprecedented number of connected devices. All the smart things coming online need to be secured, but sadly, security seems to be low on the list of priorities for IoT manufacturers and developers.

There’s a very broad array of consumer and industrial applications for the IoT: wearables, TVsthermostats, lighting, security camerasdrug infusion pumps, electricity meters, toys, cars, and much more. What can be done to make sure our devices are safe from snoops and hackers?

James Lyne, Sophos global head of security research, addresses this important issue during a keynote session at Mobile World Congress, taking place the week of 22-25 February.

If you’re attending MWC in Barcelona, check out James’s talk on Thursday 25th February, from 11:00-12:00, in Hall 4 (the Conference Village).

And stop by the Sophos stand, 5H31, in exhibition Hall 5. You can chat with our experts, see demonstrations of our award-winning mobile security and mobility management technologies, and have a chance to grab some of our popular give-aways.

If you can’t make it to MWC, we’ll report back on all the happenings at the show, and we’ll be sharing the results of James’s research into the poor security practices employed by mobile app developers.

For a taste of what James will be presenting this year, watch his fascinating presentation from last year’s MWC 2015.

In this video, you can see James hack into an Android tablet over Wi-Fi to record video and audio, and demonstrate how insecure CCTV cameras that use weak or no passwords can be breached from the other side of the world.

To learn more about how Sophos secures mobile devices and protects corporate data without slowing users down, visit

And try our free Android security app and our full range of free tools at

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