Sophos storms RSA Conference with talks on Google Play insecurity, regionalized malware, and more

RSA 2016Cybersecurity is one of the hottest industries right now, as hacking and spying stories hit the headlines every day. Lots of people will be paying attention to the news coming out of RSA Conference 2016, taking place 29 February to 4 March, in San Francisco.

Sophos has a huge presence at RSA this year, from our friendly team members staffing our booth (N3101) in the exhibition hall, to our brightest security experts giving keynote talks in front of big crowds.

We’re also showing off our innovative products, like the one-of-a-kind XG Firewall with Sophos Security Heartbeat, our industry-leading next-generation endpoint, and the advanced threat detection capabilities of our unique, next-gen sandboxing technology called Sophos Sandstorm.

In their always-engaging booth talks, Sophos experts share their research and discuss some of the most pressing security issues of the day, including:

Three Sophos security researchers are giving keynote presentations at RSA this year.

James Lyne, global head of security research at Sophos – and always one of the most popular speakers at RSA – discusses key cybersecurity trends, explaining how cybercriminals have taken up new tactics in response to what security vendors are doing.

Director of Threat Research Dmitry Samosseiko and Senior Security Analyst Chester Wisniewski present their research on the regionalization of malware, showing how cybercriminals are increasingly using malware that targets victims based on their country and language.

And Senior Threat Researcher Rowland Yu presents his research on the troubling trend of Android malware slipping through Google’s defenses and getting into the Play Store – in 2015 alone, 10 malware families were discovered in Google Play that attracted over 10 million installs.

By the way, if you can’t make it to RSA, we have some great webinars going on all year round and in every region, including the free Security SOS webinars that we’re running from 14-18 March. Check out our events page to find an event near you or a webinar that piques your interest.

If you’re going to RSA …

Come by and visit us at booth #3101 in the North Hall. Talk to our security experts, get a pair of our award-winning socks (while supplies last), and enter our daily drawing for your chance to win an Apple Watch. Register today for your free expo pass! Use code XSSOPHOS16 at checkout.


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