IP EXPO Europe 2016: Sophos experts talk social engineering, cloud security, ransomware protection

ip-expo-europe-2016IP EXPO Europe 2016 is coming to ExCel London next week, and we will be there at stand AA20. On 5 and 6 October, our experts will be presenting on a range of the hottest topics in cybersecurity, plus there will be demos and giveaways at our stand.

Comprising six technology events under one roof, the exhibition attracts 15,000 visitors over two days, hosts hundreds of vendors and presents loads of free seminars.

Got the date in your diary? Now register for your expo pass (free until 4 October) and get ready for a good time with us. Here’s a sneak peek at what we’ve got in store at IP EXPO.

James Lyne

Keynote: 5 October – 11.40-12.10 / Panel discussion: 5 October – 12.20-13.10

There’ll be two chances to watch our very own James Lyne in action; as keynote speaker of the event and on the panel discussing ‘The Future of Cyber Security’. The theme of James’s keynote presentation is being kept tightly under wraps but, as he’s the Global Head of Security Research at Sophos, it’s sure to be chock full of research, tips and a live demo or two.

All your data are belong to us; how to stay protected against ransomware

5 October – 11.00-11.30 / 6 October – 11.40-12.10

Since the notorious Cryptolocker emerged on the scene in 2013, ransomware has become one of the most widespread and destructive hazards to internet users. Luckily, Senior Sales Engineer at Sophos James Burchell will be looking into what makes the attacks so successful, examining the inner workings of these infections and, most importantly, discussing how we can protect ourselves.

Social engineering: are you the weakest link?

5 October – 12.20-12.50 / 6 October – 11.00-11.30

Social engineering is nothing new, but in today’s always-online world it’s easier than ever for crooks to delve into your details. A bit of time on your Facebook or LinkedIn, a spot of research on your company website, and – now with a detailed picture of your life – the attack begins with targeted emails, online surveys, instant messages or telephone calls.

Sophos Security Specialist Greg Iddon will talk through the pitfalls of targeted attacks, including what to look out for and how to arm your employees with the tools to keep them and the business safe.

What to do when you’re there!

You won’t be short of things to do at the event but make sure to visit our stand (AA20) – our team members will be on hand to chat and, of course, come and grab your Oktoberfest beer (5 October, 16.00-17.00), get yourself some free swag and enter the competitions!


Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest news, updates from our booth and competition info.

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