SAN FRANCISCO, March 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RSA Conference 2019 -- Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced Sophos@SPIN, a two-day event featuring keynote presentations, breakout sessions and after party during RSA Conference 2019 on Tuesday, March 5, and Wednesday, March 6. During the Sophos@SPIN event, Sophos security experts and top executives are discussing the evolving threat landscape and how to protect against persistent, advanced attacks. Sophos is demonstrating the latest version of Synchronized Security with its next-generation Intercept X with EDR and XG Firewall endpoint and network solutions.

Sophos@SPIN is showcasing:

  • Key findings from Sophos’ global survey, 7 Uncomfortable Truths of Endpoint Security, which reveals why cybercriminals are most likely to be caught on servers and networks, but detecting their time and point of entry remains a mystery. Twenty percent of IT managers who were victim to one or more cyberattacks last year can’t pinpoint how the attackers gained entry, and 17 percent don’t know how long the threat was in the environment before it was detected. More survey highlights and commentary are available on Sophos’ Press Page and Sophos News
     
  • The latest techniques used in today’s threat landscape, including findings from the detailed SophosLabs Uncut report, “Gandcrab: Ransomware Deconstructed,” which explains inner workings of this widely distributed ransomware kit and why it is so popular among cybercriminals. Gandcrab is easily accessible on the surface web, but sold from a tiered licensing and commission model on the dark web. For additional information, go to SophosLabs Uncut on Sophos News.
     
  • The SophosLabs Uncut five-part series, “Emotet 101: From Simple Spam Lure to Complex and Destructive Payloads,” which explains the how this multi-faceted malware has become more prevalent and dangerous over time. For additional information, go to SophosLabs Uncut on Sophos News.
  • Two days of back-to-back presentations, including: 
    -- Threat Landscape Trends by Chester Wisniewski, principal research scientist, Sophos 
    -- In the IT Trenches: Real Stories From the Front Lines of Cyberattacks by Dan Schiappa, chief products officer, Sophos 
    -- Deep Understanding of Deep Learning: How to Think Like a Data Scientist to Defend Against Cyberattacks by Joshua Saxe, chief data scientist, Sophos 
    -- Tackling The Biggest Issue in Cloud Computing: Public Cloud Security and Compliance by Nikhil Gupta, vice president strategy, Cloud Security, Sophos
  • How Sophos Intercept X with EDR leverages on-demand curated threat intelligence from SophosLabs and machine learning to rapidly detect, prioritize, investigate and respond to incidents
  • Hands on demos of Sophos’ latest release of XG Firewall with lateral movement protection. As part of Sophos Synchronized Security, companies can better manage and defend their network thanks to integration between endpoint and network solutions. Both XG Firewall and Intercept X are now available on Sophos Central’s cloud management platform
  • Its annual Sophos@SPIN after party on Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. PT. Attendees can mix and mingle with Sophos experts while enjoying cocktails and friendly ping pong competitions
  • Prizes throughout the two-day event and at the after party, including the chance to win a MacBook Pro, Apple AirPods and much more

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About Sophos
Sophos is a leader in next-generation endpoint and network security. As the pioneer of synchronized security Sophos develops its innovative portfolio of endpoint, network, encryption, web, email, and mobile security solutions to work better together. More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos solutions as the best protection against sophisticated threats and data loss. Sophos products are exclusively available through a global channel of more than 26,000 registered partners. Headquartered in Oxford, UK, Sophos is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol "SOPH." More information is available at www.sophos.com.

For more information, please contact:
Sara Eberle, senior public relations manager, Americas, Sophos
Sara.eberle@sophos.com
Cell: 339-223-9265

Samantha Powers, account supervisor, March Communications
Samantha@marchcomms.com
Office: 617-960-9986
Cell: 781-248-9179