Sophos at Infosecurity Europe 2014: Credit card crime, Android malware, and a look inside SophosLabs

infosecurity-europe-2014Infosecurity Europe is coming up the week of 29 April to 1st May 2014, and Sophos will be there at stand H60. Our experts will be giving a full slate of presentations, plus we’ll have demos and give-aways at our booth.

This is the 20th year of the event, and although we’re not sure if there’s a theme to this year’s conference, who could doubt the importance of info security in today’s environment of government surveillance and blockbuster data breaches?

Sign up for your expo pass (free until 28 April), get ready for a good time, and join us in London. Here’s a sneak peek at what we’ll be sharing at Infosec.

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Are you up to date with PCI DSS version 3.0? Here’s what you should know to stay compliant

pci_version_3The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has been updated to version 3.0. If you’re a compliance officer, or concerned about keeping up with the data security standards, we can tell you what you need to know.

John Shier, Sophos senior security expert, does a great job explaining how the standards are evolving to keep pace with the security threats companies face. We encourage you to read John’s article covering the latest changes in PCI DSS version 3.0 – it’s a quick read and a good overview.

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Sophos news in review: SG Series is here, Heartbleed boosts 2FA, and new spam rankings

Sophos-in-the-newsWe had a big event in our Abingdon, UK headquarters this week to showcase our fastest UTM appliances ever — the Sophos SG Series. Check out the launch event video, so you can see just how cool (and fast!) the new UTM boxes are.

On the security news front, the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL continues to dominate the conversation — so our experts talked about two-factor authentication (2FA), and how it can improve security over just using a password alone.

And we released our quarterly Spampionship tables, which rank the spammiest countries based on volume of spam and spam per person. It’s often surprising when countries suddenly rise in the rankings — we’re looking at you, Spain.

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Sophos Mobile Encryption 2.2 released – Free file encryption app for Android and iOS

sophos-mobile-encryption-2-2Sophos Mobile Encryption version 2.2 is out — the newest update of our free file encryption app for Android smartphones and tablets and iOS devices.

Sophos Mobile Encryption gives you an easy way to encrypt and decrypt files, right on your mobile device. Encrypt files handed over by other apps, upload encrypted files to your cloud storage providers, or store them securely in local storage within the app.

Download the Sophos Mobile Encryption app from Google Play for Android, or from iTunes for iOS devices (iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads).

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How to protect your virtual desktops and servers? Try our product picker tool

virtualization-securityWe’ve got a handy little web tool you can use to figure out in seconds what kind of antivirus protection you need for your virtual desktops and servers.

Head on over to our virtualization webpage, where you can click through our quick survey. Tell us what you’re looking to protect, and we’ll show you the best approach and the right Sophos product (Sophos Antivirus for vShieldSophos Server Protection, or Sophos Endpoint Antivirus) for your needs.

You don’t need to register with your email address or anything — just click and go!

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Introducing the Sophos SG Series – our fastest appliances ever!

utm-sg-series-boxWe’re very proud to announce a new generation of network security appliances: the Sophos SG Series. Engineered on the very latest Intel technology, they’re built to provide optimal performance, versatility and efficiency to meet the growing security needs of organizations of diverse sizes. Read on for a message from Guenter Junk, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Network Security Group, introducing our fastest appliances ever.

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