Sophos products and the GHOST vulnerability affecting Linux

nsgIn the last couple of days, a widespread Linux vulnerability known as GHOST has been receiving a lot of attention in the security community. In theory, this vulnerability can allow an attacker to remotely execute code on a Linux computer. There is already proof of concept code that puts this theory into practice, and it is expected that real world attacks are just around the corner.

The Sophos product teams have been thoroughly investigating to determine which of our products are affected and what is necessary to address those that are.

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Why Sophos is a “breakout star” and a leader in endpoint encryption

forrester-150It’s an honor to announce that we have been positioned as a Leader in Forrester Research, Inc.’s new report, The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Encryption, Q1 2015. We think this is strong validation that Sophos SafeGuard Enterprise Encryption 7 is among the very best encryption products available on the market today.

According to the report, “Sophos was the breakout star in this Forrester Wave evaluation, touting strong hardware-based encryption support, external media encryption policy flexibility, and file-level encryption functionality.”

What’s especially rewarding about our position as a Leader is that we believe it shows how our entire company contributes to our success, including our engineering, product management, sales and customer support teams.

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Have a drink on Data Privacy Day at your nearest IAPP event

privacy-after-hours-150As part of Data Privacy Day on Wednesday, January 28th, the IAPP will be hosting casual “Privacy After Hours” social meetings at cities in Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Slovakia, UK and USA, to discuss an issue that’s on a lot of people’s minds these days — privacy.

Whether as part of business or personal life, information privacy and security is now an aspect of day-to-day life. So if you have any concerns or interests in privacy matters, then please feel welcome to come along for discussion, or simply to relax and get to know other people with practical or personal involvements in privacy issues.

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Are you compliant with the upcoming EU Data Protection Regulation? Find out in just 60 seconds

complianceIf you hold data on EU citizens, including customer details, payment information or healthcare records, you need to be aware of the upcoming EU Data Protection Regulation.

It will require organizations – wherever they are in the world – to implement “appropriate measures” to secure personal data. Fines for breaches will range up to €100 million or 5% of annual turnover.

Do you have the necessary data protection measures in place? Find out with the Sophos 60-Second Compliance Check. No registration required!

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Introducing Next-Gen Enduser Protection

ngeupToday, we’re pleased to introduce updates to our Endpoint Protection, SafeGuard Encryption and Mobile Encryption products that deliver on our vision of Next-Generation Enduser Protection (NGEUP).

NGEUP provides more effective and simpler-to-manage security for enduser devices and data by integrating innovative endpoint, mobile and encryption technologies. It is a stepping stone to achieving our Project Galileo vision of next-generation enduser, server and network technologies all working together as a unified, cloud-managed security system.

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Why security is failing #3: It lacks coordination

cloud-150Last week, I posited that the security industry is, by and large, failing to meet the needs of today’s businesses. I introduced two reasons for this failure: security solutions are incomplete, and security is overly complex.

Today, I’ll wrap up with the third challenge businesses face: inconsistent and uncoordinated security.

While attackers continue to evolve and become more sophisticated, security technology struggles to keep up. How else to explain the 48% increase in the number of security incidents reported by businesses worldwide in 2014 compared to the year before?

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