US infrastructure is at ‘red alert’ for hacking, James Lyne warns on the Today Show

The recent WikiLeaks drop of CIA documents has raised awareness of the reality of cyber-threats and espionage, and how digital infrastructure in America and around the world is under threat thanks to hacking attacks and ransomware, James Lyne told Tom Costello on NBC’s Today show.

In the two-part segment, James and Tom Costello talked about the threats and took a closer look at ransomware.
 
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RSA Conference 2017: Free hoodies, new socks and great talks

screen-shot-2017-02-09-at-12-42-39RSA Conference 2017 kicks off today and we’ve got all sorts of things lined up for you.

You will be able to catch up with Sophos experts at our booth, 3201 in North Expo Hall. Bring your questions and queries to test us and your quick-smarts to test yourself. Will you be able to spot the exploit before it strikes? How quickly can you identify an attack, what was hit and what to do next?

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CNBC features Sophos in report on IoT threats

screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-16-19-15For 2017, Sophos predicts a rise in threats against devices that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT). James Lyne, global head of security research for Sophos, discussed the threat in a recent interview that aired on CNBC’s On the Money.

CNBC noted that IoT includes devices like webcams, DVRs and connected thermostats that make life easier for homeowners, but are susceptible to cyber-intrusions.
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Sophos takes center stage at Infosecurity Europe 2016

Infosecurity Europe 2016Infosecurity Europe 2016, taking place in London from 7-9 June, will bring together 15,500 information security professionals, 260 expert speakers, 300+ exhibitors and over 100 members of the media.

Join us this year for your chance to grow your professional network, meet with key figures in the field, and learn about the latest security trends and best practices.

James Lyne, Sophos global head of security research, will take center stage for a keynote address on “Cybercrime: What Works in 2016.” James is also a member of the advisory board for the Intelligent Defence technical research conference taking place alongside Infosec.

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Sophos expert James Lyne talks mobile and Internet of Things security at #MWC16 (VIDEO)

Sophos security expert James Lyne spoke during a keynote session on the Internet of Things at this year’s edition of Mobile World Congress, sharing a sampling of his research on the startling security immaturity of IoT devices.

Although James says he’s a big proponent of the IoT, of mobile applications, and the possibilities these technologies bring, his research shows how a number of them fail even the most basic security tests.

According to James, many of today’s IoT devices make it too easy for malicious hackers. James has seen massive security failures such as devices with hardcoded passwords, some exposed to vulnerabilities that should have been patched long ago, and others communicating across the open Internet unencrypted.

You can watch James’s brief but entertaining talk in the video embedded below. He explains his discoveries and shares his insights into how and why IoT and mobile security went so wrong, and what we can do to get it right.

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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.

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