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  • Preventing your network from becoming a Botnet

    Preventing your network from becoming a Botnet

    September 7, 2018 • Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Preventing your network from becoming a Botnet

    Botnets are large volumes of distributed networked computers and devices that have been taken over by a cybercriminal. Botnets, also referred to as bots, are usually taken over by malicious software to enable remote control by a threat actor. They are set up...

  • Harish Chib, vice president Middle East & Africa, Sophos

    Something Phishy: How to Identify and Avoid Phishing Scams

    July 11, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Something Phishy: How to Identify and Avoid Phishing Scams

    Phishing is one of the most common attack vectors for hackers who exploit end-user behavior as the weakest link in an organizations cyber-defense. For years, criminals have disguised attacks in emails and today we see phishing emails as a primary delivery...

  • Sophos launches email protection solution boosted by artificial intelligence

    Sophos launches email protection solution boosted by artificial intelligence

    June 14, 2018 • Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Sophos launches email protection solution boosted by artificial intelligence

    Sophos, a network and endpoint security company, has announced Sophos Email Advanced, the first email protection solution to offer predictive security with active threat protection (ATP), anti-phishing email authentication, and outbound scanning and policy...

  • Sophos survey highlights concerns over business' network traffic

    Sophos survey highlights concerns over business’ network traffic

    April 18, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Sophos survey highlights concerns over business’ network traffic

    Sophos, a network and endpoint security company, has announced the findings of its recent global survey which revealed that IT managers cannot identify 45 percent of their organisation’s network traffic. The survey titled The Dirty Secrets of Network...

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    Tips for staying safe online during the festive season

    December 14, 2016 • Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Tips for staying safe online during the festive season

    As the popularity of online shopping increases, so does the likelihood of falling foul of cybercrooks, not necessarily because they are putting in extra effort during the festive season, but simply because more of us are doing more online shopping at this...

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    Simple security steps to stay safe online during the holidays

    November 28, 2016 • Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Simple security steps to stay safe online during the holidays

    The holiday season is upon us and so is shopping for the perfect gift for friends and family. It is at this time when cyber crime is at a all time peak. It is crucial to be aware of fraudulent accounts and always keep pins safe. After the black Friday frenzy,...

  • IoT, promises tremendous uses: from smart autonomous cars that self-direct to less congested roadways during peak traffic hours, to home automation, to smart farming, and millions more.

    Sophos comments on IoT DDos Attack

    November 10, 2016 • Internet of Things, SecurityComments Off on Sophos comments on IoT DDos Attack

    IoT device security flaws are not new. Sophos has revealed that IoT device attacks will take off when criminals figure out how to monetize them – much like they have with their very lucrative ransomware scams – or align them to their goals. While there...

  • Harish Chib, Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Sophos.

    Sophos to focus on ‘synchronized security’strategy at GITEX 2016

    October 10, 2016 • Events, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Sophos to focus on ‘synchronized security’strategy at GITEX 2016

    Sophos will participate in the GITEX Technology Week 2016, to be held in Dubai from October 16-20, 2016. The main focus will be on its ‘synchronized security’ strategy, showcasing its portfolio of next-gen endpoint, network and encryption security...

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    USA stays top of Spampionship’s Dirty Dozen nations

    February 10, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on USA stays top of Spampionship’s Dirty Dozen nations

    Sophos Naked Security blog today revealed the Dirty Dozen top spam-relaying nations, as it published the final “Spampionship” league table of 2013. Once again, it was the USA which earned the league’s top spot, generating 14.5 percent of the total...

  • Sophos advances Mobile Device Management for Android environments

    February 5, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Sophos advances Mobile Device Management for Android environments

    Sophos has announced the latest version of its mobile device management (MDM) solution, Sophos Mobile Control 3.0, which is offered both on-premise and as-a-service. This version includes support for Samsung SAFE devices, granting tighter control over how...

  • Free apps for enhanced Android security

    October 1, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Free apps for enhanced Android security

    Sophos today announced it has extended protection for Android devices with the release of two free apps. The latest version of Sophos Mobile Security for consumers and the new Sophos Mobile Encryption app secure Android devices against malware and privacy...

  • Sophos appoints Kris Hagerman as CEO

    September 5, 2012 • PeopleComments Off on Sophos appoints Kris Hagerman as CEO

    Web security company Sophos has announced that Kris Hagerman will become the company’s new chief executive officer effective immediately, and will join the company’s board.  Hagerman succeeds Steve Munford, who will become non-executive chairman of the...

  • One in every two spam messages are sent from Asia

    July 24, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on One in every two spam messages are sent from Asia

    IT security and data protection firm Sophos has published the latest ‘Dirty Dozen’ of spam-relaying countries, covering the second quarter of 2012. While North America continued to reduce the proportion of spam it relayed by email, Asia increased...

  • Fake Instagram app infects Android devices

    April 19, 2012 • Gadgets and Gaming, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Fake Instagram app infects Android devices

    IT security and data protection company Sophos is warning Android users about malware being distributed disguised as the popular photo-sharing app Instagram.  Cybercriminals have created fake versions of the Instagram Android app, designed to earn money from...

  • Sophos unveils their Security Threat Report 2012

    January 26, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Sophos unveils their Security Threat Report 2012

    IT security and data protection company Sophos today unveiled its latest Security Threat Report 2012, a detailed assessment of the threat landscape – from hacktivism and online threats to mobile malware, cloud computing and social network security, as...

  • Middle East: 64% believe mobile data lacks security

    October 19, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on Middle East: 64% believe mobile data lacks security

    In a survey carried out at Gitex, 64% of respondents said they wouldn’t be confident that data stored on a mobile device belonging to their organization would be secure in the event it was lost or stolen. The survey, carried out by global IT and data...