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Posts Tagged ‘Sophos’

  • IT Managers are Inundated with Cyber-attacks from All Directions, survey says

    July 11, 2019 • Features, Internet of Things, Security, SponsoredComments (0)

    Global network and endpoint security company, Sophos, announced on Thursday, 11 July 20019, the findings of its global survey, The Impossible Puzzle of Cybersecurity. The survey reveals that IT managers are inundated with cyber-attacks coming from all...

  • EMEA global hotspot for brute force access attacks-study reveals

    Beware of new malicious trojan doing the rounds

    March 1, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Beware of new malicious trojan doing the rounds

    If you haven’t heard of it yet, then be on the lookout for this malevolent trojan currently doing the rounds. Emotet is reported to dwarf the impact of WannaCry and NotPetya which made headlines in 2018 for multimillion-dollar losses incurred to businesses...

  • 34 percent of South African organisations are ready to comply with POPI Act

    34 percent of South African organisations are ready to comply with POPI Act

    February 14, 2019 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 34 percent of South African organisations are ready to comply with POPI Act

    Sophos, a network and endpoint security company, has revealed the findings of a new study that was commissioned to determine the state of POPI compliance within South African organisations. The POPI Act (Protection of Personal Information) promotes the...

  • Improve Security Posture with Deep Learning Enabled Endpoint Detection and Response

    Improve security posture with deep learning enabled endpoint detection and response

    January 17, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Improve security posture with deep learning enabled endpoint detection and response

    Cybercrime is big business and hackers are continually looking for new attack vectors. SophosLabs team see 400,000 new malicious samples every day; this does not mean 400,000 programmers writing code. It means heavily automated systems. The result is bespoke...

  • Preventing your network from becoming a Botnet

    Preventing your network from becoming a Botnet

    September 7, 2018 • 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...

  • Something Phishy: How to Identify and Avoid Phishing Scams

    July 11, 2018 • 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 • Artificial Intelligence, 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...