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13 Jun 2006

Sophos expert demonstrates live malware at 360 Security Summit

Paul Ducklin
Sophos's Paul Ducklin will be demonstrating a malware attack at Information Security summit

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against computer threats, today announced that Paul Ducklin, head of technology, Asia Pacific, will be presenting at the 360 IT Security Summit 2006, which takes place at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia, on Thursday 15 June 2006.

Ducklin will be giving a presentation explaining the techniques that hackers use to try and steal information from unsuspecting internet users, and how criminals can gain control over infected PCs and networks.

"The talk will kick off with a live demonstration - but entirely self-contained, and therefore safe! - of a modern malware attack in action," said Ducklin. "These days the IT media is full of stories about the spam economy, zombie networks, DDoS attacks, zero day exploits, bots, data diddling, and phishing. It's not surprising that some people can feel overwhelmed by the jargon. Gain insight into how the bad guys think and operate, and you learn how better to defend yourself against them."

Ducklin started as an anti-virus researcher in 1989 and is a respected presenter and industry spokesperson.

Registrations are still available for this all-day event. If you are interested in attending, please contact Sophos Australia or via the conference website.

About Sophos

More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Sophos is committed to providing complete security solutions that are simple to deploy, manage, and use and that deliver the industry's lowest total cost of ownership. Sophos offers award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers.

Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.