Sophos experts talk security and take to the Sophos stage at RSA 2009

April 20, 2009 Sophos Press Release

IT security and control firm Sophos announced that it will be exhibiting at RSA 2009 in San Francisco, California at the Moscone Center on April 20-23, 2009 at booth 1817. Sophos's renowned global security experts will present at Sophos's booth and both will also deliver presentations to RSA conference attendees. This year's RSA® Conference theme celebrates Edgar Allan Poe's life, work - and his powerful and enduring legacy to furthering the field of cryptography.

Sophos booth presentations

Throughout the conference, at the top of every hour, there will be a rotating show game show, "Threat or No Threat" hosted by Senior Technology Consultant, Graham Cluley of Sophos and Head of Technology, Asia Pacific, Paul Ducklin of Sophos, will demonstrate a "Live Malware Attack".

RSA presentations

Social networks: The new frontier for malware, spam and identity theft

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm PT (HT1-106), Graham Cluley will present

Financially motivated hackers are increasingly exploiting social and business networks such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn to commandeer computers, commit identity theft and install malware on victims' computers. This interactive talk demonstrates how attacks have evolved, how social networking websites are trying to defend against exploitation, and what companies and individuals can do to protect themselves.

Malware in the Rue Morgue

Friday, April 24, 2009 at 10:10 am - 11:00 am PT (HT2-402), Paul Ducklin will present

Edgar Allan Poe would love JavaScript malware. Inwardly obvious but outwardly arcane, JavaScript malware uses effectively impervious cryptographic tricks to make itself impenetrable on its own. To solve the malware you need to know not only the code, but also the exact circumstances in which that code was downloaded and run.

This talk will use a series of live demonstrations to show how modern JavaScript malware works, and to explain the latest techniques for dealing with this confoundedly diabolical malware in the Rue Morgue.