Sophos Senior Technologist to Speak at CyberCrime 2010 Symposium

November 04, 2010 Sophos Press Release

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James Lyne, Senior Technologist, Office of the CTO

BOSTON - November 4, 2010 - Global IT security and data protection firm Sophos today announced that Senior Technologist Dr.James Lyne will speak at the CyberCrime 2010 Symposium, an event focused on addressing the financial cybercrime epidemic impacting New England's banking and financial sectors. Dr. Lyne is scheduled to present, Anatomy of an Attack: How Hackers Threaten Your Security at 3:00pm-4:15pm ET on Thursday, November 4 at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The event is being hosted by Sage Data Security, an information security firm located in South Portland, ME and nophishing.org, the action arm of the Maine Anti-Phishing Coalition (MEAPC).

As cybercrime is one of the fastest growing threats to online banking and customer security today, the CyberCrime 2010 Symposium brings together industry leaders and banking and financial services professionals involved in operations, compliance, retail, security or information services, law enforcement, and others responsible for securing internet-based banking to discuss the ever-increasing sophisticated methods used by cybercriminals and the necessary tools needed to detect, prevent, and defeat cybercriminal activities that threaten organizations' assets.

Those attending the Anatomy of an Attack: How Hackers Threaten Your Security session will gain insight into how attacks occur. The session is designed to show how chains of attacks link together both from the perspective of the hacker and the end user, showing in detail the true capabilities of modern malware. The session will conclude with a live malware attack in action - which of course will be self-contained.

With a strong background in mathematics and cryptography, and a detailed understanding of computer threats, James studies key business and technology trends to map future security requirements at Sophos. Aside from technology strategy, James frequently engages with customers and industry forums to evangelize the security problem domains.