04 Mar 2013
Sophos Security Expert to Share Security Insights at Industry Event
Chet Wisniewski to discuss “The Rising Tide of Ransomware” at BSides Vancouver Event
Sophos today announced that Senior Security Advisor, Chet Wisniewski, will present at the Security Bsides Vancouver Event on March 4, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. Chet will discuss the “Rising Tide of Ransomware” and how ransomware is impacting the security industry as well as individuals.
Who: Chet Wisniewski, senior security advisor, Sophos
What: During this presentation, “The Rising Tide of Ransomware” Chet will examine how ransomware is quickly taking the place of fake anti-virus as the scam du jour for Eastern European criminals. He will look at the long sordid history of holding people's PCs for ransom and the techniques being used to ensnare victims today and discuss the encryption techniques being utilized, how they launder the cash and the methods being used to infect victims. Social engineering is a major component of these scams, but they do not solely rely on trickery.
Where: Oceanic Plaza Towers, 1066, West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
When: Monday, March 4 at 10:00 a.m.
How: For more information on Security BSides Vancouver visit: http://www.securitybsides.com/w/page/27811926/BSidesVancouver
Sophos will also exhibit at HIMSS 2013 at the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans at booth 2473.
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.