Sophos virus expert to address Gartner Sector 5 Summit

Sophos Press Release

Sector 5

Lynnfield, MA - Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, announced today that Richard Jacobs, Sophos's technical director, will be discussing internet security at Gartner's Sector 5 event, which takes place in Washington D.C. from the 21st until the 23rd of August.

At the event, titled 'The Global Summit Exploring Cyber Terrorism and the Targets of Critical Infrastructure', Jacobs will be providing practical advice on the computer virus threat, including effective protection and recovery.

Richard Jacobs will be participating in the panel discussion on 'Viruses and Forensics'. He will be focusing on how to prevent breaches as a result of malicious code and what should be done if security defenses are infiltrated. This session will take place on Thursday, August 22, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT.

"Cooperation and the discussion of new initiatives forms an important part of the search for methods of virus prevention," said Jacobs. "Corporations are increasingly concerned not only with protecting their networks but also with ensuring that they have an effective plan of action should the worst happen. Addressing both of these areas is crucial to making progress in the fight against malicious attacks."

About the Sector 5 Summit

The Sector 5 Summit, a premier security event focused on the prevention of cyberterrorism, will gather the top minds in cyber and IT security from corporations, organizations, and government agencies, representing five critical infrastructure sectors: Transportation; Energy, Utilities and Water; Banking and Financial Services; Telecommunications and Information Services; and Vital Health, Safety and Emergency Services.

More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos’ complete security solutions as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Simple to deploy, manage, and use, Sophos’ award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions are backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.” More information is available at