Sophos, a world-leader in anti-virus and anti-spam protection
for businesses, has announced that two anti-virus experts from its
Sydney research laboratory will be addressing the Sixth Annual
Anti-Virus Asia Researchers (AVAR) Conference next month.
Paul Ducklin, Sophos's Head of Technology, Asia Pacific, and
Sophos Virus Researcher Sean McDonald, will join other prominent
experts from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Japan,
New Zealand, the UK and the USA at the conference.
AVAR aims to assist the development of cooperative relationships
among anti-virus researchers in Asia and to raise awareness of
computer security issues. AVAR2003 is focused on malicious code,
and will cover:
- Emerging malicious code threats
- Technology at risk -- dealing with the threats today and in the
Paul Ducklin's presentation will tackle the hot issue of who
holds responsibility for computer security. Ducklin will discuss
how computer security vendors, corporate IT managers, internet
service providers, legislators and law enforcement can work
together against malicious code.
Sean McDonald will address the conference alongside independent
anti-virus researcher Nick Fitzgerald. Their joint presentation
will examine ways of working with the latest viruses, many of which
consist of a number of separate components which come together to
do their damage.
This is the first time that the AVAR Conference is being held in
Australia. AVAR2003 takes place from 5 - 7 November 2003 at the
Westin Hotel, Sydney.
For additional information and registration details, see