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08 Feb 2006

Sophos expert speaks at first ever Anti-Spyware Coalition public workshop

Rich Baldry
Richard Baldry.

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses, spyware and spam, has today announced that Richard Baldry, head of strategic alliances at Sophos, will be a featured panelist at the first-ever Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC) Public Workshop.

Baldry is a veteran of the security industry, having worked with Sophos to counter the threats posed by spyware and viruses since 1993. He is joined at the conference, by other well-known speakers such as Walter Mossberg, the Wall Street Journal's personal technology columnist, and Susannah Fox, associate director at the Pew Internet & American Life Project. The event's keynote address will be given by Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Deborah Platt Majoras.

Baldry will participate on a panel at 15:00 discussing how spyware poses a unique threat to corporate networks, and how companies can best defend their systems.

The workshop, being held on 9 February at the Capitol Hyatt Regency in Washington DC, will examine the growing threat of spyware and the latest technologies and solutions designed to stop its spread.

Sophos joined the ASC in September 2005 - helping build an alliance of technology companies and public interest groups whose mission is to create a consensus regarding spyware definitions, along with best practice in the debate surrounding spyware and other potentially unwanted software.

Protection from spyware is an integral feature of Sophos's anti-virus applications, which are amongst the few products to have been awarded 100% Checkmark certification for the quality of their spyware detection.

More information on the ASC, including tips on how to avoid being hit by spyware, can be found at:

Sophos's integrated security solutions stop threats at both the gateway and the endpoint, providing organisations with reliable, manageable and effective protection against spyware, viruses, worms, Trojans, spam, phishing attacks and policy abuse.

Sophos Anti-Virus secures desktops, remote laptops and file servers, while Sophos PureMessage guards the email gateway. This award-winning software is backed by 24/7 technical support and the round-the-clock vigilance of SophosLabs, a global network of threat analysis centres.

About Sophos

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