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12 Jun 2006

Sophos expert addresses IET Crime and Security conference

Sophos's Graham Cluley will be presenting research at the IET conference

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against computer threats, today announced that Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant and head of corporate communications, will be presenting at the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Crime and Security conference in London on Wednesday 14 June.

Cluley will be presenting a paper examining the latest trends in malware, and the threats posed by hackers in their attempt to attack businesses, blackmail websites, and steal confidential information. The paper includes research from SophosLabs™, Sophos's global network of virus, spyware and spam analysis centers, identifying the top malware threats of the year.

"Organized cybercriminals are developing new methods to spread their malware, with the intention of stealing from innocent computer users," said Cluley. "Every IT manager needs to ensure they are up-to-speed on the latest developments in the malware world to reduce the risk of their company being the next victim."

Cluley has been working in the field of computer virus research since January 1992, and is a respected industry expert.

About the conference

The Institution of Engineering and Technology Conference on "Crime and Security: The Technical Fight" is designed to bring together a plethora of delegates from within a range of fields to discuss and develop networks at and after the event and to ask the technical and social questions that are of high importance in this changing and developing market place. It will discuss the impact technology can have upon physical safety, fraud and criminal activity prevention, data protection and issues and concerns for future social, economic and law enforcement developments. More information about the conference can be found on the IET's website at

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