SophosLabs Director demonstrates modern malware attacks

Sophos Press Release

The demonstration will include advice on how businesses and end users can better protect themselves against these threats

Mark Harris
Mark Harris, global director of SophosLabs™.

Sophos, a world leader in IT security and control, announced that Mark Harris, SophosLabs Director, will demonstrate modern malware, when he addresses the internationally recognized information security conference, Hacker Halted, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Monday, June 2, 2008 at 3:30 PM EDT. Mark Harris's session will include advice on how businesses and end users can better protect themselves against these threats.

Mark Harris is Director of SophosLabs™ and leads a team of 70 staff based in the UK, the US, Australia, and Canada, providing 24/7 protection against malware, spam and web threats for Sophos customers. He also manages proactive technology development, including Sophos's proactive Behavioral Genotype® Protection technology, which uses forensic analysis to identify suspicious patterns and characteristics unique to either a virus family or a spam campaign.

Harris has over 20 years' software engineering experience and nearly 12 years' experience in software security, having spent 10 years at McAfee in a variety of roles, including Chief Software Architect and Engineering Director. Harris regularly contributes to the SophosLabs blog, which provides round-the-clock information about newly discovered threats encountered by Sophos's worldwide network of analysts.

About Hacker Halted

Presented by the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), the global series of Hacker Halted conferences raises international awareness towards increased education and ethics in information security. Previous conferences have been successfully held in Mexico City, Dubai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, Hong Kong, and China.

Hacker Halted USA will be held in association with the 10th Techno Security Conference and the 1st Access Data User Conference. More than 1,000 information security specialists are expected to attend this combined event and over 100 exhibitors will showcase the latest technologies and tools in information security.

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