Sophos CEO, Raymond James Financial CISO, and Forrester Analyst participate in RSA 2010 Panel Discussion, How CISOs Best Adapt to Major Shifts in IT

Sophos Press Release

Sophos security experts in the spot light at RSA Conference

Sophos CEO Steve Munford

BOSTON/SAN FRANCISCO - March 2, 2010 - IT security and data protection firm Sophos (RSA 2010 Gold Sponsor and exhibitor - booth # 1817) announced today that Sophos CEO Steve Munford and Sophos customer Raymond James Financial Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer Samuele Ghelfi will participate in a panel discussion, 'How IT Security Can Be Successful Amidst Major Shifts in IT', which will be moderated by Vice President of Research at Forrest Research Analyst Jonathan Penn at RSA 2010 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The panel is scheduled for Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 9:10am PT.

Sophos Executive and Security Experts Take the Stage at RSA 2010

Session Title:'Change is Gonna Come: How CISOs Best Adapt to Major Shifts in IT'


Steve Munford, CEO, Sophos

Samuele Ghelfi, CISO, Raymond James Financial

Jonathan Penn, VP of Research, Forrester

When: Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 9:10am PT

Where: Green Room 123

Session Code: SPO1-302

Session Description: Regardless of company size, customers face the same storm of IT consumerization, data loss, breaches, regulations and business complexity. While enterprise IT teams learn to adapt to these changes, so must the security vendors they count on most. This panel discussion will analyze latest business demands that create new challenges for IT and how to leverage technology and vendor partnerships so that IT can get the biggest bank for their buck.

Session Title:'Web 2 Woe: Cybercrime on Social Networks'

Speaker: Graham Cluley, Senior Security Consultant, Sophos (RSA Top Rated Speaker)

When: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 1:00pm PT

Where: Blue Room 102

Session Code: HT1-204

Session Description: Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace are increasingly the target for financially-motivated hackers, as more cybercriminals put the hundreds of millions of captive users in their sights. Their intention? To infect computers, spread spam, seize profiles and commit identity theft. This session covers how attacks have continued to evolve, how social networking sites are trying to defend against exploitation, and what companies and people can do to better defend themselves.

Session Title: 'Anti-Virus Is Dead!' - Demonstration and Presentation

Speaker: Paul Ducklin, Head of Technology, Asia Pacific Sophos

When: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 8:00am PT

Where: Orange Room 301

Session Code: END-201

Session Description: Anti-virus is dead - industry analysts say so. They have a point, since it is inherently reactive, and doomed by undecidability. Yet anti-virus is clearly alive, since it is still effective against the latest threats. Using a live demo, disassembling and debugging real malware, this session reveals the history of the arms race between malware creators and defenders, and explains how security problems, which are uncomputable in theory, can nevertheless be effectively solved.

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