Sophos Security Expert to Share Security Insights at Industry Event

March 04, 2013 Sophos Press Release

Sophos today announced that Senior Security Advisor, Chet Wisniewski, will present at the Security Bsides Vancouver Event on March 4, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. Chet will discuss the “Rising Tide of Ransomware” and how ransomware is impacting the security industry as well as individuals.

Event Details:
Who: Chet Wisniewski, senior security advisor, Sophos
What:  During this presentation, “The Rising Tide of Ransomware” Chet will examine how ransomware is quickly taking the place of fake anti-virus as the scam du jour for Eastern European criminals. He will look at the long sordid history of holding people's PCs for ransom and the techniques being used to ensnare victims today and discuss the encryption techniques being utilized, how they launder the cash and the methods being used to infect victims. Social engineering is a major component of these scams, but they do not solely rely on trickery.
Where: Oceanic Plaza Towers, 1066, West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
When: Monday, March 4 at 10:00 a.m.
How: For more information on Security BSides Vancouver visit:

Sophos will also exhibit at HIMSS 2013 at the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans at booth 2473.