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Scammers using Bitcoin, sextortion to take advantage of Coronavirus fears
As people's fear and desire to do something about COVID-19 is dominating the news, it is also being exploited in every way by online criminals.
Sophos acquired for US$3.9 billion in cash
In a 168% premium to its IPO share price in June 2015, Sophos stockholders now receive $7.40 per share, according to the company.
Kaspersky named top dog in Canalys channel satisfaction report
The company was named the top cybersecurity vendor for channel satisfaction after achieving the highest overall rating against 10 others.
Sophos launches Intercept X for mobile
New security for Chrome OS and mobile threat defence for Android and iOS devices protects users from new fleeceware applications uncovered by SophosLabs.
Sophos extends MSP program in the name of advancing enterprise security
Sophos has extended its managed service provider (MSP) program to make it easier for MSPs to deploy, manage and sell the Sophos product portfolio.
Sophos launches threat intelligence & analysis platform for developers
Sophos’ cloud-based threat intelligence and analysis platform is now available to those who are building applications.
Disney+: Is it safe to subscribe?
"Excitement has been building for Disney+ and while it's in limited release, people will seek out alternative means to use the platform."
Sophos Cloud Optix SaaS offering now on AWS Marketplace
Endpoint and network security firm Sophos has now launched its Sophos Cloud Optix SaaS offering on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.
Sophos launches managed threat response service
The resellable service provides organisations with a dedicated 24/7 security team to neutralise threats.
From predator to high-risk vaccine: Sophos tracks WannaCry's evolution
An analysis of around 2,000 WannaCry samples from 2018 shows they were adapted to bypass the famous kill switch, but unable to encrypt data.
Sophos named Magic Quadrant Leader, changes up APAC channel staff
This is the 11th time in a row Sophos has been positioned as Leader and shaken up its APAC and A/NZ channel execs.
Sophos celebrates top performing A/NZ partners
The award winners were announced at the A/NZ leg of its partner conference, Sophos Discover, in Sydney on Friday.
Sophos report sheds light on Aussie cybersecurity landscape
“Security is hard. We all know it. Sophos survey highlights the constant challenge presented by the evolving security landscape and never ending search for skills and best practices to help organisations overcome these threats.”
Sophos report reveals barriers to cybersecurity preparedness in APJ
85% of APJ organisations believe the biggest challenge to their security in the next 24 months will be improving cybersecurity awareness and education among employees and leadership.
Sophos highlights dangers of remote desktop protocol attacks
Within the first day of their setup, all 10 honeypots received their first RDP login attempt.
Sophos acquires Rook Security to provide managed detection and response
As a channel-first security provider, Sophos will deliver the new MDR services through its network of approximately 47,000 channel partners worldwide.
Canalys’ top picks for Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix 2019
The matrix is based on unique feedback from channel partners via the Candefero channels community, combined with Canalys quarterly shipment estimates and analyst insight.
Sophos extends endpoint detection offering to servers
By adding EDR to Intercept X for Server, IT managers can investigate cyberattacks against servers, a sought-after target due to the high value of data stored there.
Firewall best practices to block ransomware - Sophos
Companies can’t see what’s happening on their endpoint devices, leaving them struggling to prevent attacks or even knowing how and when they happened.
Sophos welcomes John Donovan as A/NZ managing director
Donovan will be based in Sydney. He brings more than 30 years’ experience in IT to Sophos, including roles at Symantec, as well as VMware and ForgeRock.
Sophos offering mobile device management with Microsoft Intune integration
Running on Microsoft Azure, the Sophos integration will enable IT administrators to configure individual device usage policies within Microsoft Intune.
How cybercriminals are most likely to be caught
Fifteen per cent of IT managers at Australian companies who were victim to one or more cyber attacks last year can’t pinpoint how the attackers gained entry.
Sophos Mobile Security now integrates Microsoft Intune
In the case of a threat or compromise, intelligence insights can help administrators decide when to lock down an individual endpoint and deny access corporate data.
When hackers get the munchies, they just steal McDonalds
What happens when hackers get the munchies? Apparently in Canada, they decide to put their ‘hamburglar’ gloves on and go after unwitting people who happen to use the McDonalds app.