Sophos

(get it in RSS or Atom)

Average person has 19 passwords - but 1 in 3 don’t make them strong enough

Average person has 19 passwords - but 1 in 3 don’t make them strong enough

The vast majority of people are leaving themselves at risk of identity theft, fraud and extortion by not taking simple but necessary steps to protect themselves online, according to a new study.

A hearty welcome to all Cyberoamers!

cyberoam-250

Today, Sophos announced that it has acquired Cyberoam, a fellow player in the network security market.

So we'd like to send out a big "Hello" and say, "Welcome to Sophos, all Cyberoamers!"

Sophos scavenger hunt - test your security knowledge and win a T-shirt

Scavenger hunt

It's that time of year again - can you find the answers hidden within the Threat Report?

How secure is your network? Take the test...

Is your network safe from threats? Take the test...

Are you responsible for IT security in your company? Do you know how safe your network really is? Sophos has developed a test to help you find out just how protected you are.

87% of SMBs suffered a cyberattack last year, only 44% see security as a priority

87% of SMBs suffered a cyberattack last year, only 44% see security as a priority

The risk of cyberattacks on SMBs has been examined in detail in a recent Sophos-sponsored report by the Ponemon Institute. The report - The Risk of an Uncertain Security Strategy - surveyed over 2,000 IT security managers within organisations employing up to 5,000 people.

4 free tools to boost your security

try-these-4-250

You've probably heard us saying, "Get more serious about security!"

That, of course, invites the reply, "Where do I start? What should I do?"

So here are 4 free tools to help you on your way...

Cyber Security Challenge sees youngsters hack into and control a drone

Cyber Security Challenge sees youngsters hack into and control a drone

Last weekend featured more wireless networks than I've ever seen, a flying drone, Python, a lot of Raspberry PIs and a whole load of talented young people - all in the aid of the Cyber Security Challenge.

A new place to chat about security threats

A new place to talk about security threats

Sophos has launched a new 'Threat Awareness' forum - a place to discuss anything to do with computer security and share your own personal experience of security threats and cyber attacks.

Naked Security's Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault say goodbye

Naked Security's Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault say goodbye

The end of an era has come. After a combined service of - gulp - 29 years, Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault are saying au revoir...

What computer security threats can we expect to see in 2013?

What computer security threats do we expect to see in 2013?

Here are the trends that SophosLabs anticipates will shape the IT security landscape next year:

Sophos Security Threat Report 2013 - the safest and riskiest countries revealed

Sophos Threat Report 2013

Download the free Sophos Security Threat Report, looking back over 2012 and exploring what security threats and trends we will all be facing tomorrow.

Sophos awarded VB100 in Windows Server 2003 R2 comparative anti-virus test

VB100

Sophos awarded VB100 in comparative test by Virus Bulletin of 36 different anti-virus products.

Sophos products and Tavis Ormandy

Sophos products and Tavis Ormandy

As a security company, keeping customers safe is Sophos's primary responsibility.

Find out more, and how Sophos has updated its products.

42% of lost mobiles have no security in place to protect data, says report

42% of lost mobile gadgets have no security in place to protect data says report

Out of those who reported that they had lost devices, 42% had no security measures in place, and one in five contained access to work-related documents or email. Young, male Londoners, you're the worst when it comes to losing stuff, but take heart: you're the best at making sure your lost gadgets are secured.

How to avoid fake Sophos Support pages

How to avoid fake Sophos Support pages

Sophos has received reports that some Google searches for "Sophos Technical Support" lead to bogus pages purporting to be official Sophos Support contact information. Remember, Sophos Support provides free support to all customers and partners experiencing any software issues, including the Shh/Updater-B false positive.

Monday review: the hot 18 stories of the week

Monday review: the hot 18 stories of the week

It's weekly summary time.

Here's everything we've written in the last seven days.

Shh/Updater-B false positive by Sophos anti-virus products

Default image

Some Sophos customers have reported detections today of Shh/Updater-B. Sophos would like to reassure users that these are false positives and are not a malware outbreak.

Watch Sophos's James Lyne audition for TED2013

TED_WorldwideTalentSearch_250

Sophos's James Lyne recently auditioned to present at next year's main TED conference in Long Beach California: "The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered." Take a look and see what you think.

Watch his audition, and let TED know what you think.

Facebook teams up with Sophos and other security vendors

Facebook teams up with Sophos

Facebook has announced that it is teaming up with a number of security vendors, including Sophos.

Join us for the Sophos Security Threat Report webcast January 26th

2012ThreatReport250

Join Chester Wisniewski and James Hilliard for a webcast covering the latest security developments from the second half of 2011 on January 26th, 2012 at 19:00 UTC/2PM Eastern time.