Anatomy of an Attack comes to Tampa Bay, FL

Do you live near Tampa, Orlando, Clearwater, St. Petersberg, Lakeland or Sarasota, Florida? If so, please join us for the latest in our critically acclaimed Anatomy of an Attack seminars on June 28th in Tampa!

Feeling left out? There are plenty of other locations we will be visiting in North America this year. Keep an eye open for upcoming events in Salt Lake City, Chicago, Phoenix, Denver, Metro DC and Toronto, Ontario.

Anatomy of an Attack logoWhat is Anatomy of an Attack? Considering I wrote and present it, I think it is simply excellent :).

The seminar covers the who, what, how and why of modern malware. In the morning I explain some of the stories behind the headlines describing how today’s threats work, who creates these messes and what the results are.

We take a break for a complimentary lunch then I do a live malware demonstration showing the techniques described earlier including SQL injection, iFrame abuse, server-side polymorphism and reverse shell shoveling.

We wrap up with some advice, giveaways and an optional session on how Sophos helps you defend against this barrage of attacks.

I hope you will join us for a fun, educational day in sunny Tampa. If you live internationally you can keep an eye on our list of global events where my colleagues deliver similar sessions including Sydney, Australia on June 15th and London, UK on June 22nd.

If you would like to get a feel for what the sessions are about, or live somewhere we haven’t fit into our schedule yet, check out Anatomy of an Attack online.

Avoid cyberwinter – turn Cybersecurity Awareness Week into a cybersafe lifestyle

Next week – Monday 30 May 2011 to Friday 03 June 2011 – is National Cybersecurity Awareness Week (CSAW) in Australia. It’s also the official start of winter.

Sophos has been an enthusiastic participant in CSAW events over the past few years, and has endorsed various industry initiatives introduced under the CSAW umbrella, such as the iCode, a scheme by which ISPs attempt to contact customers with virus infections and help them to clean up.

There’s a problem with CSAW, however – namely that awareness of Awareness Week is low.

Additionally, of course, there’s the problem that cybersecurity is something which requires attention all the time, not just one week of the year. In that sense, having a Cybersecurity Awareness Week is a little like having a Safe Driving Afternoon. You need to follow up your Safe Driving Afternoon with a safe driving lifestyle.

Various Sophos colleagues will be in various parts of Oz next week, including at a breakfast event put on by the Northern Territory Government in Australia’s northernmost capital city, Darwin.

It may not be winter in Darwin itself – in fact, it was touching 31C at lunchtime – but it can get distinctly frosty online if you don’t keep a lookout for yourself and your business whilst you’re using the internet.

So, if you’re a businessperson in Darwin, why not take advantage of the free National Cybersecurity Awareness Week Breakfast, which takes place at the Novotel Atrium Hotel on the Esplanade on the morning of Wednesday 01 June 2011?

Let guest speakers Peter Lee – a colleague of mine from Sophos in Brisbane – and Paul Morshead – from the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy – teach you how to protect your business data, online financial transactions and networks from cyberscams, fraud and theft.

Territorians, don’t ask what you can do for your government – take advantage of what your government is doing for you! Register online now and turn Cybersecurity Awareness Week into a cybersafe lifestyle.