Industry Insights From Sophos

Not all ransomware tools are created equal

In case you hadn’t heard, ransomware is big, big business. In 2016 alone, ransomware payouts are closing in on the billion-dollar mark, with a whopping 70% of companies reporting that they paid to have their maliciously-encrypted data liberated after being hit.

How to ensure you’re not part of the next botnet

The Internet of Things (IoT) holds a great deal of promise to make everyday devices much easier to use, control, program, and access remotely. From “smart” home thermostats and refrigerators to lights and automobiles, there’s remarkable potential to make our lives easier — but there’s also untold risk that these devices can bring to our day to day lives.

Wi-Fi shadows cast by fingers could leak your password

Researchers in a team from Shanghai, Boston and Tampa recently published an temptingly titled paper about password stealing. Dubbed When CSI Meets Public Wi-Fi: Inferring Your Mobile Phone Password via Wi-Fi Signals, the paper makes you think of Crime Scene Investigation, but that’s just a handy collision of acronyms.

Detect, Prevent and Remediate Ransomware

The number of attacks companies of all sizes face every day is almost incomprehensible. This includes a near daily dose of ransomware, zero-day exploits and other malicious malware carried out through increasingly clever phishing scams

What is…an exploit?

Most cyberattacks involve criminals exploiting some sort of security weakness. That weakness could be down to a poorly chosen password, a user who falls for a fake login link, or an attachment that someone opened without thinking.

Introducing Sophos Intercept X – a completely new approach to endpoint security

At Sophos, we’re no strangers to next-generation security. You can see it across our entire product line, from our powerful Security Heartbeat technology that leverages Sophos Central to facilitate communication between endpoints and the network, to our advanced behavioral analytics and malicious traffic detection features (and a whole lot more).