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'Junk gun' ransomware: New low-cost cyber threat targets SMBs
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Emerging research from cybersecurity firm Sophos reveals that unsophisticated 'junk gun' ransomware presents a new threat, primarily to small and medium businesses.
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Report finds 90% of cyber attacks in 2023 exploited RDP
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Sophos reports the abuse of Remote Desktop Protocol in 90% of cyber attacks in 2023, marking the highest level of RDP misuse since 2020.
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Sophos & Tenable join forces to launch Sophos Managed Risk service
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Cybersecurity company Sophos partners with Tenable to unveil Sophos Managed Risk, a new vulnerability service that aims to increase protection against cyber attacks.
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Ransomware retains top spot, Sophos cybercrime report reveals
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Sophos' Active Adversary Report 2023 unveils persistent ransomware threats, rising use of compromised credentials in cyberattacks.
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Sophos leads in IDC MarketScape's cybersecurity assessments
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UK cybersecurity firm Sophos earns top marks in IDC MarketScape's assessments and named a Leader in endpoint security solutions for small and midsize businesses.
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Sophos 2024 report reveals top cybersecurity threats to SMBs
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Sophos' 2024 Threat Report unveils that half of all malware targeting SMBs consists of keyloggers, spyware, and stealers, with data theft featuring in over 90% of attacks in 2023.
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Sophos launches 24/7 operational support to MSPs, partners
Fri, 23rd Feb 2024
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Sophos has unveiled its Partner Care programme, a new expansion to provide 24/7 operational support and non-sales related assistance to partners.
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Sophos named Leader in midsize business security by IDC
Tue, 13th Feb 2024
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Sophos soars to Leader status in the IDC MarketScape report for modern endpoint security aimed at midsize businesses.
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Sean Muirhead named Chief Product Officer at Logpoint
Wed, 7th Feb 2024
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Cybersecurity veteran, Sean Muirhead, joins London-based powerbrand, Logpoint, as CPO, bringing his broad industry and product development expertise to strengthen Logpoint's product strategy and market initiatives.
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Panel highlights SMB cybersecurity & sustainability issues
Thu, 1st Feb 2024
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Espria spearheads its first panel discussion, Optimise IT 2024, accentuating cybersecurity and sustainability challenges facing SMBs.
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Sophos reports spike in ransomware groups using remote encryption
Fri, 5th Jan 2024
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Sophos reveals in a new report that the most active ransomware groups are intentionally deploying remote encryption attacks on networks, with attacks increasing 62% annually since 2022.
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Hosted Network strengthens Australian cybersecurity with Sophos partnership
Wed, 20th Dec 2023
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Hosted Network joins forces with Sophos to bolster Australian cybersecurity, providing businesses with simplified, robust protection services. .
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Cybercriminals wary of AI usage in operations – Sophos
Thu, 30th Nov 2023
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Cybersecurity firm Sophos uncovers that despite recognising AI's potential, cybercriminals remain cautious about its integration in operations.
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CompTIA forms ASEAN Community Executive Council to boost tech industry growth
Mon, 27th Nov 2023
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CompTIA forms ASEAN Community Executive Council, aiming to foster growth within the region's tech industry for the benefit of businesses and the region as a whole.
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Veeam teams up with Sophos to boost ransomware recovery capabilities
Wed, 25th Oct 2023
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data protection
Veeam and Sophos join forces to enhance ransomware recovery capabilities and fortify security of business-critical backups.
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Sophos announces Incident Response Retainer for 24/7 support
Thu, 31st Aug 2023
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Sophos has launched its Sophos Incident Response Retainer, offering organisations speedy access to its fixed-cost incident response service.
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Arrow awarded Sophos Distributor of the Year for EMEA North
Fri, 4th Aug 2023
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Arrow is recognised for its performance and commitment to securing organisations with Sophos’ innovative portfolio of cybersecurity solutions and services.
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Ontinue hires cybersecurity experts for leadership roles
Thu, 16th Mar 2023
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Managed detection and response division Ontinue has appointed Craig Jones and Gareth Lindahl-Wise as VP of Security Operations and CISO, respectively.
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Espria secures critical infrastructure at an animal charity
Tue, 7th Feb 2023
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cloud security
One of the UK’s famous pet charities, Woodgreen, home of Channel 4’s ‘The Dog House’, has turned to Espria to secure its extended operations.
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Sophos earns three AAA awards in SE Labs' security test
Fri, 6th Jan 2023
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Sophos Intercept X achieved 100% accuracy in detecting and stopping cyber attacks in SE Labs' tests, earning three AAA awards.
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Sophos discovers malicious code disabling security software
Fri, 23rd Dec 2022
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Sophos has uncovered malicious code in multiple drivers with legitimate digital certificates, including a certificate from Microsoft.
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Sophos releases MDR solution in response to increased threats
Wed, 7th Dec 2022
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Sophos has announced the general availability of Sophos Managed Detection and Response (MDR) with new threat detection and response capabilities.
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Sophos report reveals stark reality of cybercrime-as-a-service
Wed, 23rd Nov 2022
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ransomware
The report addresses how ransomware remains one of the greatest cyber crime threats to organisations with operators innovating their extortion tactics.
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KuppingerCole says EPDR market to reach USD$33.8 billion by 2025
Fri, 11th Nov 2022
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network management
Analysts from KuppingerCole have predicted that the Endpoint Protection, Detection and Response (EPDR) market is set to reach USD$33.8 billion by 2025.