Sophos at RSA

RSA Conference 2009
Like just about every other security company on the planet, Sophos is exhibiting at the RSA 2009 Conference in San Francisco, California this week.

If you happen to in the area of the Moscone Center, do pop by booth 1817 as we would love to see you. Experts from SophosLabs will be presentating both at the booth and delivering technical papers to conference attendees.

Sophos booth presentations

Throughout the conference I’ll be hosting a game show on the Sophos booth called “Threat Or No Threat”. This is loosely based on the TV show “Deal or No Deal” which in America features leggy models, and in the UK stars a man in a cuddly jumper and a bunch of elderly people who look like they’re queuing to buy stamps in the post office.

I guess that’s one of the fundamental differences that remains between the two countries. Anyway, never mind about the transatlantic differences in game shows – the important thing to know is that I’ll be quizzing people about threats, and giving out prizes galore.

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Meanwhile, Sophos’s head of technology in the Asia Pacific region, Paul Ducklin, will be demonstrating a live malware attack – something you really can’t afford to miss.

RSA presentations

On Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 3:00 pm – 3:50 pm PST (HT1-106), I will present a paper on the eerily topical subject of “Social networks: The new frontier for malware, spam and identity theft”

Social networking threat talk

And then on Friday, at 10:10 am – 11:00 am PST (HT2-402), Duck will present “Malware in the Rue Morgue” where he will demonstrate a live malware attack, looking specifically at how modern JavaScript malware works.

So, do come by and say hello. If you also tell me you are an avid fan of the Clu-blog and kiss me on both cheeks in true French style (a greeting I am calling “the blog snog”) then I will give you a special prize (while stocks last).

Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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