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Sophos Partners With Tenable

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Sophos has announced a strategic partnership with Tenable, the Exposure Management company, to provide Sophos Managed Risk, a worldwide vulnerability and attack surface management service. The new service features a dedicated Sophos team that leverages Tenable’s exposure management technology and collaborates with the security operations experts from Sophos Managed Detection and Response (MDR) to provide attack surface visibility, continuous risk monitoring, vulnerability prioritisation, investigation, and proactive notification designed to prevent cyberattacks. The modern attack surface has expanded beyond traditional on-premises IT boundaries, with organisations operating […]

Sophos Is A Leader In The IDC MarketScape For Worldwide Modern Endpoint Security For Midsize Businesses In 2024

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Sophos has announced that it is a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Modern Endpoint Security for Midsize Businesses 2024 Vendor Assessment, which evaluates the solutions and business strategies of 16 modern endpoint security (MES) vendors. Sophos Endpoint defends more than 300,000 organisations worldwide against advanced attacks with anti-ransomware, anti-exploitation, behavioural analysis, and other technologies that stop threats before they escalate. In the report, IDC applauds Sophos Endpoint for including “a more expansive set of protection technologies (host-based firewall and […]

Sophos Named A Leader In 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant For Endpoint Protection Platforms

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Sophos has announced that it is positioned as a Leader in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP), marking the 14th consecutive time the company has been a Leader in the report. “We believe Gartner recognised Sophos again, due to our market-leading and flagship EPP solution, a Leader in this Magic Quadrant because we are consistently innovating our protection-first technologies to defeat current and changing cyberattacks,” said Raja Patel, chief product officer at Sophos. “Security vendors cannot stay […]

Sophos Advances Active Adversary Defenses With New Security Solutions

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Sophos has introduced several new solutions that advance critical defenses against active adversaries. Sophos exposes how these active adversaries are now carrying out ransomware “fast” attacks in mere hours in “The 2023 Active Adversary Report for Security Practitioners”. The Sophos X-Ops report showcases the forensics of fast smash-and-grab ransomware attacks and the precise tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) attackers are using to operate in this new high-speed attack mode – including preferred living-off-the-land binaries (LOLBins) and other tools and behaviors that get […]

Sophos To Showcase MDR Solutions At GITEX 2023

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Sophos has announced its participation at GITEX Global 2023, which runs from October 16 to October 20, 2023, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. At the event, Sophos will showcase its advanced cybersecurity solutions and services including Sophos Managed Detection and Response (MDR). Sophos will also highlight its new Sophos Incident Response Retainer, which provides organisations with speedy access to Sophos’ industry-first fixed-cost incident response services that includes 45 days of 24/7 Managed Detection and Response (MDR). The retainer cuts red tape, allowing Sophos incident […]

Sophos Releases Remotely Managed Wi-Fi 6 Access Points

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Sophos has announced the Sophos AP6 Series to support the shift to hybrid environments with a new generation of remotely managed Wi-Fi 6 access points. The new offering adds another component to Sophos’ secure access portfolio, which includes Sophos Firewall and Sophos Switch. “With cloud-managed Wi-Fi, Sophos is addressing the need for more scalable, remote-managed Wi-Fi solutions that support the increasing number of connected devices and the proliferation of IoT systems,” said Daniel Cole, vice president of product management at […]

Sophos Uncovers New Connections Between Hive, Royal, And Black Basta Ransomware

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Sophos has released new findings into the connections between the most prominent ransomware groups this past year, including Royal, in its report, “Clustering Attacker Behavior Reveals Hidden Patterns.” Over the course of three months beginning in January 2023, Sophos X-Ops investigated four different ransomware attacks, one involving Hive, two by Royal, and one by Black Basta, and noticed distinct similarities between the attacks. Despite Royal being a notoriously closed off group that doesn’t openly solicit affiliates from underground forums, granular […]

Education Sector Reports The Highest Rate Of Ransomware Attacks

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Sophos has released a new sectoral survey report, “The State of Ransomware in Education 2023,” which found that education reported the highest rate of ransomware attacks in 2022. Over the past year, 79% of higher educational organizations surveyed reported being hit by ransomware, while 80% of lower educational organizations surveyed were targeted—an increase from 64% and 56% in 2021, respectively. Additionally, the sector reported one of the highest rates of ransom payment with more than half (56%) of higher educational […]

Sophos Launches Managed Detection and Response For Microsoft Defender

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Sophos has launched Sophos Managed Detection and Response (MDR) for Microsoft Defender, a fully-managed offering that provides the industry’s most robust threat response capabilities for organizations using Microsoft Security. Sophos MDR for Microsoft Defender adds a critical layer of 24/7 protection across the Microsoft Security suite of endpoint, SIEM, identity, cloud, and other solutions to safeguard against data breaches, ransomware and other active adversary cyberattacks. “Baseline security technology alone is not enough to defeat determined attackers who will find a way in, […]

68% Of Manufacturing Firms Hit By Ransomware Had Their Data Encrypted

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Sophos has announced a new sectoral survey report, “The State of Ransomware in Manufacturing and Production 2023,” which found that in more than two-thirds (68%) of ransomware attacks against this sector, the adversaries successfully encrypted data. This is the highest reported encryption rate for the sector over the past three years and is in line with a broader cross-sector trend of attackers more frequently succeeding in encrypting data. However, in contrast to other sectors, the percentage of manufacturing organizations that […]

93% Of Organisations Find The Execution Of Essential Security Operation Tasks Challenging: Sophos

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Sophos has published a new survey report, “The State of Cybersecurity 2023: The Business Impact of Adversaries on Defenders,” which found that, globally, 93% of organisations find the execution of some essential security operation tasks, such as threat hunting, challenging. These challenges also include understanding how an attack happened, with 75% of respondents stating they have challenges identifying the root cause of an incident. This can make proper remediation difficult, leaving organisations vulnerable to repetitive and/or multiple attacks, by the […]

Sophos Demonstrates How to Make ChatGPT a Cybersecurity Co-Pilot

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Sophos has released new research on how the cybersecurity industry can leverage GPT-3, the language model behind the now well-known ChatGPT framework, as a co-pilot to help defeat attackers. The latest report, “Applying AI Language Processing to Cyber Defenses,” details projects developed by Sophos X-Ops using GPT-3’s large language models to simplify the search for malicious activity in datasets from security software, more accurately filter spam, and speed up analysis of “living off the land” binary (LOLBin) attacks. “Since OpenAI […]
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