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Sophos Security SOS Week is Back!

Four top security experts share their expertise in a series of daily 40-minute podcast interviews by Sophos senior technologist, Paul Ducklin.

Back by popular demand, four top security experts are once again stepping up to the microphone to share their expertise in a series of daily 40-minute podcast interviews by Sophos Senior Technologist, Paul Ducklin, (and Sophos Naked Security expert and writer).


Four top security experts share their expertise in a series of daily 40-minute podcast interviews by Sophos Senior Technologist, Paul Ducklin.

The podcasts will be an invaluable source of information about the latest security trends, and how to how to prevent attacks in an increasingly sophisticated threat landscape. Get up to speed on topics around malware, supply chain attacks, cyber insurance and cybersecurity company defence strategies. Cyber leaders will also provide real-world examples and advice for cybersecurity best practice. Plus, you can dip in and out of the podcasts, on demand.

Security SOS Week sessions are as follows:

September 13, 2021 – 11:00am BST

Malware – The Never-Ending Story

Paul Ducklin and Fraser Howard, Director of Threat Research, SophosLabs

Malware isn’t going anywhere. Get under the enemy’s skin with fascinating insights from SophosLabs’ director of threat research. Fraser deep dives into how threats work, shares fresh discoveries from the Sophos Labs team and explores the latest malware trends.

September 14, 2021 – 11:00am BST

How to Protect Yourself from Supply Chain Attacks

Paul Ducklin and Chet Wisniewski, Principal Research Scientist, Sophos

The well-documented cyberattacks on Kaseya and SolarWinds continue to highlight just how unprepared many organisations are when it comes to defending against supply chain attacks. In this session, Paul and Chet discuss the critical steps organisations need to take to minimize the risk to their supply chain.

September 15, 2021 – 11:00am BST

Does Cyber Insurance Help or Hinder Online Crime?

Paul Ducklin and Dr Jason R.C. Nurse, Associate Professor (SL) in Cybersecurity, University of Kent

No one suggests that compulsory motor insurance is a bad idea because it encourages people to drive with less care. But when it comes to cyber insurance, sceptics aren’t so sure: some people insist that cyber insurance is a major driver behind ransomware attacks, by encouraging lax habits in companies that assume “the insurance will cover it” and emboldening the crooks to demand ever-higher payments. Paul Ducklin talks to Dr Jason Nurse to find out how you can turn cyber insurance to everyone’s advantage by using it as a driver to improve your cybersecurity posture.

September 16, 2021 – 11:00am BST

Red Team, Blue Team – A Match Made in Heaven?

Paul Ducklin and Michelle Farenci, Information Security Engineer, Sophos

Increasing collaboration between red and blue teams is a vital step in improving cybersecurity. Join this session to hear from a member of the team responsible for keeping Sophos safe from cyberthreats. Michelle will share how the red team vs blue team mindset has evolved, how to get ‘purple’ teaming conversations started, and why, her team find thinking like an attacker makes them better defenders.

Host: Paul Ducklin

Our host for Security SOS Week 2021! Paul’s recent focus has been on writing for Sophos’s award-winning website, Naked Security, where he has built up a global reputation as the go-to guy for explaining technical issues in plain language.

If you’re interested in hearing more, sign up to register for the podcasts here.