Join us as we examine the current threat landscape, the state of endpoint security and the secrets you didn’t even know about your firewall! Plus, we’ll look at securing your apps and data in the cloud, and how best to protect your organization against cyber threats.
5:00pm Introduction – Adam Louca, Chief Technologist, Softcat
5:15pm The Current Threat Landscape – Adam Louca
5:30pm The State of Endpoint Security Today – James Burchell, Senior Sales Engineer, Sophos
5:45pm Refreshment break
6:00pm The Dirty Secrets of Network Firewalls – James Burchell
6:15pm Cloudy with a Chance of Security – James Burchell
6:30pm Gin Tasting, Extended Networking Session (including food)
The state of Endpoint Security Today
You are not alone. Todays sophisticated attacks are a growing challenge for almost all IT managers, right across the globe. Ransomware is here to stay, hackers take advantage of vulnerabilities in legitimate software, whilst AI is being adopted by cybercriminals improving their ability to execute more sophisticated and targeted attacks. This is a highly challenging and complex area for organisations of all sizes. I believe the biggest enemy to security is complexity, especially in our current environment, so how can Sophos help eliminate this risk?
The Dirty Secrets of Network Firewalls
A firewall is the gateway between your network and the internet and an integral pillar of your security infrastructure. Despite the importance of its role in your threat defences, firewalls are failing organisations when it comes to delivering the protection they need. On average, organisations suffer 16 infected computers every month so it’s no wonder that better protection is the #1 desired firewall improvement for a large portion of IT managers.
Cloudy with a Chance of Security
You’ve chosen to run your applications and workloads in the cloud. Now how do you secure them? Microsoft works hard to protect the Azure cloud, but that’s only for the underlying cloud infrastructure. And while it’s true that AWS is secure, and meets an extensive list of global security standards requirements, AWS recommends customers take additional steps to protect and secure their applications. As you move workloads and data to the cloud, don’t assume they’re automatically protected. Microsoft and AWS claim responsibility for the security of their cloud, but you are responsible for the security of applications and data you place in their cloud.