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Media Alert: Sophos Showcases Deep Learning Innovation at BSides Las Vegas & Black Hat USA 2018

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LAS VEGAS, Aug. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, will present its next-gen security technology with predictive deep learning at BSidesLV 2018 and Black Hat USA 2018. Sophos data scientists will discuss emerging threat detection trends and visitors will have the opportunity to connect with the security experts at Sophos' booth #1251 to explore the evolving threat landscape and how to protect against persistent, advanced attacks.

SamSam attackers have remained elusive while amassing an estimated fortune in excess of $6 million
Sophos has been able to revise the previous best guess of how much money SamSam has made from around $1 million to just over $6 million.



BSidesLV 2018

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 2:55 PM PT
Ground Truth: An Introduction to Machine Learning and Deep Learning
Hillary Sanders, data scientist, Sophos
Ground Truth (Firenze)

Black Hat USA 2018: Booth #1251

Sophos threat researchers will be at booth #1251 to discuss new developments and trends on the Dark Web, including the recently published in-depth research of the SamSam ransomware campaign conducted by SophosLabs.

Updates to the ongoing investigation of the SamSam attacks, including total ransom paid now exceeding $6 million USD, and analysis of how the hackers are able to remain hidden in plain site on the Dark Web and using Bitcoin, will be published throughout Black Hat USA 2018 on SophosLabs Uncut and Naked Security News.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/c0b3ec4b-4902-45cc-a470-a1c05333b339.

At booth #1251, Sophos will feature its latest next-gen technology including:

Key Sophos Black Hat USA 2018 speakers include:

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 at 11:30 AM PT
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 at 11:30 AM PT
SamSam: The (Almost) Six Million Dollar Ransomware
Peter Mackenzie, global malware escalations manager, Sophos
Booth #1251

Aug. 8, 2018 at 10:30 AM-10:55 AM PT
Measuring the Speed of the Red Queen's Race; Adaption and Evasion in Malware
Richard Harang, principal data scientist, Sophos, and Felipe Ducau, data scientist, Sophos
Lagoon GHI

Aug. 8, 2018 at 11:15 AM-12:05 PM PT
Deep Neural Networks for Hackers: Methods, Applications, and Open Source Tools
Joshua Saxe, chief data scientist, Sophos
South Seas ABE

Aug. 8, 2018 at 11:30 AM-12:05 PM PT
MLPdf: An Effective Machine Learning Based Approach for PDF Malware Detection
Jason Zhang, senior threat researcher, Sophos
Business Hall (Oceanside), Arsenal Station 5

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About Sophos:
Sophos is a leader in next-generation endpoint and network security. As the pioneer of synchronized security Sophos develops its innovative portfolio of endpoint, network, encryption, web, email and mobile security solutions to work better together. More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos solutions as the best protection against sophisticated threats and data loss. Sophos products are exclusively available through a global channel of more than 39,000 registered partners. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, UK and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol "SOPH." More information is available at www.sophos.com.

For more information, please contact:
Sara Eberle, senior public relations manager, Americas
Sara.eberle@sophos.com
339-223-9265

Stephanie Jackman, account director, March Communications
sophos@marchcomms.com
617-960-9882

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