Securing Your Cloud from Criminals - A View from SophosLabs on Securing Linux Assets

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Wednesday 11th November, 2015

2:45pm to 3:30pm (EST)

Criminals have embraced the cloud to a greater degree than even private enterprise. What's the best cloud for a crook? Yours. This talk will take a look at how criminals are leveraging purloined Linux and Unix assets to build out their infrastructure and some simple methods to thwart their efforts.

SophosLabs' primary goal is publishing threat information to protect our customers. This requires us to monitor millions of malicious attacks each day providing a large data set to mine for information.

Our experience shows that more than 80% attacks originate from compromised assets, the majority of which are running a Linux-based operating system. Administrators of Linux systems can step up and have a serious impact on reducing the criminal footprint and making our friends, families and organizations safer.

Chester "Chet" Wisniewski is a Senior Security Advisor at Sophos with more than 15 years experience in the security industry. Chester conducts research into computer security and online privacy with the goal of making security information more accessible to the public.

Chester frequently writes articles for the award-winning Naked Security blog, produces the award-winning podcast "Sophos Security Chet Chat" and is a frequent speaker at conferences and in the press.

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Chester W - Sophos

Security expert Chet Wisniewski shares advice and insights into online threats. SSH/PGP at http://keybase.io/chetw bio from Twitter

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Time 2:45pm3:30pm EST

Date Wed 11th November 2015


Thurgood Marshall West, Washington Marriott Wardman Park

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