MetroWest Chamber of Commerce: 118th Annual Meeting

Well, it was certainly a night to remember and much to celebrate With over 325+ people coming to celebrate the 118th MetroWest Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting!

It was a great night with much money raised for United Way’s Feed a Family and our hero’s  – Military Veterans.

Watch some of the fun we had:

Sophos expert talks about Cryptolocker and bitcoin ransom on CNBC (Video)

And it keeps getting worse…

A widespread outbreak of a sneaky, file-encrypting piece of ransomware called Cryptolocker has many people talking. One very important question raised by Cryptolocker’s success to date: Should you ever pay a ransom to a cybercriminal?

Sophos security expert James Lyne, head of global security research at Sophos, went on cable network CNBC to explain how the criminal gang behind Cryptolocker is demanding a ransom in return for unlocking a victim’s files. In the video embedded below, James explains why you might not want to pay up, even if it means losing your valuable data.

According to James, the Cryptolocker thieves appear to be honoring their pledge to decrypt your files in exchange for a payment, but copycat criminals aren’t likely to be so “honorable.” He also explains how demanding a ransom in bitcoins allows the Cryptolocker gang to take in millions of dollars worth of payments that are very difficult to trace.

Join us for Sophos’ Upcoming Event: Today’s Threat Landscape – How to Stay Safe

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Today’s Threat Landscape – How to Stay Safe

Learn how today’s cybercriminals target your computer, identity and money and get practical advice on how to combat anything that comes your way. Sophos security expert John Shierwill explore how malware threats actually work and what you can do to protect your company today.

We’ll show you:

  • What the threat landscape looks like, how it’s changing and trends to watch for
  • Real-world strategies for reducing your enterprise’s attack surface
  • How a layered security strategy provides better protection
  • The top five things you can do today to make your business more secure

Register to join us today

Speakers:
John Shier- Senior Channel Sales Engineer at Sophos

Bio:
John Shier is a Senior Channel Sales Engineer at Sophos. He provides technical sales support and product education to Sophos partners and customers. John also provides advice and insight into the latest threats for security and IT professionals with the goal of providing clear guidance on complex topics through Sophos and Channel Partner sponsored events including the popular ‘Anatomy of a Malware Attack’.

Hot breakfast will be served.