Datapac is delighted to invite you to the upcoming “Security SOS week” – a special week long online webinar summit from our partners Sophos.

Are you wondering if ransomware really is the worst sort of malware ever? Or are you simply just struggling to get your head around GDPR? Perhaps you’re worried about how quickly phishing is evolving and becoming even more troublesome?

Now you can stay up to speed on all of these topics without ever leaving your desk – take part in the Sophos Security SOS Week!

Five top security experts from Sophos will be stepping up to the microphone, each taking a day to share their expertise in a series of 40 minute webinar interviews with Naked Security writer and Senior Technologist Paul Ducklin.

It all begins June 19th with webinars daily at 2pm, so check out our line up below and get registered.


Monday 19th June at 2pm

GDPR – burden or opportunity? Cost or value?

Presenter: John Shaw

Europe’s forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may be headlined as if it were just “a regulation”, but it has a whopping 11 Chapters, 99 Articles and 261 pages. Join Sophos expert John Shaw as he breaks down how a law that is as much a digital lifestyle guide as it is a regulatory document is likely to pan out. Is a far-reaching law like GDPR a burden that will weigh you down, or an opportunity to stand out as a company that will do the right thing by its customers?
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Tuesday 20th June at 2pm

Phishing – how this troublesome crime is evolving

Presenter: Peter Mackenzie

Phishing is often seen as an old-school cybercrime that we should all be able to spot a mile away, thanks to inkorreckt speeling and badly grammaticals. But not all phishes are obvious. The smarter phishing gangs regularly adapt their tactics to blend in with the many legitimate emails we receive every day. Peter Mackenzie is a Sophos Security Specialist who has a encyclopaedic knowledge of phishing attacks and how to avoid them – so sign up and learn how to keep your own users safe.
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Wednesday 21st June 2pm

Security, surveillance and you – when does security turn into snooping?

Presenter: Luke Groves

Luke Groves doesn’t have an easy job: he’s responsible for making everyone even more passionate about computer security in a company that’s already passionate about computer security. And passion doesn’t come from adding more and more rules and regulations, but from building a environment where everyone is ready to look out for everyone else, while at the same time respecting each others’ privacy. Learn from Luke how to build just that sort of culture inside your own organisation.
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Thursday 22nd June at 2pm

Botnets – the malware that makes you part of the problem

Presenter: Fraser Howard

Unlike ransomware, “bots” or “zombies” work undercover in the background. Zombie malware quietly downloads instructions from cybercriminals on what to do next, such as grabbing passwords, stealing files, sending spam and delivering malware. Getting infected with a a bot therefore makes you part of the problem, not the solution: you’re giving the crooks a free hosting and content delivery service. Learn from Fraser Howard, one of the world’s leading anti-malware researchers, how to dezombify your world.
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Friday 23rd June at 2pm

Ransomware revisited – is it really the worst sort of malware ever?

Presenter: James Burchell

Recent stories suggest that ransomware is the worst sort of cyberattack you could experience. In truth, however, ransomware is more of a “worst among equals,” given all the other sorts of malware also out there. In fact, security against malware isn’t just about keeping your eye on the ball. It’s about keeping your eye on lots of balls at the same time. Fortunately, that’s not as hard as it sounds, and Sophos security expert James Burchell is here to explain what to do when faced with a multitude of cyber threats.

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