Cybersecurity and the tip of the ransomware iceberg, with Sophos

The specter of ransomware haunts businesses all across the world. We talk to Sophos’ Aaron Bugler about cybersecurity.

8 October 2021 . 00:24:52

Show Notes for Series 02 Episode 27

This podcast is produced in conjunction with Sophos.

The internet’s original designers didn’t consider the medium’s use for crime; unfortunately, that’s the reality we all face every day online. This podcast looks at some of the cybersecurity issues facing companies doing business digitally.

Our guest is Aaron Bugal, Global Solutions Engineer at Sophos, one of the world’s leading cybersecurity companies. We talk about the latest spate of ransomware attacks, and learn this is an old problem, yet one that won’t go away.

We look at how different parts of the world might be affected differently by cyber threats and learn that although some geographies are perhaps less protected than others, they might not be as highly targeted by threat actors as others. Nevertheless, with the costs of attack rising due to brinkmanship and bad actors’ arrogance, organizations of any size need to make themselves safer online.

In many cases, unprotected companies will be presented with ransomware demands after the hackers have exfiltrated priceless data. Companies struggle to protect themselves due to lack of awareness, but also, it’s down to lack of qualified staff.

The Sophos Managed Threat Response service can provide 24/7 cover for companies that are struggling to find the way through the battleground out there. It’s operated by specialists like Aaron — people whose expertise and knowledge provide a round the clock sentry and response service, that goes beyond simple notifications: it helps stop threats in their tracks.

You can read more about Sophos’ Managed Threat Response here:

We recommend the Sophos MTR data sheet, here in PDF format:

For more about all the products and services Sophos offers:

Aaron Bugal of Sophos is here on LinkedIn:

Joe Green’s nod at the socials is here: