Sophos Virus Expert to Address Gartner Sector 5 Summit

Lynnfield, MA – Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, announced today that Richard Jacobs, Sophos’s technical director, will be discussing internet security at Gartner’s Sector 5 event, which takes place in Washington D.C. from the 21st until the 23rd of August.

At the event, titled ‘The Global Summit Exploring Cyber Terrorism and the Targets of Critical Infrastructure’, Jacobs will be providing practical advice on the computer virus threat, including effective protection and recovery.

Richard Jacobs will be participating in the panel discussion on ‘Viruses and Forensics’. He will be focusing on how to prevent breaches as a result of malicious code and what should be done if security defenses are infiltrated. This session will take place on Thursday, August 22, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT.

“Cooperation and the discussion of new initiatives forms an important part of the search for methods of virus prevention,” said Jacobs. “Corporations are increasingly concerned not only with protecting their networks but also with ensuring that they have an effective plan of action should the worst happen. Addressing both of these areas is crucial to making progress in the fight against malicious attacks.”

About the Sector 5 Summit
The Sector 5 Summit, a premier security event focused on the prevention of cyberterrorism, will gather the top minds in cyber and IT security from corporations, organizations, and government agencies, representing five critical infrastructure sectors: Transportation; Energy, Utilities and Water; Banking and Financial Services; Telecommunications and Information Services; and Vital Health, Safety and Emergency Services.

For full details of the event, please visit

About Sophos
Sophos is one of the world’s largest specialist developers of anti-virus software. Headquartered in the UK, its products are sold and supported through a global network of subsidiaries and partners in more than 150 countries. Sophos solutions are specifically designed to protect businesses and organisations from virus attack. The company’s products are widely deployed by large corporations, banks and governments.

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