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Sophos CEO Kris Hagerman’s 10 Boldest Remarks From Best Of Breed Virtual Winter 2021

Michael Novinson

From surging sales and profitability and securing the supply chain to combating complexity and doubling down on detection and response, here’s a look at 10 notable statements made by Sophos CEO Kris Hagerman.

Cyberattacks Have Surged During Pandemic

During this pandemic, attackers aren’t slowing down. In fact, they’re actually ramping up their activity and they’ve been ramping up their activity for two very obvious reasons. One, more and more organizations are virtual and working remotely, which means they’re relying on systems that are a bit new. Everything’s being communicated digitally, relying much more on the cloud. So that’s one; you just got a lot more digital remote activity.

And number two, attackers take advantage of uncertainty and disruption. And it’s hard to imagine since World War II a more disrupted time than right now. And they take advantage of that. So partners have really stepped up to help protect customers in this really crucial time.

 
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