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Base2 holds 'Lunch and Learn' series

27 Oct 2009

Held last week in Auckland, Base 2 held the inaugural event in its “Lunch and Learn” series, which will be held every few months. 

The series is intended to inform, and the theme for the event was ‘Protecting your company against data leakage’ and included presentations by SOPHOS and Datastor’s IBM business development manager who talked about the need for security and the future roadmap of storage. 

Paul Ducklin, SOPHOS Head of Technology Asia Pacific, gave a presentation on current security threats and illustrated the sequence of events in a ‘drive-by download’ as well as commenting on the explosion of threats in the past few years. He said that there are 25,000 newly infected web pages per day and 40,000 new instances of malware per day, including 2,000 that are genuinely new malware. 

But because SOPHOS was able to detect so much malware he said, “I think that means we’re winning” and added “viruses and malware just don’t go as far as they used to”. 

There were around 25 people at the event, most of whom were IT managers and general managers for both Auckland-based and national companies.