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It’s Cyber Security Awareness Month: Here’s How Sophos Home Is Protecting You

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and while the average consumer is largely
unaware of the legions of criminals in cyberspace conspiring to steal their personal information
for easy profit, Sophos Home experts know there is an entirely different scenario at play.

Sophos Principal Research Scientist, Chester Wisniewski, is intimately familiar with such
crimes, yet knows mainstream media rarely covers the topic of cybersecurity threats – and how
to stay protected – for the average household. This makes it impossible for the public to grasp
what is truly happening to their online identities and where they are vulnerable.

“Most people underestimate the value of their online identity,” explained Wisniewski. “While
some may worry about online banking or their credit cards, most do not realize criminals are
also interested in their Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.

In addition, like smart TVs, smart lights, smart thermostats, and other gadgets make their way into homes, these become new potential points of attack by cybercriminals. Most people assume that someone else is
looking after the security of these things — sadly, more often than not, no one is.”

And that is where Sophos Home comes into the play.

Sophos Home, A Solution To Cyber Crimes

The worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos, is protecting more than 500,000
organizations and millions of customers from the most advanced cyberthreats. Sophos Home
protects consumers against ransomware, viruses, malware, and other damaging cyberthreats
on Macs, PCs, and mobile devices.

Its business-grade cybersecurity made simple for the home user, by providing privacy, web and ransomware protection, parental web filtering, and other vital features. Sophos Home was initially created to secure business customers’ employees’ devices and became so successful in this endeavor that it branched out to help consumers at home with their online security.

Unlike its competitors, Sophos Home is an all-in-one, simple, intuitive, and easy to use and
manage security product that’s also affordable. This helps households stay on top of new and
evolving cyber threats targeting the average home, giving consumers peace of mind that their
online identities are protected.

“Cybercrime is a big business, but it doesn’t just affect big businesses. Individuals are just as
vulnerable to malware, and other threats as are hospitals, banks, and eCommerce sites,” said
Michael Klieman, Vice President of Sophos Home Product Management.

“With Sophos Home, consumers get the same robust, business-grade security, powered by SophosAI and
SophosLabs, that’s trusted and relied on by hundreds of thousands of IT professionals at
today’s global organizations.”

From Sophos To Sophos Home 

For the past 30 years, Sophos has led the industry to set the gold standard in cybersecurity.
The company has always been passionate about fighting cybercrime and unwavering in its
commitment to protecting people worldwide from becoming victims of cybercrime. Sophos

Home is now a hugely popular and widely-used consumer online security solution praised for its
highly effective protection, ease of use, and great value. Sophos Home is powered by award-
winning threat research, cutting-edge artificial intelligence, and machine learning from
SophosLabs and SophosAI.

Sophos Home makes securing family devices easier than before; whether they’re in the same
house or another state or country, users can easily view and manage their security via the
Sophos Home mobile app or any web browser. The software is easy to install and works to
protect security actively. Pairing perfectly with multiple Macs and PCs, it’s excellent for all types
of users, from non-tech savvy beginners to pro-users who want to access advanced
configuration options. This benefits parents by including web filtering to help restrict their kids’
web access.

If a cybercriminal happens to trick you on your work computer, they may use that as a way to
attack your employer’s network,” Wisniewski explained.  “But if they find it is a personal
computer, they don’t simply pack up and go away.”

Sophos Home helps combat the hidden programs that cybercriminals install in devices to
stealthily collect your usernames and passwords, credit card details, and even personal
cryptocurrency wallets.

Every criminal’s goal is to make the most money they can from every point they can access,
and Sophos Home is the security protection that can help expose and protect against these
threats. While we should be thinking about our cybersecurity every day, beginning our
acknowledgment now is an excellent place to start.

Olivia Liveng is a contributor at Disrupt Magazine and an award-winning travel, entrepreneurship, and lifestyle journalist and editor who relocated to Copenhagen from NYC. She has been featured in The New York Post, Fodors, L.A. Style Magazine, and Forbes.

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