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Sophos Research Uncovers Widespread Use of TLS By Cybercriminals

SPONSORED CONTENT: Nearly half of all malware is being disseminated via the Transport Layer Security cryptographic protocol, says Dan Schiappa, executive VP and chief product officer for Sophos.

Nearly half of all malware is being disseminated via Transport Layer Security, an encryption protocol, which in this instance is being used to conceal nefarious activity, says Dan Schiappa, executive VP and chief product officer for Sophos. He also discusses how Sophos's new XGS Series appliances handle TLS inspection to keep customers safe. WATCH NOW: 

About the Author(s)

Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor

Contributing Editor

Terry Sweeney is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor who has covered technology, networking, and security for more than 20 years. He was part of the team that started Dark Reading and has been a contributor to The Washington Post, Crain's New York Business, Red Herring, Network World, InformationWeek and Mobile Sports Report.

In addition to information security, Sweeney has written extensively about cloud computing, wireless technologies, storage networking, and analytics. After watching successive waves of technological advancement, he still prefers to chronicle the actual application of these breakthroughs by businesses and public sector organizations.


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