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Aired on Wednesday, October 11, 2023
1-2PM ET | 12-1PM CT | 11-12PM MT | 10-11AM PT - Americas

Transform Users into Defenders

According to the 2023 State of the Phish, 76% of organizations fell victim to business email compromise (BEC) attacks last year. Unfortunately, less than 35% of companies teach their users how to identify BEC. As attackers refine their tactics—from bulk phishing to advanced phishing kits that bypass multifactor authentication (MFA)—equipping users for today’s threats has never been more critical.

Join this Power Series as our panel of experts discuss:

  • The latest attack tactics that exploit human vulnerability
  • Incorporating threat intelligence into your security awareness program
  • Key elements for driving effective behavior change
  • Identifying metrics that matter to CISOs and your leadership team

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After the event, we’ll be giving away a JBL Go 3 Portable Speaker* to the first 1,000 qualified attendees who place an order in the U.S. and Canada.

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Alan Lefort
Alan Lefort | SVP & GM, Proofpoint Security Awareness, Proofpoint, Inc.

Alan currently leads the PSAT organization at Proofpoint. Previously, Alan worked at McAfee where he was the VP of Consumer Strategy and Cloud segment. He brings a wealth of security industry experience and proven leadership across teams in engineering and product to sales.

Featured Panelists

Karen Letain
Karen Letain | VP, Product Management, Proofpoint, Inc.

Karen leads the Product UX and Content teams for Proofpoint’s Security Awareness Division. Prior to Proofpoint, Karen was Head of Global Strategy and Innovation for McAfee’s Consumer Division leading the innovation product management, design and strategy teams. She was instrumental in launching a new 3-year strategy focused on moving the organization beyond antivirus to privacy and personal protection. Karen also drove the innovation teams to producing and delivering new performance enhancements in McAfee’ consumer products. Karen was also influential in managing McAfee Consumer’s M&A efforts resulting in the successful purchase of a 40M technology company to help accelerate the roadmap toward personal protection. Karen has also founded and led a number of start-ups in both Cybersecurity and Marketing and was VP of Operations for Thomson Learning the learning arm of Thomson Publishing (now CENGAGE). An active learner, Karen holds a number of degrees and designations. When not working or studying, she spends her time with her husband Claude, 2 children Gabrielle and Dominic and a very large furry 4-legged golden doodle.

Sarah Sabotka
Sarah Sabotka | Sr. Threat Researcher, Proofpoint, Inc.  

Sarah Sabotka is a Senior Threat Researcher on the Threat Research Team at Proofpoint where she focuses on commodity crimeware campaigns and communicating the threat landscape to customers and the public. Sarah had her start by doing OSINT collection, case development, and law enforcement collaboration to support animal cruelty investigations for an international animal welfare organization. Prior to joining Proofpoint, Sarah spent over four years developing and leading the Global Cyber Threat Intelligence team at Experian, where she was also responsible for leading brand monitoring, threat hunting, vulnerability intelligence, and ad-hoc incident response activities; before that she was a Senior Threat Analyst at Goldman Sachs. Sarah earned her B.A. in English from the University of Connecticut (Storrs), and her M.S. in Cybersecurity from Utica College. She resides in southern New Hampshire where she runs a 501(c)3 animal rescue and sanctuary with her husband, home to 14 rescue dogs and four rescue fish.

Dionna Miller
Dionna Miller | Information Security Specialist, PepsiCo

Dionna leads the Security Advocate and Champion Programs at PepsiCo. The Advocate community has grown to 500+ members since its launch in 2021.

Aired on Wednesday, November 15, 2023
1-2PM ET | 12-1PM CT | 11-12PM MT | 10-11AM PT - Americas

Defend Against Ransomware and BEC

Ransomware is one of today’s most disruptive forms of cyber attacks, and business email compromise (BEC) is one of the costliest. Modern organizations need a cybersecurity solution that addresses these and other threats across the entire attack chain. Learn how a people-centric approach powered by AI can help break the attack chain and stop email attacks and initial compromise.

Join this Power Series as our panel of experts discuss:

  • Why ransomware remains a top cybersecurity threat
  • How Proofpoint has seen and prevented seven-figure BEC attempts
  • Best practices to defend against BEC and ransomware

Get Your Power Series Gift!

After the event, we’ll be giving away a Stanley The Quencher H2.0 Flowstate™ Tumbler | 30 OZ* to the first 1,000 qualified attendees who place an order in the U.S. and Canada.

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Brian Reed
Brian Reed | Sr. Director, Cybersecurity Strategy, Proofpoint, Inc

Brian Reed is Sr. Director of Cybersecurity Strategy at Proofpoint. He comes to Proofpoint from Gartner where he focused on a wide variety of topics - cloud security, data security, incident response, insider threats and security awareness. Since 2015, he published over 50 thought-leading research notes at Gartner, including Cool Vendors reports, Market Guides for Digital Forensics and Incident Response Services and Security Awareness Training, Risk Management research, as well as the last two Gartner Magic Quadrants for Enterprise DLP. Prior to Gartner, he spent over 15 years in a variety of business development, product management, sales and system engineering roles, at companies including Sourcefire (acquired by Cisco), HP, McAfee and Internet Security Systems (acquired by IBM). He is well known in the information security industry and has spoken at numerous Gartner events, as well as other industry events globally. Brian also serves as an advisory board member and holds a BA degree from The University of Georgia and an MBA from Kennesaw State University.

Featured Panelists

Pablo Passera
Pablo Passera | VP, Product Management, Proofpoint, Inc.

Pablo has more than 18 years of experience in the technology space. He has led product management and innovation teams in the software security area, focused on creating new products and features to protect companies and individuals from the latest threats. He is currently responsible for the Proofpoint Email detection stack, including Email Protection, Targeted Attacks Protection, Emerging Threats, and Supplier Threat Protection products and leads the Core Detection Product Management organization.

Cheryl Tang
Cheryl Tang | Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Proofpoint, Inc.

Cheryl Tang leads product marketing for Core Email Security solutions at Proofpoint. She brings over 20 years of product marketing experience in the enterprise security and IT market. Prior to Proofpoint, Tang has served in product marketing and leadership roles at Imperva, Centrify, Symantec, Good Technology, and WebEx Communications. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Arnold Harden
Arnold Harden | Sr. Global Director- Sender Security & Authentication, Proofpoint, Inc.

Arnold Harden has over 19 years of experience in the Cybersecurity, Information security and technology industries. As Head of Global Sales for Sender Security & at Proofpoint, he is responsible for overseeing and directing the company’s global Go to Market strategy, Business development, working with Product Management, Field and Product marketing. As a Board Member for the Information Security Society of Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) for over 5 years he has chaired various committees including Sponsorships, Budget, Events, and Speakers. Arnold’s belief in establishing long-term, trusted relationships with clients, business partners and manufacturers has led to Broad member positions with TAG, Gwinnett Technology Council and consulting with broads of other companies. Arnold serves as a dedicated leader of Proofpoint sales organization. After joining the company in March 2019, he immediately made a positive impact by growing the Southeast region SAAS revenues 55% year over year. This success led to his growth and earned him a leadership role where he is responsible for Global Sales for Sender Security & Authentication directing strategy for sales, marketing, and SAAS product management. Prior to joining Proofpoint, Arnold held leadership positions with McAfee, Optiv Security, British Telecom, Vigilar, and AT&T Business Solutions. Arnold education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of North Georgia.

Zoom | Wednesday, December 13, 2023
1-2PM ET | 12-1PM CT | 11-12PM MT | 10-11AM PT - Americas

Year in Review and Predictions

2023 was a year of explosive change in the cybersecurity arena as the cyber attack chain—and the landscape as a whole—evolved on several fronts. As we head into 2024, threat actors are still experimenting at warp speed. In this Power Series, we’ll discuss what we saw this year, what’s coming in 2024 and what it all means for your cybersecurity program.

Join this Power Series as our executive leadership team discusses:

  • The 2023 threat landscape
  • The major attacks and attackers that shaped our defenses
  • 2024 security predictions

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After the event, we’ll be giving away a Tunezie Wireless Earbud Beanie to the first 1,000 qualified attendees who place an order in the U.S. or Canada.

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Ryan Kalember
Ryan Kalember | EVP, Cybersecurity Strategy, Proofpoint, Inc.

With over 20 years of experience in the information security industry, Mr. Kalember currently leads cybersecurity strategy for Proofpoint and is a sought-out expert for leadership and commentary on breaches and best practices. His global team of security experts ensures that Proofpoint’s customers have consistent insight into the attacks that target their people. Mr. Kalember joined Proofpoint from WatchDox where he served as both chief product officer and CMO, leading the development of pioneering data-centric security solutions through to the company’s acquisition. Previously, Ryan ran solutions across HP’s portfolio of security products, was director of product strategy at ArcSight, and held a variety of positions at VeriSign, including EMEA regional manager and senior product manager. Early in his career, Ryan was a security practitioner, helping build many leading security organizations and security operations centers (SOCs) around the world. He received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University, where he studied fault tolerance, cryptography, and authentication algorithms.

Featured Panelists

Darren Lee
Darren Lee | EVP & GM, SPSG, Proofpoint, Inc.

As EVP and GM, Darren Lee is responsible for the Proofpoint Security Products and Services Group. As GM, Darren is responsible for the Proofpoint core security offerings for Threat, Email Security, Identity Defense, Threat Research and Machine Learning. Prior to this role, Darren led the company’s Compliance and Digital Risk group, the financial services segment, and machine learning investments. Before joining Proofpoint, Darren served as the Founder and CEO of NextPage, a leading provider of Information Governance solutions. Having founded multiple startup companies, he has vast experience in defining markets, creating products, executing acquisitions, and driving revenue to build viable businesses. Darren holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from BYU.

Nate Chessin
Nate Chessin | SVP, Worldwide Sales Engineering, Proofpoint, Inc.

Nate Chessin is a 20 year technology and sales professional with extensive leadership and technical sales experience. Prior to Proofpoint, Nate held various leaderships positions at Cisco Systems and Glue Networks delivering Software Defined Networking, Collaboration, Security, Mobility and Service Provider architectures. Nate holds a BA in Computer Science from Pomona College in Southern California and is CCIE #12034.

Patrick Joyce
Patrick Joyce | Global Resident Chief Information Security Officer, Proofpoint, Inc.

Patrick Joyce is the Global Resident Chief Information Security Officer at Proofpoint. In this role, he serves as a strategic advisor to the greater CISO community and spearheads Proofpoint’s Customer Advisory Board (CAB). He is focused solely on the security needs of customer CISOs by delivering unbiased advice, knowledge and training to help CISOs stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing threat landscape. Mr. Joyce is a highly respected cybersecurity practitioner and industry thought leader with over 30 years of experience in the IT and security field. Before joining Proofpoint in November 2023, he served as Vice President and Chief Security Officer (both CSO & CISO) for Medtronic, a Fortune 500 MedTech enterprise, where he was responsible for leading the company’s global security strategies, operations and initiatives. Prior to joining Medtronic, Patrick held leadership roles in both public and private sector organizations across multiple verticals, including healthcare (both provider & payor), travel/hospitality, and IT consulting. He also served as an Officer in the US Air Force and in the US Intelligence Community. In addition to his accomplishments as a business partner and trusted advisor, Patrick is also known for his commonsense approach, calm and careful leadership, sound judgment, and ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

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Earn Cybersecurity CPE Credits - ISC2

This event is approved and endorsed by (ISC)2 and CPE credits will automatically be credited to your member account within 4-6 weeks.

Who Should Attend

This event is suitable for information security decision-makers, including CXOs, VP of IT, Director of IT, as well as mid-level information security management professionals (Senior Security Manager, IT Security Manager, IT Manager), and technical information security practitioners (Security Engineer, Messaging Architect, IT Analyst). It is also relevant for Proofpoint Channel Partner representatives.

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*Offer subject to availability. These gifts are a $25 value. Please see above for details on what the specific gifts are. Gift is not contingent upon agreeing to do business with Proofpoint, Inc. By accepting this gift you represent and warrant that (1) you are not a representative, employee or contractor of any national, federal, provincial, state, municipal or other government, governmental agency, or quasi-governmental entity (“Government User”), (2) you are not related to any person who is a representative, employee or contractor of a Government User, and (3) your acceptance of this gift does not violate your employer’s code of conduct or similar policies, and you have notified your employer of this offer and your employer has consented to you accepting this offer.

**Qualified attendees include information security decision-makers: CXOs, VP of IT, Director of IT; mid-level information security management (Senior Security Manager, IT Security Manager, IT Manager); and technical information security practitioners (Security Engineer, Messaging Architect, IT Analyst) from enterprises and organizations, as well as Proofpoint Channel Partner representatives within the US and Canada. This gift is not available to independent consultants or technology partners.