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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.
Erin Leonard is Proofpoint’s Global Director of Sales Engineering for Sigma Information Protection. She has more than 15 years of experience with Information & Cyber Security, focused on enterprise risk and remediation. She started her career in enterprise compliance at Fidelity Investments and Iron Mountain Records Management before spending 10 years at RSA Security, focused on the Archer Governance, Risk and Compliance business. Erin’s background as a systems administrator, Professional Services consultant and Presales technical leader of security technology has given her the ability to view risk from people, process and technology perspectives. Erin graduated from the University of Vermont and received her MBA from Bryant University and her MSCIS from Boston University. She lives in the Boston area and has a passion for exercise and running – she has completed 8 full marathons including Boston, Chicago, Berlin and NYC.
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.
Selena Larson is a senior threat intelligence analyst at Proofpoint on the Threat Research team. She collaborates with fellow researchers to identify and investigate advanced threats and develop actionable threat intelligence. Selena is also the co-host of the DISCARDED podcast, featuring unique research and insights from individuals in the infosec industry. Previously, she was a cyber threat analyst for the industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos, and a cybersecurity and privacy journalist.
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**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.
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At Proofpoint, we embrace and foster the diversity of our team members, customers, and stakeholders. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are a journey, and we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive company and society for our employees, customers, and partners. Women@Proofpoint is one of nine Proofpoint Employee Inclusion Groups (EIGs) and the group is focused on bringing opportunities in cyber to the forefront, encouraging women to pursue a career in the industry, and fostering a safe and respectful working environment where women feel empowered.