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Proofpoint Appoints Former Mastercard Company Security Chief Andrew Rose as Resident CISO for EMEA Region

Proofpoint today announced that it has appointed Andrew Rose as its Resident CISO for the EMEA region. Andrew was previously Chief Security Officer of Mastercard subsidiary Vocalink, who are responsible for much of the UK’s instant and bulk payments covering over 90% of UK salaries, over 70% of UK bill payments and nearly all UK benefit payments.

In his role as Resident CISO, EMEA, Andrew will focus on driving Proofpoint’s people-centric security vision, strategy and initiatives amongst its customer base, bringing hands on experience, knowledge and perspective in managing risk and improving cyber security posture across complex enterprises.

Andrew brings with him a wealth of industry expertise from a number of other CISO roles including at the UK’s Air Traffic Control provider, NATS, where he oversaw a security transformation and contributed to the design of the next generation air traffic control system.  Andrew has also held CISO roles at top tier global law firms Allen & Overy LLP and Clifford Chance LLP and was a Principal Analyst at Forrester Research where he covered the role of the CISO and Security Culture and Awareness as two of his specialty areas.

A familiar face in the UK and European cybersecurity community, Andrew was recognised as “European CISO of the year” at the SC Media Europe Awards 2018 and has previously won awards for devising and leading the “Best security awareness program” (UK Cyber Security Awards 2015).

“As we expand across the European theatre, Proofpoint’s reputation as an undisputed cybersecurity leader has allowed us to attract fantastic talent”, commented Lucia Milică, Global Resident CISO at Proofpoint. “Andrew’s industry expertise and track record of delivering award-winning cybersecurity programs for critical infrastructure organisations will help our customers navigate today’s challenging threat landscape. Simply put, Andrew will be a key advisor to help us deliver on our people-centric security vision for European customers, against exceptional demand for our services.”

“I’m delighted to be joining Proofpoint to help organisations across the EMEA region push their people-centric security strategies to the next level” said Andrew Rose, Resident CISO, EMEA at Proofpoint. “Throughout my career, I have been advocating for security approaches which put people at the centre, so working with the team here at Proofpoint to drive this shift in mindset feels like the perfect match”, he continued.

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