Proofpoint Wins Top Honors at 2023 CISO Choice Awards 

Share with your network!

This week, Proofpoint was recognized with top honors in two categories at the 2023 CISO Choice Awards, including Premier Security Company and best Security Awareness Training for Proofpoint Security Awareness

A first-of-its-kind vendor recognition selected by a board of CISO judges – prominent security chiefs who have built and maintained their own programs – the CISO Choice Awards is a buyer's guide for their peers when selecting the technologies that effectively protect people and defend data. Now in its fourth year, the awards honor security vendors of all sizes, types, and maturity levels, recognizing top-tier differentiated solutions from innovative security solution providers worldwide. 

CISOs bring real-world perspectives, and the CISO Choice Awards judges understand that the critical parts of the attack chain can’t be effectively combatted without taking a people-centric approach. Deploying a layered approach to cybersecurity that includes risk identification, mitigation, and security awareness training is crucial for protecting organizations against today's modern threats. 

Figure 1

Premier Security Company 

Proofpoint analyzes more human communications than any other cybersecurity company, allowing us to deliver industry-first innovations that disrupt the threat actor’s playbook across the attack chain for BEC, ransomware, data theft, and other risks that matter. By providing our customers a unified path to solve for risk across the attack chain, CISOs gain unparalleled visibility into and protection against the tactics that adversaries rely on most. 

Figure 2

Security Awareness Training  

Powered by real-world threat intelligence from 2.6 billion emails analyzed daily, Proofpoint Security Awareness shapes how employees act when faced with threats. It delivers targeted education that incorporates this threat data to build a strong security culture by empowering users with the right knowledge and skills, while motivating them with engaging, personalized education. 

"I would like to congratulate Proofpoint for winning the 2023 CISO Choice Awards Premier Security Company and Security Awareness Training Categories. The field was exceptionally competitive this year, and our esteemed CISO Board of Judges was very impressed by the level of innovation that solution providers put forth to safeguard our organizations," said David Cass, CISOs Connect and Security Current President, and Global CISO at GSR. 

Proofpoint’s 2023 CISO Choice Awards wins join a growing list of industry recognition and underscore our market leadership. Past CISO Choice Awards recognition for Proofpoint include:  

2022 CISO Choice Awards: 

  • Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC): Proofpoint Intelligent and Compliance Platform 
  • Security Awareness Training (for the everyday employee): Proofpoint Security Awareness 

2021 CISO Choice Awards: 

  • Premier Security Company 
  • Cloud Security: Proofpoint Cloud Security 
  • Email Security: Proofpoint Threat Protection 

To learn more about Proofpoint, visit:  

To learn more about Proofpoint Security Awareness Training, visit: