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CISO Choice Awards Names Proofpoint the Premier Security Company

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We are thrilled to announce that Proofpoint has been named the Premier Security Company by the CISO Choice Awards. Leading CISOs across multiple industries made up the board of judges and selected the winning solutions and providers based on their real-world experience.

This recognition underscores that our people-centric approach to cybersecurity and compliance makes Proofpoint truly unique. As attackers shift to targeting people, we believe the most effective way to reduce risk is to protect people from the threats targeting them—often through email and cloud vectors. We provide our customers with deep visibility into who the most attacked people are, how they’re targeted, who are vulnerable to those attacks, and how to protect them more effectively.


We also help organisations identify and quickly respond to data loss resulting from negligent, compromised, or malicious users because data doesn’t lose itself. There’s  always a user involved – so a people-centric approach can succeed where prior solutions failed. Our approach delivers necessary cloud-based protection across all major channels regardless of a user’s location, communication method, or regulation requirements.


This year’s CISO Choice Awards esteemed judges included:

Canadian National Railway CISO: Vaughn Hazen

Dollar Tree Stores CISO: Kevin McKenzie

Ellie Mae SVP and CISO: Selim Aissi

Florida Crystals CTO: Christine Vanderpool

Global Private Equity Firm CISO: Matt Hollcraft

LMC Vice President, Information Security: Margarita Rivera

Markel Corporation CISO & Privacy Officer: Patricia Titus

NFL CISO: Tomás Maldonado

OneMain Financial VP/SMD Technology: Tunde Oni-Daniel

Premise Health CISO: Joey Johnson

RWJBarnabas Health CISO: Hussein Syed

William Blair CISO: Ralston Simmons

Security Yearbook 2020 author and analyst: Richard Stiennon

The CISO Choice Awards are part of Security Current and the exclusive CISOs Connect membership knowledge-sharing community. For more information on this recognition and award series, please visit and for additional details on Proofpoint’s unique people-centric approach to cybersecurity and compliance, please visit