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Sherrod DeGrippo Named PR Spokesperson of the Year

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We are pleased to share that Sherrod DeGrippo, Vice President of Threat Research & Detection at Proofpoint, has been named PR Spokesperson of the Year by PRNEWS at the 2021 Platinum PR Awards. This recognition honors the world’s best communicators across all industries.

In 2020, Sherrod spoke with more than 90 media outlets, detailing the latest pandemic and election-related cyber threats. She was quoted in over 850 articles across 10 countries. She worked in close partnership with Proofpoint’s PR team to utilize researchers’ security insights to create a series of threat research blogs and issue the news during peak periods of coverage. To stay ahead of the news cycles, Sherrod worked with the PR team to provide reporters worldwide with early, embargoed access to Proofpoint’s threat intelligence.

Sherrod’s unique insights and extensive subject matter expertise on the global threat landscape have positioned her as both a knowledgeable and trusted source for media. This important industry recognition is well-deserved.