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May 13, 2017

Worldwide WannaCry Ransomware Attack Hits 99+ Countries, Proofpoint Researchers Significantly Reduce Impact

Ryan Kalember

The recent WannaCry ransomware attack, that has hit 99+ countries, would have been much larger had it not been for the early actions of both a UK cybersecurity researcher who blogs for

May 08, 2017

FBI Reports Business Email Compromise (BEC) Scams Result in $5 Billion+ Losses Worldwide; How to Immediately Cut Your Risk

Ryan Kalember, senior vice president of Cybersecurity Strategy

Last week, the FBI issued a new report that business email compromise (BEC) losses have reached more than $5 billion worldwide, which is a significant jump from the FBI’s April and June 2016 reports which called out $

May 08, 2017

Proofpoint Earns Second Harvest Food Bank’s Blue Diamond Award for Third Consecutive Year

Sharyl Givens, vice president of Human Resources, Proofpoint

Every day more than 1,500 Proofpoint employees worldwide work to keep organizations protected from the latest cyber threats—and that mission also extends into philanthropic efforts as our global offices work to better our communities.

April 27, 2017

Banking, Cyber and Social: How To Protect Your Firm From A Dangerous Combo

Joanna Belbey

At a recent financial services event, leading cyber security experts explored how employees using social media can enable a cyber-attack at your firm.

April 04, 2017

Connect with Confidence: Three Steps to Stopping Advanced Email Threats

Proofpoint Staff

Every day, cyber criminals send malicious emails targeting your organization in an attempt to steal data, funds, and other confidential information.

April 03, 2017

Webinar: How to Build an Advanced Email Security Strategy

Mark Guntrip

Every day, cybercriminals try to steal data, funds, and confidential information from your company via malicious emails. Ransomware, business email compromise (BEC) and sandbox evasion threats have grown rampant.

March 28, 2017

How to Invest in the Institutional Revolution of Blockchain

Joanna Belbey

We’ve all heard that blockchain will revolutionize business. We nod our heads in agreement, but do we really understand it? In an attempt to uncover the significance of blockchain and opportunities for investing, I spoke with one of its leading voices, Richie Etwaru.

March 22, 2017

New Proofpoint Research Reveals a 45% Surge in Business Email Compromise Attacks—and Increased Domain Spoofing

Robert Holmes

Business email compromise (BEC), or impostor email is one of the biggest cyber threats facing organizations today. And to stay at the forefront of today’s threat landscape, Proofpoint recently conducted extensive research into attack attempts across more than 5,000 enterprise customers between Ju

March 17, 2017

The Sweet Spot between ‘Compliant’ and ‘Secure’

Adenike Cosgrove

Proofpoint recently joined a group of security leaders at the World Cybersecurity Congress in London, UK. The main topic of conversation? Regulation.

March 15, 2017

Social Engineering Breathes New Life Into Exploit Kits, Web-Based Attacks

Sherrod DeGrippo

Declines in exploit kit (EK) activity over the course of 2016 have been well-documented, dropping overall by roughly 94% since a January 2016 high (Figure 1).

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