City of Aurora's Security Posture Starts with its People

Known as the Gateway to the Rockies, Aurora, Colorado, boasts spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. Aurora is the third-largest city in Colorado with more than 381,000 residents. When Tim McCain was hired as the city’s CISO, he and his team found themselves besieged by phishing attacks. Before they could focus on implementing risk-based governance and building security operations, they had to reclaim hours of time being spent on email attacks and cleanup.

The Challenge

  • Stop phishing attacks and floods of spam
  • Significantly improve the city’s security
  • posture
  • Increase security team’s expertise

The Solution

  • Proofpoint Email Protection
  • Proofpoint Threat Response Auto-Pull
  • Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection
  • Proofpoint Email Data Loss Prevention
  • Proofpoint Email Encryption
  • Proofpoint Internal Mail Defense

The Results

  • Stopped targeted ransomware attacks and reduced spam and bulk mail to zero
  • Gained comprehensive visibility into email threats for the first time
  • Increased citywide engagement and support of cybersecurity through real-life education and awareness
  • Grew security team’s knowledge, expertise, and confidence

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