00 Days
00 Hours
00 Minutes
00 Seconds
The Event is Now Live

Protect Americas

June 8-9, 2021

Learn More

Protect EMEA

June 15, 2021

Learn More

Frequently Asked Questions

Get all the answers here.

Learn More

Make your users ready with Wisdom

You protect your people, and your people can protect you. With people as the new perimeter, it’s more important than ever your users are active defenders of your organization. Wisdom 2021 is a virtual event that offers insight into security awareness best practices, shared experiences from peers, and how to rethink driving behavior change.

Wisdom attendees get access to Protect 2021 on June 8 and 9 to learn more about threat protection, information protection, CISO strategy, and compliance from customers and experts.

Why attend Proofpoint Wisdom 2021?

  • Hear compelling keynotes from Proofpoint execs and industry experts
  • Accelerate behavior change to enable your people to protect you
  • Learn about new security awareness capabilities to improve the administration and effectiveness of your programs
  • Join interactive conference sessions with industry experts and hear from your peers in the cybersecurity industry

View Full Agenda

Featured Speakers

Ryan Kalember

EVP Cybersecurity Strategy, Proofpoint

Alan LeFort

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Security Awareness Training Products

Karen Letain

VP, Product Management, Proofpoint

Brian Reed

Product Evangelist, Proofpoint

Nir Eyal

Author, Speaker, and Investor

 

Agenda


Day 1

All events listed in PDT

8:30AM - 8:40AM

Welcome to Wisdom!

Alan LeFort - SVP and GM Security Awareness Training Products Group, Proofpoint
Ryan Kalember - EVP Cybersecurity Strategy, Proofpoint

8:40AM - 9:15AM

Eight Simple Rules to Change User Behavior

Jason Cox - CISO, Elevate Textiles
Robert Shields - Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Proofpoint

CE Credits: 0.50


The need for savvy users is acute. Simple mistakes can compromise the best security programs. Hackers continually evolve their phishing tactics to trick people into actions that can lead to breaches. 

This session will share best practices for:

  • Tracking behavior change
  • Adapting to changing risks
  • How to avoid training burnout

9:15AM - 9:25AM

Break

9:25AM - 10:10AM

From Target to Defender: Building Effective Security Cultures to Reduce Risk

Dr. Keri Pearlson - Executive Director of Cybersecurity, MIT Sloan
Masha Arbisman - Behavioral Engineering Manager, Verizon
Robbie Meitler - AVP Global Security, Liberty Mutual
Brian Reed - Product Evangelist, Proofpoint

CE Credits: 0.75


Dry, repetitive, check-box training is dead. People are the front line in defending your organization from breaches; a strong security culture is needed to defeat ever-evolving tactics and scams.

Hear the key considerations for transforming users from targets to defenders:

  • Leveraging threat intelligence
  • Agile, adaptive user awareness
  • Visibility, measurement, KPIs

10:10AM - 10:20AM

Break

10:20AM - 10:50AM

Proofpoint Vision for Security Awareness

Karen Letain - VP PSAT Product Management, Proofpoint

CE Credits: 0.50


Learn how Proofpoint is extending the vision for the Proofpoint Security Awareness Product Line. Effectively execute your program with additional value for CISO, Administrators and Learners.

10:50AM - 11:20AM

The Science of Building Habits

Nir Eyal - Author, Speaker, Investor
Alan LeFort - SVP and GM Security Awareness Training Products Group, Proofpoint


A crucial part of any cyber security strategy must be to focus on the human aspect - on developing security awareness, behavior, and culture within the organization. At its heart, security culture is the collection of beliefs and habits shared by an organization’s employees. So how do we create shared, healthy, lasting habits? Nir Eyal – award-winning author and entrepreneur– will share insights from his Book “Hooked: How to build habit-forming products”. In this fireside chat we will explore the importance of behavioral psychology in designing programs that lead to real cultural change, one habit at a time.

11:20AM - 11:30AM

Take Wisdom with You​

Tim Choi - Vice President Product Marketing, Proofpoint


Final thoughts and takeaways from the Wisdom 2021 Conference​.

Day 1

All events listed in PDT

Session

8:30AM - 8:40AM

Welcome to Wisdom!

Alan LeFort - SVP and GM Security Awareness Training Products Group, Proofpoint
Ryan Kalember - EVP Cybersecurity Strategy, Proofpoint

8:40AM - 9:15AM

Eight Simple Rules to Change User Behavior

Jason Cox - CISO, Elevate Textiles
Robert Shields - Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Proofpoint

CE Credits: 0.50


The need for savvy users is acute. Simple mistakes can compromise the best security programs. Hackers continually evolve their phishing tactics to trick people into actions that can lead to breaches. 

This session will share best practices for:

  • Tracking behavior change
  • Adapting to changing risks
  • How to avoid training burnout

9:15AM - 9:25AM

Break

9:25AM - 10:10AM

From Target to Defender: Building Effective Security Cultures to Reduce Risk

Dr. Keri Pearlson - Executive Director of Cybersecurity, MIT Sloan
Masha Arbisman - Behavioral Engineering Manager, Verizon
Robbie Meitler - AVP Global Security, Liberty Mutual
Brian Reed - Product Evangelist, Proofpoint

CE Credits: 0.75


Dry, repetitive, check-box training is dead. People are the front line in defending your organization from breaches; a strong security culture is needed to defeat ever-evolving tactics and scams.

Hear the key considerations for transforming users from targets to defenders:

  • Leveraging threat intelligence
  • Agile, adaptive user awareness
  • Visibility, measurement, KPIs

10:10AM - 10:20AM

Break

10:20AM - 10:50AM

Proofpoint Vision for Security Awareness

Karen Letain - VP PSAT Product Management, Proofpoint

CE Credits: 0.50


Learn how Proofpoint is extending the vision for the Proofpoint Security Awareness Product Line. Effectively execute your program with additional value for CISO, Administrators and Learners.

10:50AM - 11:20AM

The Science of Building Habits

Nir Eyal - Author, Speaker, Investor
Alan LeFort - SVP and GM Security Awareness Training Products Group, Proofpoint


A crucial part of any cyber security strategy must be to focus on the human aspect - on developing security awareness, behavior, and culture within the organization. At its heart, security culture is the collection of beliefs and habits shared by an organization’s employees. So how do we create shared, healthy, lasting habits? Nir Eyal – award-winning author and entrepreneur– will share insights from his Book “Hooked: How to build habit-forming products”. In this fireside chat we will explore the importance of behavioral psychology in designing programs that lead to real cultural change, one habit at a time.

11:20AM - 11:30AM

Take Wisdom with You​

Tim Choi - Vice President Product Marketing, Proofpoint


Final thoughts and takeaways from the Wisdom 2021 Conference​.

Interested in learning more about other Proofpoint products?

Join us June 8-9, 2021 for Protect 2021.