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December 29, 2016

Cyber Attacks in 2016 Hit Election, CEOs and Websites

Inc. discusses the high-profile cyber attacks that shook 2016 and features expert commentary from Proofpoint CEO Gary Steele on the topic. Gary Steele is quoted. 

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December 16, 2016

Home routers under attack in ongoing malvertisement blitz

Ars Technica features Proofpoint’s discovery that malicious ads on legitimate websites are targeting visitors with malware that causes unsecured routers to connect to fraudulent domains.

December 12, 2016

Cybersecurity: CEO Gary Steele on What to Watch

Wall Street Journal interviews Proofpoint CEO Gary Steele in a podcast about key security concerns including phishing scams, IoT threats, 2017 predictions and nation state cyber warfare. Gary Steele is quoted. 

December 12, 2016

Russian Hackers Will Be Major Issue in 2017, Despite What Trump Thinks

The Street interviews Proofpoint CEO Gary Steele about the alleged presidential election hacking and he also discusses what to expect in 2017. Gary Steele is quoted. 

December 08, 2016

Proofpoint Named a Leader in 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving for Fifth Consecutive Year

Cloud-based Proofpoint Enterprise Archive captures, classifies, and preserves data for streamlined e-discovery and next-generation compliance supervision

November 17, 2016

Why You Should Fear a Visit From the Ransomware Grinch This Holiday Season (

Inc. Magazine features Proofpoint’s recent ransomware discoveries, including CryptFile2 and MarsJoke, in an article warning people to stay alert for threats this holiday season.

November 03, 2016

Ransomware: Should Banks Prepare to Pay or Be Ready to Refuse?

American Banker discusses how banks should handle ransomware attacks and mentions Proofpoint’s research on financial hacks in 2016. 

October 28, 2016

Internet of Things Complicates Security: CEO

Proofpoint CEO Gary Steele appears on CNBC’s international TV segment Street Signs where he discusses the future of IoT security. Gary Steele is quoted.

October 20, 2016

Proofpoint Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire FireLayers, Extending Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) to SaaS Applications

Proofpoint has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire FireLayers, an innovator in cloud security.

October 20, 2016

Proofpoint Announces Strong Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Proofpoint, Inc. announces financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016.