Proofpoint appoints Rose Resident CISO for the EMEA

Proofpoint has appointed Andrew Rose as its Resident CISO for the EMEA region. Rose was previously Chief Security Officer of Mastercard subsidiary Vocalink.

In his role as Resident CISO, EMEA, Rose will focus on driving Proofpoint’s security plans, strategy and initiatives amongst its customer base.

Rose brings with him industry expertise from a number of other CISO roles including at the UK’s Air Traffic Control provider, NATS, where he oversaw a security transformation and contributed to the design of the next generation air traffic control system.

Rose has held CISO roles at top tier global law firms Allen & Overy LLP and Clifford Chance LLP and was a Principal Analyst at Forrester Research where he covered the role of the CISO and Security Culture and Awareness as two of his specialty areas.

A familiar face in the UK and European cybersecurity community, Rose was recognised as “European CISO of the year” at the SC Media Europe Awards 2018 and has previously won awards for devising and leading the “Best security awareness program” (UK Cyber Security Awards 2015).

Proofpoint  Global Resident CISO Lucia Milică said: “As we expand across the European theatre, Proofpoint’s reputation as an undisputed cybersecurity leader has allowed us to attract fantastic talent.

“Andrew’s industry expertise and track record of delivering award-winning cybersecurity programs for critical infrastructure organisations will help our customers navigate today’s challenging threat landscape. He will be a key advisor to help us deliver on our people-centric security vision for European customers, against exceptional demand for our services.”

Rose said: “I’m delighted to be joining Proofpoint to help organisations across the EMEA region push their people-centric security strategies to the next level. Throughout my career, I have been advocating for security approaches which put people at the centre, so working with the team here at Proofpoint to drive this shift in mindset feels like the perfect match.”