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Cybersecurity eSummit Stop Attacks by Changing User Behavior

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Date and Time

October 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm PDT

Event Category

Web Conference


Candice Benson


Lisa O'Connell




Below is the eSummit agenda followed by the topics and descriptions for each session.

9:00 – 9:45 am PT
Keynote – User Behavior: Why & How to Build a Security Culture

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10:00 – 10:45 am PT
Session 2 – From Liability to Asset: Develop Proactive & Resilient Users

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11:00 – 11:30 am PT
Live Demo – Security Awareness Training

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Keynote – User Behavior: Why & How to Build a Security Culture

Chris Borales, Dir. of Information Security Awareness at Discovery, Inc.
Mark Guntrip, Group Product Marketing Director at Proofpoint

Security awareness training is more than a countermeasure to phishing and social engineering. It is the foundation for establishing people-centric security. The responsibilities of IT users continue to increase, and organizations need to infuse their cultures with security and privacy knowledge that yields risk reduction and operational improvements.
Join our experts as they discuss the importance of building a security-aware culture and how it brings qualitative and quantitative improvements. In this session, you’ll learn how a culture of security awareness helps:
    • Build a security culture that reduces risk
    • Identify key metrics for your organization’s people-centric risk
    • Improve efficiency related to help desks, training administration, and incident response
    • Meet training requirements for privacy

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Session 2 – From Security Liability to Asset: Develop Proactive and Resilient Users

Susan Mackowiak, Security Awareness Program Content Sr. Director at Proofpoint
Mike Bailey, Sr. Security Awareness Strategist at Proofpoint

End users are the number one threat vector for any organization. They present the greatest risk to information security, data loss, and privacy compliance. But with the right knowledge, awareness, and tools, your users can become proactive defenders, alerting you to threats and taking action to help protect your organization. So how can you turn your users from a security liability to an asset?
Join us as our experts examine a systematic approach based on proven strategies to help you develop proactive and resilient users. In this session, we'll discuss how to:
    • Assess the knowledge and awareness needs of the organization
    • Leverage best-practices to implement a sustainable, engaging and effective program
    • Identify high-risk users, roles, and departments
    • Obtain executive buy-in and support
    • Track, communicate metrics and reports to showcase results

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Live Demo – Security Awareness Training

Sean Walker, Sr. Account Executive at Proofpoint

99% of the attacks in 2019 require human interaction to succeed. Attackers are becoming more sophisticated and using new lures to deliver malware, obtain credentials, and complete wire fraud. It's more important than ever to change user behavior while staying ahead of the changing threat landscape. Proofpoint Security Awareness Training helps you deliver the right training to the right people, so they have the right response to today’s dangerous attacks.
Join our live demo to learn how to:
    • Assess your users’ susceptibility to phishing and other threats
    • Maximize user behavior change with a wide variety of content training modules, videos, games, and sketches
    • Enable your employees to report suspicious messages with a single mouse click and have malicious messages automatically identified and removed

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Sean Walker – Sr. Account Executive, Proofpoint

Sean is currently the enterprise account executive at Proofpoint. Prior to joining Proofpoint, Sean was at ADP and Comcast Business. He has over 7+ years of professional experience in the software and technology industry.

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Mark Guntrip – Group Product Marketing Director, Proofpoint

Mark has over 15 years experience in security marketing, including Product Management and Product Marketing experience across enterprise and commercial markets. He specializes in areas like advanced threat protection, web security, cloud based security, firewalls and managed security services.

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Chris Borales – Dir. of Information Security Awareness, Discovery

Chris devotes his time to building a security-minded culture at one of the world’s largest media companies. Chris has established an awareness program that provides Discovery employees with continuous security education across all markets and roles while establishing meaningful metrics that have reduced Discovery’s security risk.

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Susan Mackowiak – Security Awareness Program Content Sr. Director, Proofpoint

Susan Mackowiak is the Sr. Director of Program Content for Proofpoint Security Awareness Training. With over 20 years of technology and education marketing communications experience, she has spent the past seven years in marketing and product roles in the security awareness training industry. She is passionate about creating content to help organizations of all sizes, run engaging and effective security awareness programs. In her spare time, Susan enjoys attending concerts and spending time with her husband, and two kids. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications: public relations and advertising, and minor in business management.

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Michael Bailey – Senior Product Marketing Manager, Proofpoint

Mike has worked in the B2B software technology sector for over 8 years and has been with the company for 6 years. When he joined Wombat in 2014 as the lone Digital Marketer he worked to successfully drive Wombat’s growth as a market leader in the space before the Proofpoint acquisition. Prior to Wombat, Mike worked at several early-stage technology startups in marketing roles. Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Business Communications from the University of Pittsburgh.

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ISSA Webinars and Conference series cover all the continuing education credits to maintain your cyber security certifications. (CPEs, CEUs, ECE, etc). Each hour is equal to one continuing education credit. Certificates of completion are available upon request after completion. For instructions, click here.

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