Alistair Mills

SE Director, Middle East & Northern Europe

Proofpoint

Biography

Alistair Mills is a Cyber Security Expert with over 15 years’ experience. He enjoys the challenge of running teams who work on complex technical solutions that help organisations to protect their people and secure their data. Prior to Proofpoint, Alistair worked at Forcepoint, Symantec and Sophos.

Speech Topic & Synopses
Protecting people: the new perimeter

Speech Topic: People Risk in Cyber Security

The attackers have made it clear who they’re after: Your people. According to the 2022 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 82% of breaches involve human error. And guess what, the main threat vector attackers are using is email. Attackers are using a range of identity deception tactics, such as domain spoofing and lookalike domains, to lure victims into making fraudulent wire transfers. And among various types of email scams, supplier invoicing fraud often accounts for the most significant financial loss due to large B2B payments. So when it comes to Email Security and protecting your business against email fraud attacks, “good enough” solutions are just ‘not good enough’.

company overview

Proofpoint, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity and compliance company that protects organisations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber attacks. Leading organisations of all sizes, including 75 percent of the Fortune 100, rely on Proofpoint for people-centric security and compliance solutions that mitigate their most critical risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web. More information is available at https://www.proofpoint.com/uk.