The Proofpoint 2020 UAE IT Leaders Study demonstrates the overwhelming need for preparedness when shoring up your cyber defences against email-based threats, such as Business Email Compromise (BEC), credential phishing, compromised cloud accounts and debilitating ransomware attacks. Preparing your users to identify these attacks is often the difference between an attempted cyber-attack & a successful one.

UAE Organisations under attack:
  • 82% of organisations in the UAE suffered at least one cyber-attack in 2019
UAE Organisations facing challenges to protect themselves:
  • 55% UAE IT security leaders believe that human error and lack of security awareness is a risk factor for their organization
  • 39% believe that their employees make their business vulnerable to a cyber attack
Cyber Risk: Preparing for the Future
  • 21% of organisations in the UAE strongly feel that they are prepared for a cyber attack
Join Proofpoint as we delve into the key findings of survey of UAE cybersecurity professionals – the only study of its kind – to highlight how organisations in the UAE are being targeted, the risks these attacks pose and how prepared they. During this session we will discuss how your organization can prepare its users against the evolving threat landscape.

Date: Tuesday | June 16th, 2020
Time: 11.00 Gulf Standard Time

Name: Nikki Cosgrove
Title: CyberSecurity Strategist, Proofpoint 

Adenike Cosgrove is the Cybersecurity Strategist for international markets at Proofpoint, where she drives product marketing strategy across European and Asia Pacific markets. She provides expertise on key regional cybersecurity strategies such as people-centric security, risk management, data privacy, and compliance.

Prior to joining Proofpoint, Ms. Cosgrove was global product marketing lead for Email Fraud Protection at Return Path, a division acquired by Proofpoint in the summer of 2016. Earlier in her career, Ms. Cosgrove worked as a lead EMEA advisor to security and risk professionals for Forrester Research and Canalys, where she developed a deep understanding of CISO challenges, and helped clients with their cybersecurity strategies.

Ms. Cosgrove is a regular speaker at key conferences including the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in the US and Japan, the Fortune Brainstorm conferences, the Evanta CIO Executive Summit, it-sa Germany, ISMS Spain and Hacking Human Nature live. Ms. Cosgrove’s subject matter expertise has also been featured in Business Reporter, Computer Business Review, Computing, Forbes, Intelligent CISO, SC Magazine UK, The Telegraph, GovInfo, and iTWire.

Ms. Cosgrove holds a Masters of Research, Telecommunications from UCL (University College London) and a BSc (Hons) in Computer Engineering from the University of Hull.

Name: Emile Abou Saleh
Title: Regional Leader – Middle East, Turkey & Africa, Proofpoint

With over 18 years’ experience across the IT and security industry, Emile Abou Saleh is Regional Director for the Middle East & Africa at Proofpoint, where he is responsible for driving customer acquisition across a strategically important region for the company.

Prior to joining Proofpoint, Emile Abou Saleh was responsible for Middle East, Russia & CIS Territories for cybersecurity vendor Forcepoint and also held senior regional leadership positions at McAfee and Midis group. Emile brings with him extensive technology and cybersecurity experience as well as expert knowledge of the Emerging markets, and passionate about helping customers reduce cyber risk.

Emile hold a Master in Computer Science from the Lebanese University and started his career as Programmer.
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