117 episodes

Today’s cyber attacks target people, not technology. Protecting People is a podcast focused on the human side of cybersecurity. Each episode, you’ll learn how today’s threats really work, who’s being targeted by them, and what you can do to safeguard your people, data and systems.Get real-world insight and learn about the latest trends in social engineering, malware, threat protection, cloud security and more. Protecting People is cybersecurity for the rest of us.

Protecting People Proofpoint

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 32 Ratings

Today’s cyber attacks target people, not technology. Protecting People is a podcast focused on the human side of cybersecurity. Each episode, you’ll learn how today’s threats really work, who’s being targeted by them, and what you can do to safeguard your people, data and systems.Get real-world insight and learn about the latest trends in social engineering, malware, threat protection, cloud security and more. Protecting People is cybersecurity for the rest of us.

    Updates from Washington, D.C.: Recap of the National CISO Policy Conference

    Updates from Washington, D.C.: Recap of the National CISO Policy Conference

    In this episode of Protecting People, Host Lucia Milica, Global Resident CISO at Proofpoint, speaks with Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the National Technology Security Coalition, as they discuss the 2022 NTSC 5th Annual National CISO Policy Conference. This event hosts CISOs and technology security executives from all over the United States to come together and discuss today's top issues impacting cybersecurity policy and legislation. Lucia and Patrick share their key learnings and updates from their time in Washington DC, as well as some of the latest industry development security professionals need to know about.
    Join us as we discuss:
    Three of the biggest takeaways from the conference for CISOs and security leaders
    The latest developments in Congress regarding the proposed American Data Privacy and Protection Act
    The shortage of cyber professionals and the challenges of cyber workforce development  


    Check out these resources we mentioned:
    https://www.proofpoint.com/us/ciso-hub  


    For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Protecting People on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, the Proofpoint website, or anywhere you get podcasts.

    • 23 min
    Five Minute Forecast for the week of 8/1/2022

    Five Minute Forecast for the week of 8/1/2022

    Five Minute Forecast for the week of August 1st. All the cyber security news you need to stay ahead, from Proofpoint’s Protecting People podcast.
    The FCC says SMS phishing attacks are on the rise and targeting U.S. consumers
    A new phishing-as-a-service platform targets big name banks
    New data shows a second quarter decline in average ransomware payments


    And senior threat intelligence analyst Selena Larson joins us to discuss how Microsoft’s macro blocking policy is affecting the threat landscape.

    • 5 min
    Five Minute Forecast for the week of 7/25/2022

    Five Minute Forecast for the week of 7/25/2022

    Five Minute Forecast for the week of July 25th. All the cyber security news you need to stay ahead, from Proofpoint’s Protecting People podcast.
    The FBI warns investors to be on the lookout for fake crypto appsDetails of over five million Twitter users for sale after data breach
    Microsoft moves ahead with its plan to auto-block macros



    Joining us to discuss threat actor attribution and state-sponsored activity in the Middle East is senior threat researcher Joshua Miller.

    • 5 min
    Five-Minute Forecast for the week of 7/18/2022

    Five-Minute Forecast for the week of 7/18/2022

    Five Minute Forecast for the week of July 18. All the cyber security news you need to stay ahead, from Proofpoint’s Protecting People podcast.
    Media outlets face increasingly advanced espionage attempts
    H0lyGh0st ransomware group linked to North Korea—but maybe not its government
    CIA insider convicted in massive data leak


    Joining us to discuss media-focused APT attacks is Proofpoint Threat Researcher Crista Giering.

    • 5 min
    Five Minute Forecast for the week of 7/11/2022

    Five Minute Forecast for the week of 7/11/2022

    Five Minute Forecast for the week of July 11th. All the cyber security news you need to stay ahead, from Proofpoint’s Protecting People podcast.
    U.S. healthcare organizations targeted with state-sponsored ransomware
    Deepfakes of American workers used to apply for remote tech jobs
    Personal data of 1 billion Chinese citizens for sale on the dark web


    Joining us to discuss a day in the life of a threat hunter is senior threat detection engineer Tony Robinson.

    • 5 min
    Presenting to the Board: The Art of Storytelling From a CISO

    Presenting to the Board: The Art of Storytelling From a CISO

    John Checco, Resident CISO at Proofpoint joins the show this episode to discuss The Art of Storytelling. CISOs are often presenting technical or complex ideas at the board-level. Trying to do so in a simple yet compelling way can prove challenging, and that is where mastering the ancient art of storytelling can play a critical role in cybersecurity.
    Join us as we discuss:
    Six basic concepts of storytelling for business
    The importance of data relevance and context when presenting
    Strategies for the improvisational moments of storytelling
    The biggest mistakes CISOs and security leaders make when presenting to a board


    Check out these resources we mentioned:
    https://www.proofpoint.com/us/ciso-hub


    For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Protecting People on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, the Proofpoint website, or anywhere you get podcasts.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

MBailey84 ,

Great cyber security insights

A lot of different angles covered here especially around threats. Like the variety of guests and topics while still keeping the focus on attacks ultimately targeting people.

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