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Proofpoint Named a National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champion, Launches Free Security Training Kit for Organizations

October 17, 2019 By BlueAlly

Leading cybersecurity company provides award-winning people-centric security while empowering employees to protect themselves against today’s threats

Sunnyvale, Calif.—October 17, 2019 – Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, today announced it has been named a National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champion by the National Cyber Security Alliance. The company is continuing to support the growing global effort to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy. As part of its commitment, Proofpoint has also launched a free Cybersecurity Awareness Month kit to help organizations with their security education initiatives.

“We believe that all organizations, regardless of their budget, should have the tools necessary to educate their end users and turn them into a powerful last line of defense against today’s people-centric attacks,” said Amy Baker, vice president of Security Awareness Training Strategy and Development for Proofpoint. “We’re thrilled to bring our customers and the entire community dynamic education materials to keep security top-of-mind and further amplify security awareness training best practices through our position as a National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champion.”

Proofpoint’s free Cybersecurity Awareness Month program is part of an ever-expanding library of content in its security awareness training offering. These materials are designed to reinforce behaviors of end users and keep them armed against the latest threats in the wild. The kit contains a communications plan, a poster, a newsletter, an infographic, a blog post, an awareness video, a slide deck with a script, a recorded webinar, and Proofpoint’s Attack Spotlight awareness modules. Organizations can download this kit for free here.

As a NCSAM Champion, Proofpoint is working collaboratively among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations, and individuals to promote this year’s NCSAM theme of Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT., which encourages everyone to #BeCyberSmart through cybersecurity best practices. Now in its 16th year, NCSAM continues to build momentum to provide all Americans with the information they need to stay safer and more secure online. This online safety awareness and education initiative is co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

“Cybersecurity is important to the success of all businesses and organizations. NCSA is proud to have such a strong and active community helping to encourage proactive behavior and prioritize cybersecurity in their organizations,” said Kelvin Coleman, executive director, NCSA.