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Cybersecurity Strategy Director

Company: Proofpoint
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: May 4, 2024

Job Description:

Cybersecurity Strategy Director page is loaded Cybersecurity Strategy Director Apply locations Sunnyvale, CA Texas Nevada Oregon Montana time type Full time posted on Posted Yesterday job requisition id R10649 It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing! We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.Corporate OverviewIn today's cyber threat landscape, protection starts with people. At Proofpoint, that simple truth fuels our passion for protecting users, the data they create, and the systems they rely on from a uniquely people-centric perspective.And we are just as passionate about finding the right people to help us in that mission. When you join Proofpoint, you are helping to:

  • Build and enhance our proven security platform
  • Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud environment
  • Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel
  • Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challengesWe are devoted to helping our customers protect their greatest assets and biggest security risk: their people. That is why we are a leader in next-generation cybersecurity-and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.The Role Proofpoint is seeking a Director, Cybersecurity Strategy to help support our global strategy initiatives. This highly visibility individual contributor role will focus on thought leadership, supporting our global field efforts with customers, partners and prospects, and help us further provide value to both cybersecurity leaders and practitioners. You will tap into your experiences, knowledge, and expertise to help provide actionable guidance to customers on how they can successfully use Proofpoint's technology to improve their risk posture and build resilient cybersecurity programs. You will support multiple groups within Proofpoint - global field sales, sales engineering, product management, product marketing, as well as support our field and channel marketing efforts. This is a great opportunity to help shape and define the strategy and future direction of Proofpoint. We are looking for an experienced and versatile subject matter expert to evangelize, support and promote the work we are doing at Proofpoint.Your day-to-day -
    • Provide thought leadership to a variety of internal and external constituents
    • Be a public-facing spokesperson for Proofpoint - by supporting industry events, as well as Proofpoint sponsored events
    • Work with sales and technical sales to support customers throughout North America
    • Build rapport, trust and credibility with customers and partners, as they will rely on your expertise and advise on how to plan and move forward with major Cybersecurity programs
    • Support field marketing efforts through presentation as trade shows and industry events
    • Support channel marketing efforts through helping enable strategic channel partners to convey the value of Proofpoint to their customers and prospects
    • Provide key insights and feedback to both Product Management and Product Marketing to help improve Proofpoint products and servicesWhat you bring to the team -
      • 10+ years of experience as an IT security leader, industry analyst, or senior security management role as a practitioner who planned and/or implemented major threat protection and information protection programs
      • Strong executive level presentation and communication skills. Specifically, experience with public speaking in a variety of settings - medium to large presentations, panel discussions, roundtables, and workshops
      • Strong background in a wide range of Cybersecurity including modern threat landscape, AI and ML uses in cybersecurity, and critical cybersecurity programs such as incident response and security awareness/culture
      • Knowledge of applications, data, networking fundamentals such as DNS, web and email protocols. Strong knowledge of cloud platforms such as M365 and Google
      • Knowledge of current cybersecurity vendor landscape, including major vendors, and their offerings from a competitive perspective
      • Must be organized, detail and process oriented
      • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently or in a team environment
      • Ability to travel up to 50%
      • Security certifications such as CISSP are strongly preferred
      • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in cybersecurityWhy Proofpoint -Protecting people is at the heart of our award-winning lineup of cybersecurity solutions, and -the people who work here are the key to -our -success. -We are a customer-focused and driven-to-win organization with leading-edge products and many exciting reasons to join our team. We believe in hiring the best, the brightest and cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation.We are a diverse, multinational company with -opportunities in all functions, and leaders that welcome candidates from all walks of life. Apply today and explore your future #LifeAtPFPT.#LI-JR1If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us! Consistent with Proofpoint values and applicable law, we provide the following information to promote pay transparency and equity. Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several U.S. geographic markets, and we pay differently based on those defined markets as set out below. Pay within these ranges varies and depends on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The actual offer will be based on the individual candidate. The range provided may represent a candidate range and may not reflect the full range for an individual tenured employee. This role may be eligible for variable pay and/or equity. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes flexible time off, a robust well-being program that provides for 4 global wellbeing days per year, and a 3-week work from anywhere option. Base Pay Ranges: SF Bay Area, New York City Metro Area: Base Pay Range: 177,750.00 - 260,700.00 USD California (excludes SF Bay Area), Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Washington DC Metro, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Texas, Washington, Virginia, and Alaska: Base Pay Range: 142,950.00 - 209,660.00 USD All other cities and states excluding those listed above: Base Pay Range: 129,750.00 - 190,300.00 USD Similar Jobs (1) Senior Product Marketing Manager - Email Security locations 9 Locations time type Full time posted on Posted 13 Days Ago Proofpoint has been honored with five Best Places to Work Awards in 2024 by workplace culture leader Comparably, including Best Company Outlook, Best Global Culture, Best Engineering Teams, Best Sales Teams, and Best HR Teams. Proofpoint thrives on the invaluable contributions of our diverse workforce, which encompasses a kaleidoscope of lived experiences, thoughts, perspectives, and professional expertise. We attribute much of our success to our people, who are at the core of our organization and embody our people-centric ethos. Disrupting the Status Quo We hire the most innovative minds globally to safeguard our customers' sensitive data and intellectual property. Our talented workforce develops and leverages our advanced technology, combining their expertise to provide comprehensive protection against threat actors and mitigate the risks posed by both malicious and negligent employees. Making a Difference Cyberattacks have the potential to disrupt access to vital resources such as energy, water, transportation, healthcare, and financial services. At Proofpoint, our dedicated team works tirelessly to ensure world-class cyber resilience, protecting approximately 8,000 enterprise customers worldwide. Our Commitment We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. We work every day to ensure that our employees feel that they are in a community that celebrates their unique identity, cultivates their sense of belonging, and invests in their professional growth. We have 9 employee-led employee inclusion groups which help support both employees and our organization by providing opportunities to network, discuss career and cultural development and uplift the corporate culture to create a more inclusive workplace. About Us At Proofpoint, we have a passion for protecting people, data, and brands from today's advanced threats and compliance risks. We hire the best people in the business to:
        • Build and enhance our proven security platform
        • Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud architecture
        • Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel
        • Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challenges We are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect what matters most. That's why we're a leader in next-generation cybersecurity-and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner. Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.
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