Ransomware: How to Win the Battle

Matt Cooke of Proofpoint on Developing a People-Centric Defensive Strategy
Matt Cooke, cybersecurity strategist, EMEA at Proofpoint

Ransomware attackers commonly bypass traditional email gateways, targeting people directly to gain access to a company's systems. The answer? Replace these porous controls with a people-centric security strategy, says Matt Cooke of Proofpoint.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Cooke discusses:

  • How ransomware attackers bypass traditional controls;
  • How ransomware and supply chain attacks are two sides of the same coin;
  • The merits of a people-centric security strategy.

Cooke is a cybersecurity strategist at Proofpoint, where he drives product marketing strategy across the EMEA region. He provides expertise on key regional cybersecurity strategies such as people-centric security, security awareness and risk management. Prior to joining Proofpoint, Cooke worked in both hands-on technical and strategic marketing roles within IT teams and security vendors.  He has a passion for making cybersecurity accessible and relevant to everyone.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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