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Proofpoint Details Social Media Threat Vectors; Expert to Moderate Bitcoin Threat Panel at RSA Conference

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Proofpoint, Inc., (Nasdaq:PFPT), a leading next-generation security and compliance company, today announced its participation at the upcoming RSA Conference from April 20–24, 2015 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. In addition to exhibiting (booth #N3221), two Proofpoint experts will lead discussions to give participants a closer look at the evolving threat landscape through real-world examples and case studies.

On Tuesday, April 21, Proofpoint's Dan Nadir, vice president of Product Development, will lead a session outlining the key facts about social media threat vectors, security and compliance. On Friday, April 24, Proofpoint's Wayne Huang, vice president of Engineering, will moderate an expert roundtable on the future threats of Bitcoin. Below are additional details:

Briefing Session: The (anti)Social Network: Key Facts About Social Media Threat Vectors, Security and Compliance – Forty percent of Facebook accounts and 20 percent of Twitter accounts claiming a Fortune 100 brand name are unauthorized, and Fortune 100 brand channels experience one compromise per business day. In this session for executives, CISOs and brand professionals, Dan Nadir, vice president of product development for Proofpoint, will share details on social media as a threat vector, including breach causes and protective measures.

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 1:10 p.m.–1:40 p.m. PDT
  • Location: Moscone Center North, Expo Briefing Center

Conference Track: Bitcoin's Future Threats: Expert's Roundtable Based on 150 Case Studies – Bitcoin's future threats: what's real and what's not? In this intermediate Hackers & Threats Advanced conference track, moderator Wayne Huang, vice president of Engineering for Proofpoint, will lead the expert roundtable through an overview of key case studies on remote exploitation, mining resources theft, wallet theft, fraud or scam, crime or terrorism, insider threat, DDoS, phishing, coin loss, software bug or human error, social engineering, 51 percent attack and government bans. Expert panelists include Charlie Lee, creator, Litecoin; Danny Yang, founder and chief technology officer, MaiCoin, Inc.; Fyodor Yarochkin, senior threat researcher, VArmour, Inc.; and Kristov Atlas, Bitcoin security researcher.

  • Date/Time: Friday, April 24, 2015 from 11:20 a.m.–12:10 p.m. PDT
  • Location: Moscone Center West, Room 3018

Visit the Proofpoint Booth: Proofpoint will be exhibiting through the duration of the conference. Attendees are encouraged to stop by and learn more about Proofpoint's next-generation security and compliance solutions for email, URLs and social media. Experts will be available to detail how organizations around the globe have turned to Proofpoint for comprehensive threat protection.

Where: Moscone Center North, Booth #N3221

Booth Hours:

  • Monday, April 20, 2014 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. PDT
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. PDT
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. PDT
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. PDT

About Proofpoint, Inc.

Proofpoint Inc. (Nasdaq:PFPT) is a leading next-generation security and compliance company that provides cloud-based solutions for comprehensive threat protection, incident response, secure communications, social media security, compliance, archiving and governance. Organizations around the world depend on Proofpoint's expertise, patented technologies and on-demand delivery system. Proofpoint protects against phishing, malware and spam, while safeguarding privacy, encrypting sensitive information, and archiving and governing messages and critical enterprise information. More information is available at www.proofpoint.com.

Proofpoint is a registered trademark of Proofpoint, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT: Patricia Hogan Proofpoint, Inc. 408-763-3863 phogan@proofpoint.comSource:Proofpoint, Inc.