About Improving Visibility to Mitigate Security Risk DigiConnect Boardroom?

Most companies depend on a variety of external vendors and partners to support their business activities, which in turn has created a complex interdependent relationship of third-party ecosystem known as the supply chain. Because of its complexity, this supply chain ecosystem has unfortunately been creating an attractive target for cybercriminals due to supplier vulnerability.

In recent times, a growing number of breaches are being attributed to supplier vulnerabilities. In January 2019, Managed Health Services of Indiana announced that a phishing attack against a transportation vendor resulted in personal data of 31,000 patients being stolen. More recently, Wipro, one of the largest technology service suppliers in the world, was infiltrated in order to attack their customers. And in this attack as well, the entry point was a phishing scam targeting Wipro employees, whose accounts were then weaponized against retail customers as part of a gift card fraud scheme.

While the security industry has made significant progress thwarting generalized email attack campaigns, more directed impersonation and business email compromise (BEC) attacks are harder to detect and are increasing in virulence. And given that email impersonating a trusted business partner is more likely to trick the target into taking an unauthorized action, it’s time to shine more light on the supply chain ecosystem as an abuse vector and set up strategies and tools to help mitigate the risks they pose.

The Improving Visibility to Mitigate Security Risk DigiConnect virtual boardroom will bring together Chief Technology Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Vice Presidents, Directors of IT, Heads of Cybersecurity, Heads of Risk Compliance, Head of Business Continuity from different enterprise and industry sectors in the Middle East region to discuss these challenges and explore latest innovation, tools and techniques available that can help provide visibility and control over the supply chain communication.

Benefits of Attending the DigiConnect Boardroom

An overview of how to obtain visibility and control of business risk within your organisation

Gain clarity on the first steps to mitigating vendor and supply chain risk

Find out how to detect, analyse and block advanced threats delivered through malicious attachments and URLs, before they reach your employees

In-depth examination of how vendors and supply chain visibility can reduce complexity and boost efficiency 

Insights into developing and delivering targeted education to act as your best line of defence against social attacks

Tangible tips and guidance on how to reduce risk and protect users across the whole organisation



Time Activity
11:00 - 11:05 Welcome note
11:05 – 11:20 Presentation: Communicating with your Supply Chain
11:20 – 12:25 Panel/Open discussion
12:25 – 12:30 Closing remarks


Richard Davis

International Cybersecurity Strategist at Proofpoint

Richard Davis is International Cybersecurity Strategist at Proofpoint, where he drives the product marketing and cyber security strategy across EMEA. He is also responsible for the enablement of Proofpoint’s sales teams and channel partners across the EMEA market. He provides expertise on key regional cybersecurity strategies such as people-centric security, risk management, data privacy, and threat management.

Davis is a seasoned cybersecurity professional with over 20 years’ experience and is passionate about helping organisations protect their people. He previously held the role of Principal Architect at Proofpoint. Prior to Proofpoint, he worked as a Manager and Application Developer at IT company, AN4 Group Ltd.

Davis holds a BSc (Hons) in Engineering from the University of Exeter.

Emile Abou Saleh

Regional Director, Middle East & Africa at Proofpoint

With over 18 years’ experience across the IT and security industry, Emile Abou Saleh is Regional Director for the Middle East & Africa at Proofpoint, where he is responsible for driving customer acquisition across a strategically important region for the company. 

Prior to joining Proofpoint, Emile Abou Saleh was responsible for Middle East, Russia & CIS Territories for cybersecurity vendor Forcepoint and also held senior regional leadership positions at McAfee and Midis group. Emile brings with him extensive technology and cybersecurity experience as well as expert knowledge of the Emerging markets, and passionate about helping customers reduce cyber risk.
Emile hold a Master in Computer Science from the Lebanese University and started his career as Programmer.

Andrew Rose

Resident CISO, EMEA, Proofpoint

Andrew Rose is Resident CISO for the EMEA Region at Proofpoint. His focus is driving Proofpoint’s people-centric security vision, strategy and initiatives amongst the company’s customer base, bringing hands on experience, knowledge and perspective in managing risk and improving cyber security posture across complex enterprises. Andrew was previously Chief Security Officer of Mastercard subsidiary Vocalink, who are responsible for much of the UK’s instant and bulk payments covering over 90% of UK salaries, over 70% of UK bill payments and nearly all UK benefit payments.

A familiar face in the UK and European cybersecurity community, Andrew was recognised as “European CISO of the year” at the SC Media Europe Awards 2018 and has previously won awards for devising and leading the “Best security awareness program” (UK Cyber Security Awards 2015).


Who Will Attend Improving Visibility to Mitigate Security Risk DigiConnect?

Senior management members with the below job titles from leading enterprise organisations in the Middle East region:
  • Directors of IT
  • Heads of Risk and Compliance
  • Heads of Business Continuity
  • Heads of Cybersecurity

About Proofpoint

Proofpoint is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organisations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, we help companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber-attacks. Leading organisations of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 1000, rely on us for people-centric security and compliance solutions that mitigate their most critical risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web. https://www.proofpoint.com/uk.



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