Ryan Kalember

SVP of Cybersecurity, Proofpoint

With almost 20 years of experience in the information security industry, Mr. Kalember currently leads cybersecurity strategy for Proofpoint and is a sought-out expert for leadership and commentary on breaches and best practices. His global team of security experts ensures that Proofpoint’s customers have consistent insight into the attacks that target their people. Ryan has become a sought-out expert for guidance on cybersecurity and best practices. Throughout his career, Ryan has provided cybersecurity counsel to global government delegations including Jordan, North Macedonia, Peru, and Spain. He also works with the National Governors Association and is a board member of the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Cybersecurity Technical Advisory Board. As a result, he is a go-to source for breaking security news, regularly providing insight to ABCNews.comBloombergBloomberg RadioCNBCForbes, FortuneNBC Nightly NewsUSA Today, and WIRED. He is also a contributor to the Forbes Technology Council.

Mr. Kalember joined Proofpoint from WatchDox where he served as both chief product officer and CMO, leading the development of pioneering data-centric security solutions through to the company’s acquisition. Previously, Ryan ran solutions across HP’s portfolio of security products, was director of product strategy at ArcSight, and held a variety of positions at VeriSign, including EMEA regional manager and senior product manager. Early in his career, Ryan was a security practitioner, helping build many leading security organizations and security operations centers (SOCs) around the world. He received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University, where he studied fault tolerance, cryptography, and authentication algorithms.

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