Proofpoint, a cybersecurity and compliance company, has appointed Andrew Rose as its Resident CISO for the EMEA region.

Rose was previously Chief Security Officer of Mastercard subsidiary, Vocalink, which is responsible for much of the UK’s instant and bulk payments covering more than 90 percent of UK salaries, more than 70 percent of UK bill payments and nearly all UK benefit payments.

In his role as Resident CISO, EMEA, Rose will focus on driving Proofpoint’s people-centric security vision, strategy and initiatives among its customer base, bringing hands-on experience, knowledge and perspective in managing risk and improving cybersecurity posture across complex enterprises.

Rose's previous roles include the UK’s Air Traffic Control provider, NATS, where he oversaw a security transformation and contributed to the design of the next-generation air traffic control system. Rose has also held CISO roles at top tier global law firms, Allen & Overy LLP, and Clifford Chance LLP, and was a Principal Analyst at Forrester Research where he covered the role of the CISO and Security Culture and Awareness as two of his specialty areas.

“As we expand across the European theatre, Proofpoint’s reputation as an undisputed cybersecurity leader has allowed us to attract fantastic talent,” said Lucia Milică, Global Resident CISO at Proofpoint. “Andrew’s industry expertise and track record of delivering award-winning cybersecurity programmes for critical infrastructure organisations will help our customers navigate today’s challenging threat landscape. Simply put, Andrew will be a key adviser to help us deliver on our people-centric security vision for European customers, against exceptional demand for our services.”

“I’m delighted to be joining Proofpoint to help organisations across the EMEA region push their people-centric security strategies to the next level,” said Rose. “Throughout my career, I have been advocating for security approaches which put people at the centre, so working with the team here at Proofpoint to drive this shift in mindset feels like the perfect match.”