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Proofpoint appoints former head of cyber security at Jetstar as CISO

Leading cyber security firm Proofpoint has appointed the former head of cyber security at Jetstar Group as resident chief information security officer for the company’s APAC region.

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Wed, 11 Aug 2021
Proofpoint appoints former head of cyber security at Jetstar as CISO
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Proofpoint confirmed the appointment of Yvette Lejins to the role of resident CISO for the APAC region earlier this week. She has worked as the head of cyber security at Jetstar, before leading Qantas’ Cyber Businesses Protect which oversaw Jetstar Group, Qantas Loyalty and Qantas Digital. Prior to this, Lejins served as a security manager at Atlassian.

It is expected that Lejins will be able to use her prior expertise across the industry to enhance the company’s overall strategy.

“As we expand across the APAC theatre, Proofpoint’s reputation as an undisputed cyber security leader has allowed us to attract fantastic talent,” Lucia Milică, Proofpoint’s global resident CISO, said. “Yvette’s industry expertise and track record of delivering award-winning cyber security programs for critical infrastructure organisations will help our customers navigate today’s challenging threat landscape. Simply put, Yvette will be a key advisor to help us deliver on our people-centric security vision for Asia-Pacific customers, against exceptional demand for our services.”

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“I’m delighted to be joining Proofpoint to help organisations across the APAC region push their people-centric security strategies to the next level,” Lejins said. “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.”

Proofpoint made headlines earlier in the month after uncovering a plot by Iranian hackers to honeypot US defence contractors.

Over the course of two years, Iranian threat actors crafted the character of Marcela (Marcy) Flores, and added their target as a friend on Facebook, before beginning a friendship by exchanging messages a year later.

In June 2021, the actors attempted to infect the target's computer with malware via an email.

[Related: Iranian hackers pose as female to honeypot defence contractor]

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