Game, set & match! What it takes to win when it comes to the human factor.

In this episode Bruce and ProofPoints veyr own VP for Innovation & Strategy on cyber security education & awareness talk about what she and her team are really focused on, and that’s influencing employee behaviour and scaling this to shape clients culture.


Prior to Proofpoint, Karen was Head of Global Strategy and Innovation for McAfee’s Consumer Division leading the product management, design and strategy teams. She was instrumental in launching a new 3 year strategy focused on moving the organization anti-virus to privacy and protection. Karen also drove the innovation teams to producing and delivering new enhancements in McAfee’ consumer products. Karen was also influential in managing McAfee Consumer’s M&A efforts resulting in the successful purchase of a 40M technology company to help accelerate the road map toward personal protection.

Karen ahs also founded and led a number of start ups in both CyberSecurity and marketing and was VP of Operations at Thomson Learning the learning arm of Thomson Publishing (now CENAGE). An active learner, Karen holds a number of degrees and designations.

When not working or studying, she spends her time with husband Claude, 2 children Gabrielle and Dominic and a very large furry 4 legged golden doodle.


Key Topics 

    • Business case.
    • Stakeholder management.
    • Programme development.
    • Diversity of skills and experience to deliver better design.
    • Learning journey and theories.
    • Personalisation of learning experience.
    • Security culture.
    • KPI clash in between productivity and the need for training.
    • Continuous improvement.
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