Lucia Milică Stacy, Global Resident CISO, Proofpoint

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Job title of nominated professional (or team name)Global Resident CISO, Proofpoint
Company (where nominated professional or team is working)Proofpoint
Company size (employees)1,000 to 4,999
CountryUnited States
Headquarters RegionNorth America


Lucia Milică Stacy is Global Resident CISO at Proofpoint and trusted advisor and mentor to the Global CISO community. Her combined passion for the law and technology have guided her 20-year career. She loves them equally and was fortunate to find a role that allows her to practice both. This rare background for a CISO—one with a law degree—is extremely beneficial for a security leader who must understand the nuances of cybersecurity and privacy laws.

She leads a team of resident CISOs who advise customers in developing sensible cybersecurity roadmaps to ensure CISOs can successfully navigate today’s cyber threats. Lucia and her team help customers secure numerous points of attack and educate users. She also works with CISOs to help them make the business case to reduce risk while instilling confidence among customers, internal stakeholders, and their boards that their organizations are protected.

Lucia brings together top CISOs at monthly meetups to discuss pressing issues impacting their operations. She also hosts roundtables featuring marquee female, healthcare, and education CISOs, facilitating discussions on critical concerns, experiences, and solves.

Lucia has extended her contributions to her profession by serving as an active participant with industry groups, including board and policy council membership on the National Technology Security Coalition, and service with the Department of Health and Human Services 405(d) Cybersecurity Task Group, SC Media Advisory Board, and Forbes Technology Council.

This year Lucia led Proofpoint’s annual Voice of the CISO global study and launched the Board of Directors report. These assets offer unique insights to CISOs and boards on how they can best address cybersecurity challenges. Further, they provide useful advice for CISOs on how to effectively communicate with boards using non-technical business language they understand, and for board members on how to develop relevant questions to ask of their CISOs.



Lucia effectively leads a global team of resident CISOs focused on the security needs of their customer CISOs. The team provides unbiased advice and valuable knowledge to help CISOs best protect their organizations while helping those CISOs grow in their roles through personal and professional development opportunities.

She led the development two important educational tools for CISOs and other security practitioners—the Voice of the CISO and Board of Directors reports. These highly regarded assets offer insights to both CISOs and board directors on how their peers view the cybersecurity landscape and interact with one another.

Lucia guided her resident CISO team as they launched Proofpoint’s CISO Hub, a space designed to provide CISOs and other security practitioners with free insights and tools they can use to perform their jobs more effectively.