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|Job title of nominated professional (or team name)||Vice President of Threat Research and Detection|
|Company (where nominated professional or team is working)||Proofpoint|
|Company size (employees)||1,000 to 4,999|
|Headquarters Region||North America|
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As COVID-19 continues to impact the world, cybercriminals are quick to capitalize on the health emergency to try and siphon funds and steal data. Sherrod stands apart from other industry experts as a cybersecurity threat researcher who uncovers the unrelenting wave of crime—but also serves as an expert trusted source for media outlets. Sherrod brings attention to the many threats impacting organizations large and small. Below are some of her accomplishments:
Sherrod DeGrippo is Vice President of Threat Research and Detection for Proofpoint. With more than 15 years of information security experience, she leads a global team of threat researchers committed to providing the most comprehensive, scalable, and purpose-built threat intelligence solutions. Sherrod’s team advances Proofpoint threat intelligence and keeps organizations safe from cyberattacks. She directs her 24/7/365 researchers to investigate advanced threats and deliver protections to thousands of customers daily. Her team of experts is constantly on the lookout for new threats through malware analysis, providing insights into today’s cybersecurity landscape to help protect mission-critical networks from known or potentially malicious threats.