Proofpoint Appoints Yvette Lejins as Resident CISO for APAC Region


Proofpoint, Inc., has appointed Yvette Lejins as its Resident CISO for the APAC region. Yvette was previously head of cybersecurity at Jetstar.

In her role as Resident CISO, APAC, Yvette will focus on driving Proofpoint’s people-centric security vision, strategy, and initiatives amongst its customer base. She will bring hands on experience, knowledge, and perspective in managing risk and improving cyber security posture across complex enterprises.

Yvette brings with her a wealth of industry expertise from several other executive roles including security manager for Atlassian – an Australian software company that develops products for software developers, project managers and other software development teams. Across her 25-year career, Yvette has held information security roles in Australia as well as internationally, across diverse sectors including banking, government, healthcare, and software development.

A familiar face in the APAC cybersecurity community, she was a founding Sydney Chapter lead for the Australian Women in Security Network and a former chair of the Health Information Security Committee for Standards Australia.

“As we expand across the APAC theatre, Proofpoint’s reputation as an undisputed cybersecurity leader has allowed us to attract fantastic talent”, commented Lucia Milică, Global Resident CISO at Proofpoint. “Yvette’s industry expertise and track record of delivering award-winning cybersecurity 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.”

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