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Proofpoint, FCC, fake, EVP Cybersecurity, Stanford?, Ryan Kalember.

Kalember, Ryan



Proofpoint Executive Vice President (EVP) for Cybersecurity Strategy, Jun 2015 - present. IT incompetent Proofpoint provides cybersecurity services, particularly for email, to the U.S. Government, particularly the IT incompetent Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Fake IT education? On Proofpoint's Leadership webpage, Kalember states "He received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University, where he studied fault tolerance, cryptography, and authentication algorithms." That list is not a major, just a random collection of cybersecurity-sounding buzzwords. He doesn't give the major because it is probably not an IT major. On Kalember's LinkedIn webpage his header photo is of the Stanford campus and he states only "Education: Stanford University, BA". He doesn't give the major because it is probably not an IT major. On Kalember's Bloomberg Business profile webpage he states "Education: Bachelor's degree, Stanford University Graduate School of Business". Not only is that not an IT education, it is also a flat-out lie. Stanford's Graduate School of Business does not confer undergraduate/bachelor's degrees and Stanford does not have an undergraduate business major. What Kalember says his education is, seems fabricated according to who he's telling it to.

As discussed in Net Neutrality: Who Controls the Communications of the Communications Controllers?, given that Kalember is IT incompetent, he may have other motivations; see Principles of IT Incompetence (IT Hiring: Trading IT Competence for Political Correctness). In fact, according to the Federal Election Commission, in July 2016 Kalember donated $2,700 (the max) to Hillary Clinton's presidential election campaign. And Stanford is a well-known leftist liberal university, Silicon Valley's university. Kalember would certainly read the FCC's email to help out Google, Facebook, Twitter, and the leftist liberal cause.