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The Best of BlackHat: Social Media Security is #Trending

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A few days ago, the ZeroFOX team was notified by Dark Reading that we were 1 of 3 finalists in a hotly contested competition the Best of BlackHat Awards — Most Innovative Company. I speak for the entire company when I say we couldn’t be more honored to have been selected as a finalist. This recognition is not just about ZeroFOX the company, but about the demand for a comprehensive social media security solution. Social media’s impact on corporate security is undeniable; as business continue to invest more in social and digital programs, an ever-widening security and risk gap is forming in social media.

In fact, last year at Black Hat, UBM published a survey of security decision makers who identified social network exploitation as one of the top 2 threats impacting enterprise organization. Since that time, more and more conversations with organizations seeking a solution to the myriad of risk that social presents to their business. From the purely cyber-related threats like targeted phishing, social engineering and executive impersonations, to high-impact business risks like fraud, brand impersonations, scams, physical security and data leakage, organizations of all shapes and sizes have recognized they are overwhelmed and underprepared when it comes to managing risk introduced via social.

ZeroFOX’s social media security platform protects modern organizations from the dynamic risks of social media and digital channels. Each day, ZeroFOX’s cloud-based, SaaS platform processes millions of posts and accounts across the social landscape, spanning Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, YouTube and more. Using diverse data sources, intelligent analysis and automated remediation, ZeroFOX protects businesses and government agencies around the world against phishing attacks, information loss, account compromise, fraud, compliance violations and financial loss.

Led by a team of information security and high-growth start-up veterans, ZeroFOX has raised over $40M in funding from NEA, Highland Capital and others, and has collected top industry awards such as the SINET16 Champion, DarkReading’s Top Security Startups to Watch, Tech Council of Maryland’s Technology Company of the Year, and the Security Tech Trailblazer of the Year (and now Best of BlackHat finalist).

The Best of BlackHat nomination from Dark Reading (check out Editor in Chief Tim Wilson’s post) not only cements ZeroFOX as one of the hottest security companies in the space but also raises the awareness of this highly impactful threat vector of social media.

Don’t forget to check out the ZeroFOX presentation and our exclusive Bond party! We’ll see everyone in Vegas!