Fox Spotlight: David Brown

Fox Spotlight: David Brown
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It's been an exciting start to 2023 for ZeroFox, and as we continue to grow, we think it's important to remember what has made our success possible. We understand that it isn't the work of just one, or even a few of our foxes that have gotten us to where we are today, so this month we are proud to feature one of our many members that makes us who we are.

We sat down with David Brown, Director of Partner Marketing, who shared insights into his role, his affinity for marketing, and love of disco.

Tell us a little bit about your career. 

I’ve been doing marketing in some form for over 15 years – using my favorite tool: partnerships. For eight years, I had the great opportunity to travel the world and help destinations better market themselves through partnerships between the public, private, and non-profit sectors. I left agency life for a huge multinational financial institution with a cybersecurity arm, where I built the first formal partnership marketing program. I loved the taste of partnerships and cybersecurity and have had the chance to work with several leaders in the field before landing at the best yet - ZeroFox.

How do you like to spend your free time? 

I spend my free time talking about marketing, is that weird? I have the fantastic privilege of teaching marketing management at the George Washington University School of Business, and it keeps me on my toes. Outside of that – I love hiking through Washington DC’s Rock Creek Park with my dog, Frankie, and digging into overly-complicated recipes on Sundays for friend and family dinners. 

What do you do at ZeroFox?

I head our marketing activities with ZeroFox’s partners - those companies helping to spread the good word about external cybersecurity around the world. I like to think of it as empowering an extended FoxDen to solve more problems for security teams.

What industry-related misconception drives you crazy?

That cybersecurity stops at the perimeter. You can build the moat and the drawbridge, but the enemies always build strength outside the castle before they attack. Organizations’ brands are one of their most important assets, which makes them a clear target for threat actors attempting to commit fraud or worse.

What three words would you use to describe ZeroFox? 

Dynamic, Trailblazing, Peerless

Coffee, tea, or neither?

Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon (fancy). 

If you were a professional athlete, what would your walkout music be? 

“Don’t Stop Me Now” - Queen

What’s your guilty pleasure movie? 

Anything Harry Potter.

If you could live anywhere in the world for a year, where would it be? 

Istanbul is my favorite city in the world - it would be a dream to live there!

What is your favorite TV show and why? 

I’m pretty deep in the tank for White Lotus. But I can re-watch Parks & Recreation over and over again.

Do you have a favorite musician or band?

My musical tastes are all over the map. I LOVE DISCO. But my favorite band is a local DC-area folk-rock group (see, I told you) called Eddie from Ohio. My favorite song is Number Six Driver. I listen to it whenever I’m traveling and feeling homesick.

Anything else you’d like to share about you, your family, your career, or your time at ZeroFox?

The people I work with at ZeroFox are some of the best colleagues I’ve ever had in my career. Everyone is incredibly passionate about their contributions while eager to find opportunities for cooperation. ZeroFox’s mission and capabilities are incredibly timely, and it’s great to come to work every day to know that our solution is making a difference in stopping the bad guys. 

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