Brian Cyr, former General Counsel at Datadog, joins as ZeroFOX’s first General Counsel; Todd Laughman, formerly VP of Worldwide Sales at BitSight, to lead U.S. Sales
January 17th, BALTIMORE MD — ZeroFOX, the social media security category leader, today announced that two new executives joined the company, collectively adding nearly 50 years of high-growth technology sales and legal expertise. Brian Cyr, early employee and former General Counsel at Datadog, joins as ZeroFOX’s first General Counsel. Todd Laughman, former SVP of Sales at Venminder and VP of Worldwide Sales at BitSight, joins to lead U.S. Sales.
Both Cyr and Laughman bring unmatched expertise in their respective fields and will contribute to ZeroFOX’s steadfast commitment to its customers and continued growth, most recently exemplified by the $40M Series C funding round in 2017. Together, they will help bolster ZeroFOX’s acceleration, commitment to a customer-first mentality and steadfast path to the company’s next phase of growth, IPO.
“Brian and Todd each bring unparalleled experience in their respective roles and will be strategic assets as ZeroFOX continues its path towards global expansion,” said James C. Foster, Chairman and CEO, ZeroFOX. “ZeroFOX is entering an exciting stage of growth, with global sales and product innovation being key initiatives this year. As we continue to expand our offerings and customer base, Brian and Todd will support our heightened focus on intellectual property, global compliance and our expanded customer-first sales strategy.”
Cyr brings over 18 years of broad legal and general counsel expertise, with previous roles in corporate law and as General Counsel at high-growth technology companies. As ZeroFOX’s first General Counsel, he will help advise ZeroFOX’s board of directors and executives in strategic decisions, lead contract negotiations with major customers and vendors, support various compliance initiatives across the organization, and manage the company’s patents, intellectual property and acquisitions.
“ZeroFOX is at a critical stage in its growth where the need for regulatory and legal oversight enables us to move faster,” said Cyr. “This year will be especially important when it comes to protecting the innovative technology and scaling to meet the demands of worldwide customers and new global regulations. I am honored to help ZeroFOX expand, be it through acquisitions, further streamlined contracting or intellectual property protection.”
As VP of U.S. Sales, Laughman will be responsible for driving enterprise sales across the U.S. Laughman, brings experience from a variety of successful technology sales organizations including BitSight, Vendminder and Q1 Labs.
“Being the first to market with a powerful, innovative product is every sales manager’s dream,” said Laughman.“I have witnessed ZeroFOX’s rapid growth over the past several years and it’s exciting to join such a seasoned and talented group. The market is prime for expansion, with businesses in every industry and at every size prioritizing social media cybersecurity. For many organizations, their external, unmanaged platforms are their biggest blind spots.”
ZeroFOX, the social media & digital security category leader, protects modern organizations from dynamic security, brand and physical risks across social, mobile, web and collaboration platforms. Using targeted data collection and artificial intelligence-based analysis, ZeroFOX protects modern organizations from targeted phishing attacks, credential compromise, data exfiltration, brand hijacking, executive and location threats and more. Recognized as a Leader in Digital Risk Monitoring by Forrester, the patented ZeroFOX SaaS platform processes and protects millions of posts, messages and accounts daily across the social and digital landscape, spanning LinkedIn, Facebook, Slack, Twitter, HipChat, Instagram, Pastebin, YouTube, mobile app stores, the deep & dark web, domains and more.
Led by a team of information security and high-growth company veterans, ZeroFOX has raised nearly $100M in funding from NEA, Highland Capital, Silver Lake Waterman, Redline Capital and others, and has collected top industry awards such as Red Herring North America Top 100, the SINET16 Champion, Dark Reading’s Top Security Startups to Watch, Tech Council of Maryland’s Technology Company of the Year and the Security Tech Trailblazer of the Year.
To find out more information about ZeroFOX or to join our team, please visit: https://www.zerofox.com.