Two Executives Earn Prestigious SmartCEO Award

ZeroFox Chief Operating Officer, Evan Blair, and Chief People Officer, Hillary Herlehy, were both honored with SmartCEO’s executive management award.

See the press release below:

ZeroFox Executives Win 2015 Baltimore SmartCEO Executive Management Award

Evan Blair, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer and Hillary Herlehy, Chief People Officer, to be profiled in the March/April issue of Baltimore SmartCEO magazine

Baltimore, MD. – January 13, 2015 – ZeroFox, The Social Risk Management Company, is pleased to announce that two of its top executives, Evan Blair and Hillary Herlehy, are winners of the 2015 SmartCEO Executive Management Awards. Blair and Herlehy are being recognized for their effective leadership and contributions to ZeroFox’s growth as the leading solution to detect and prevent social media-based cyber threats.

Social media has become the most prolific mode of communication in human history – nearly ¾ of internet connected people are active on social, totaling over 2.5 billion accounts between Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn alone. This growing threat vector requires a new breed of cyber security solution and a company with a unique vision. The Executive Management Award reflects Blair’s and Herlehy’s success in cultivating such a talented workforce and a dynamic corporate culture.

“Evan and Hillary truly embody what it means to work for ZeroFox. They have their finger on the pulse of the company and strive to instill passion to ensure each person has long-term success,” said James Foster, CEO of ZeroFox. “This award from SmartCEO is a testament to the entire ZeroFox team and its commitment to solving unique security challenges in today’s social media-driven digital business environment.”

“As both the Co-Founder and COO, I have the unique ability to work across nearly every department. This allows me to leverage the best talent in the organization to solve unique challenges for the business. Winning this award from SmartCEO is truly a testament to the great team whom tirelessly works in support of our mission and our clients,” said Evan Blair, COO of ZeroFox. “I believe it’s important to invest in your people – they are your greatest assets.

“At ZeroFox, building a sense of community for our employees isn’t just an initiative – it’s a way of life. We strive to integrate our entire staff in the ZeroFox, Baltimore, and security industry communities. Internally, we host as many open meetings as possible, whether product meetings or weekly all-company stand-ups, to keep employees informed,” said Hillary Herlehy, Chief People Officer of ZeroFox. “It’s an honor to receive this award from SmartCEO and I look forward to playing a pivotal role in ZeroFox’s growth year over year.

The Executive Management Awards program recognizes the leadership and accomplishments of the region’s management all-stars. The finalists collectively generate more than $11 billion in annual revenue and employ over 45,000 individuals in Greater Baltimore and are recognized for their creative management vision, leadership philosophy, innovative strategy and undeniable work ethic. This year’s finalists will be profiled in the March/April issue of Baltimore SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards ceremony on March 19, 2015 at the Westin BWI.

“All too often, senior leaders in an organization become unsung heroes. This is why SmartCEO designed the Executive Management Awards. The 2015 Executive Management Award winners are not only leading their companies and co-workers to achieve great things but they are also making huge contributions to their communities,” says Jaime Nespor, regional president of SmartCEO media. “We are honored to recognize each of these individuals and celebrate their accomplishments.

ZeroFox was founded in January of 2013 and has collected a number of industry awards including being recognized as one of CRN’s Top 10 Security Companies, a 2014 SINET16 winner, 2013 Maryland Cyber Company of the Year, Winner of Chesapeake Regional Technology Council 2014 Rising Star Award, Winner of the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Venture Association Capital Connection TechBuzz show in Washington D.C., ‘Incubator Company of the Year’ for the state of Maryland in June 2013, and Baltimore Business Journal’s ‘Top 5 Cyber Companies to Watch’, ‘20 Most Promising Security Companies’ by CIO Review, and Daily Record’s ‘Innovator of the Year’.

About SmartCEO
SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources. SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas.

About the Executive Management Awards
The Executive Management Awards (EMAs) honor C-suite executives who have gone above and beyond to support and lead their organizations. SmartCEO recognizes executives in four categories: CFO, CIO/CTO, COO and CXO (other C-suite executives) who uphold the highest ethics, lead collaboratively and creatively, and enhance and support the organization’s mission. An independent committee of local business leaders reviews the EMA nominations, and winners are chosen based on the quality of the nominations submitted. EMA winners are profiled in the March/April issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards reception in March.

About ZeroFox

ZeroFox, the market leader in social media & digital protection, safeguards modern organizations from dynamic security, brand and physical risks across social, mobile, web and collaboration platforms. Using diverse data sources and artificial intelligence-based analysis, the ZeroFox Platform identifies and remediates targeted phishing attacks, credential compromise, data exfiltration, brand hijacking, executive and location threats and more. The patented ZeroFox SaaS technology processes and protects millions of posts, messages and accounts daily across the social and digital landscape, spanning LinkedIn, Facebook, Slack, Twitter, 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 over $100M in funding from NEA, Highland Capital, Silver Lake Waterman, Redline Capital and others, and has collected top industry awards such as Red Herring Top 100 North America, 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:

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