ZeroFOX recently made its first acquisition, buying stealth-mode mobile security firm Vulnr. See the full press release below.
ZeroFOX Acquires Vulnr
ZeroFOX accelerates growth through the acquisition of stealth-mode security company Vulnr
Baltimore, MD. – January 27, 2015 – ZeroFOX, The Social Risk Management Company, announced today its acquisition of Vulnr, a stealth-mode security technology company. The company also announced that Vulnr’s founder, Mike Price, has joined the ZeroFOX team as Senior Director of Research and Development. Price has been charged with leading ZeroFOX’s R&D team, which strives to develop cutting edge technology for social risk management, taking into account his impressive record of success and innovation at Vulnr.
Vulnr’s cutting edge technology will be immediately integrated into ZeroFOX Enterprise, cyber security’s social risk management platform, to bolster the company’s already robust product offerings. Vulnr was an innovator in identifying new methods of risk and vulnerability, and many of the analysis methodologies and techniques created at Vulnr will be reinterpreted for ZeroFOX Enterprise. Doing so will enhance ZeroFOX’s social media intelligence gathering and contextual output capabilities.
“The ZeroFOX platform has never been stronger, and we are continuing to execute on our vision. The combination of our teams further solidifies our position within the industry and is a direct reflection of our executive team’s ability to think creatively and act quickly,” said James C. Foster, ZeroFOX CEO. “Bringing on this new talent will have huge positive impacts on our company and most importantly our customers – Mike has already proven himself in his new role as Senior Director of R&D by infusing his work with Vulnr into ZeroFOX Enterprise. I couldn’t be more excited about welcoming Vulnr in to the ZeroFOX family.”
Social media has become the most prolific mode of digital 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 who can keep pace. ZeroFOX’s acquisition demonstrates a continued dedication to staying at the vanguard of the emerging social risk management industry.
“I’m very pleased to be able to bring the technologies and skills built at Vulnr to complement the solutions being built at ZeroFOX,” said Mike Price, former CEO at Vulnr and current Senior Director of Research and Development at ZeroFOX. “ZeroFOX is the leader in the social risk management space and there are a number of impactful customer problems to be solved. Via the acquisition, our goal is to help strengthen ZeroFOX’s ability to provide its customers with the best protection available.”
About Mike Price
Prior to founding and building the Vulnr platform, Mike was Vice President of Engineering at Appthority. In this role, Mike collaborated with the engineering team to build industry-leading products; contributing guidance, code and research, in particular related to mobile operating system and application security and privacy. Previously, Mike was Senior Operations Manager for McAfee Labs, in Santiago, Chile, where he was responsible for the establishment, hiring and oversight of McAfee Lab’s first R&D site within Latin America. Additionally, Mike was a member of the Foundstone Research & Development team for nine years. Mike’s extensive experience spans nearly 15 years of infosec-related R&D, during which he has published contributed to the titles “Hacking Exposed Mobile 1st Edition,” “Hacking Exposed 7th Edition” and “Sockets, Shellcode, Porting & Coding.” Mike is also co-founder of the 8.8 Computer Security Conference, held annually in Santiago, Chile.
Vulnr was a stealth-mode security technology company located in Santiago, Chile.
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: https://www.zerofox.com/.