ZeroFox Drives Awareness of Social Media Protection Efforts as Black Hat Sustaining Partner
Baltimore, MD October 10, 2014 – ZeroFox, The Social Risk Management Company, is thrilled to support the global cybersecurity community as a Black Hat sustaining partner. Black Hat is an innovative hub of industry experts and thought leaders, and ZeroFox is excited to facilitate the conversation around social media and its associated risks. In the coming years, social media will continue to grow as a critical, unchecked threat vector. In addition to sponsorship, ZeroFox will participate in several upcoming international Black Hat events including Black Hat Asia 2015 in Singapore and Black Hat USA 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. The company will also host Black Hat Webcasts in February and March 2015 on the topics of defense and internet privacy.
ZeroFox is pioneering security technology that enables organizations to detect and prevent social media-based cyber threats included targeting malware, phishing, social engineering, impersonations, and other fraudulent or malicious activity. Because social media platforms exist outside the enterprise and at a scale that dwarfs all other forms of digital communication, it has emerged as one of the largest risk vectors to enterprise organizations. Organizations that take social media risks seriously are better equipped to protect against undue exposure and compromise, wasted time and money in crisis control, and other reputation or legal harm.
“Black Hat brings together the best and brightest in the security industry – thought leaders, practitioners and technology vendors – to address the burning issues in information security,” said Evan Blair, ZeroFox COO. “ZeroFox is excited to help facilitate the ongoing dialogue and drive new conversations around managing the social media attack vector – mitigating the risks that employees and customers on social media introduce to the enterprise. Social media presents a significant cyber and business risk to organizations and if left unchecked will have a major impact on their information security and financial bottom line.”
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, 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 Black Hat
Black Hat is the most technical and relevant global information security event series in the world. For more than 16 years, Black Hat has provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends in a strictly vendor-neutral environment. These high-profile global events and Trainings are driven by the needs of the security community, striving to bring together the best minds in the industry. Black Hat inspires professionals at all career levels, encouraging growth and collaboration among academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors.
From its inception in 1997, Black Hat has grown from a single annual conference in Las Vegas to the most respected information security event series internationally. Today, the Black Hat Briefings and Trainings are held annually in the United States, Europe and Asia, providing a premier venue for elite security researchers and trainers to find their audience.
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/.