ZeroFox Names Industry Thought Leader Dr. Sam Small as Chief Security Officer

Small Will Define, Execute and Manage Social Media Security Strategies for ZeroFox and its Customers

April 17, 2018, BALTIMORE, MD ZeroFox, the social media security category leader, today announced the hiring of Dr. Sam Small as Chief Security Officer (CSO). In his new role, Small will work with ZeroFox’s rapidly-growing enterprise customer portfolio to develop, execute and maintain strategies that address the security threats intertwined with social media platforms.

This strategic hire comes on the heels of several other important company milestones, including major organizational wins. Additionally, ZeroFox recently hired Todd Laughman as Head of U.S. Sales and Brian Cyr as the company’s first General Counsel earlier this year. As one of the country’s foremost experts on intellectual property (IP), Dr. Small will continue to invest, build upon and protect ZeroFox’s proprietary platform and continued growth.

“The social media landscape has never been more vulnerable and ZeroFox is leading the global charge to ensure security is top of mind when it comes to interacting with these platforms,” said James C. Foster, CEO of ZeroFox. “Our recent hires bring a vast amount of legal, privacy, compliance and security expertise, adding to the world-class team supporting our enterprise customers. As we enter our next phase of growth, Sam will help us drive security both internally at ZeroFox and for our customers.”

At ZeroFox, Dr. Small will drive ZeroFox’s security vision both internally and externally for customers. Small will work directly with customers at the CXO level to deliver the ZeroFox services and technology as well as infusing the ZeroFox Platform with his expertise. Finally, Small will help oversee all ZeroFox’s intellectual property and internal security operations.

“ZeroFox’s team is committed to delivering the people, technology and processes that will keep our customers secure on social media,” said Dr. Small. “They’ve architected a scalable platform to solve enterprise social media and digital security challenges both now and in the future, and I look forward to being part of this forward-thinking team.”

Prior to being named CSO, Dr. Small served on ZeroFox’s Board of Advisors. He was also the CEO and founder of Fast Orientation, an enterprise security software startup. Additionally, after earning his doctorate in computer science from Johns Hopkins University, he led an academic security research lab and launched two security start-ups. His work and research has been covered in publications including WIRED, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNET and New Scientist.

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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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