ZeroFox Named Winner of the 2014 SINET 16 Innovator Award
Social Media Risk Management Company will be honored at the SINET Showcase on December 3rd and 4th
Baltimore, MD. – November 3, 2014 – ZeroFox, The Social Media Security Company, was named a winner of the 2014 SINET 16 Innovators Award. This award recognizes cyber security companies who are identifying cutting-edge technologies to address cyber security threats and vulnerabilities. ZeroFox was selected from a group of nearly 200 security firms from around the world for its work pioneering security technology that enables organizations to detect and prevent social media-based cyber threats including targeted malware, phishing, social engineering, impersonations and other fraudulent or malicious activity. The annual SINET 16 Innovator award is one of the most coveted and well-respected honors in the cyber security community and spotlights unique rising stars in the security market. The 16 winners, which were announced via Twitter on the morning of November 3rd, will be honored at the SINET Showcase on December 3 – 4, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC
“ZeroFox’s social media attack detection system (ADS) addresses a rapidly growing threat vector in the cyber security space. Organizations are increasingly taking notice of the risk posed by social media,” said Robert Rodriguez, Chairman and Founder of SINET and the SINET 16. “ZeroFox Enterprise is a unique and effective security product which is addressing this risk in a fast moving and skyrocketing social media market that will only grow with time and importance, making it a clear choice for our innovator award.”
Social media, as an unprecedented threat vector, requires a new breed of cyber security solution. ZeroFox analyzes social media data and alerts on malicious links, inappropriate or sensitive content, suspicious account activity and impersonator profiles. This data is distilled through a centralized, cloud-based platform, empowering organizations to visualize and take action on social media-based threats.
“ZeroFox is honored to be recognized as a SINET 16 Innovator and this award is continued validation for ZeroFox Enterprise. Social media has become an irreplaceable communication medium for businesses and people alike, since more than 75% of the world is active on social daily. Furthermore, every business in the world is vulnerable to attacks from this new vector, and ZeroFox remains steadfast in our focus to detect and prevent security threats that are borne in social media,” said James C. Foster, CEO of ZeroFox. “Full credit for this award goes to our team whom tirelessly works in support of our mission and our clients.”
ZeroFox was founded in January of 2013 and, along with the SINET16 Innovators Award, has collected a number of other 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 Security Innovation Network (SINET)
SINET is a community builder and strategic advisor whose mission is to advance innovation and enable global collaboration between the public and private sectors to defeat Cybersecurity threats. Its public-private partnership events are supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate. SINET also offers advisory services and a membership program that have helped build thousands of relationships and delivered value across a broad spectrum of the security community to include buyers, builders, researchers and investors. For more information, visit www.security-innovation.org. Connect with us on Twitter at @SINETconnection. Follow the conversation about SINET 16 at #SINET16 and this year’s SINET Showcase at #SINETDC.
About SINET Showcase
SINET Showcase provides a platform for the business of cyber security to take place as emerging technology companies are able to present their solutions and connect with a select audience of nearly 400 venture capitalists, investment bankers as well as industry and government buyers. The program, which is supported by the Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate, also features commentary on the latest investment and cyber security trends from the industry’s foremost experts. The program includes educational workshops, panel sessions, an interactive luncheon hour and a networking reception.
To register for SINET Showcase and to see a complete list of speakers and a program agenda, visit https://www.security-innovation.org.
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/.