ZeroFOX Wins Tech Council of Maryland’s Emerging Firm of the Year

ZeroFOX was honored with the Emerging Firm of the Year award at the Tech Council of Maryland’s 27th Industry Celebration Awards. See the full press release below.

The Baltimore-based company was honored at the 27th Annual Industry Awards Celebration in Bethesda, MD

Baltimore, MD. — May 14, 2015 — ZeroFOX, the leader in Social Media Cyber Security, was awarded the Tech Council of Maryland’s Emerging Firm of the Year at the 27th Annual Industry Awards Celebration dinner in Bethesda, MD. The award honors an innovative Maryland business with strong strategic direction and clear differentiators, disruptive technology, a demonstrated ability to attract resources and financial growth. ZeroFOX raised nearly 11 million in a Series A round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), just 12 months after the Seed Round, and has grown over 300% in the past year. ZeroFOX’s rapid growth and innovative cloud-based security platform have earned them numerous accolades in the security industry, including the prestigious SINET16 award, Golden Bridge Best Risk Management award and the Security Tech Trailblazer award.

ZeroFOX has established the social media cyber security market by developing cyber security’s first social media attack detection platform, ZeroFOX Enterprise. ZeroFOX Enterprise enables organizations to monitor and prevent social media cyber attacks, such as targeted phishing and malware, fraud, account hijacking and sensitive information theft and sale. The SaaS product automates the monitoring of social media, empowering security teams with unprecedented insight into social media, a rapidly growing threat vector unaddressed by traditional security frameworks. ZeroFOX’s offerings also include a global social media threat stream, ZeroFOX Security Intelligence, and expert services.

“Since ZeroFOX’s inception in 2013, we have been fortunate enough to attract, retain and challenge our rapidly growing world-class team,” said James C. Foster, ZeroFOX CEO. “Winning the Emerging Firm of the Year is a huge achievement as both a security innovator and a loyal Maryland company. We couldn’t be more thankful for the exciting tech community in this state, and this award validates our efforts to solve cyber security’s newest and most dangerous challenges. The lines of engagement have been pushed into the social media space — ZeroFOX’s goal is to protect the world’s social media ecosystem and the people and organizations that rely upon it. As security challenges evolve, we hope Maryland companies continue to push the boundaries of the cyber security industry.”

“The breadth of accomplishments of this year’s award recipients is impressive – from the innovations being developed here in Maryland to the leadership of executives fostering inspired workplace environments,” said Phil Schiff, TCM’s CEO. “We congratulate ZeroFOX for winning Emerging Firm of the Year. They represent the type of innovation that underscores the quality and value of the state’s technology community.”

About Tech Council of Maryland
The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) is the largest technology trade group serving the advanced technology and biotechnology communities of Maryland. TCM’s mission is to advocate for the interests of the technology community, further the role of technology in the Maryland economy, and nurture an environment where technology companies can collaborate, grow and succeed. For more information, visit www.techcouncilmd.com.

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: https://www.zerofox.com/.

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