ZeroFOX Executives Win 2015 Baltimore SmartCEO Executive Management Award

Evan Blair, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer and Hillary Herlehy, Chief People Officer, to be profiled in the March/April issue of Baltimore SmartCEO magazine.

Baltimore, MD, February 13, 2015 --( ZeroFOX, The Social Risk Management Company, is pleased to announce that two of its top executives, Evan Blair and Hillary Herlehy, are winners of the 2015 SmartCEO Executive Management Awards. Blair and Herlehy are being recognized for their effective leadership and contributions to ZeroFOX’s growth as the leading solution to detect and prevent social media-based cyber threats.

Social media has become the most prolific mode of 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 with a unique vision. The Executive Management Award reflects Blair’s and Herlehy’s success in cultivating such a talented workforce and a dynamic corporate culture.

“Evan and Hillary truly embody what it means to work for ZeroFOX. Both exude passion and have a constant focus on excellence,” said James C. Foster, CEO of ZeroFOX. “This award from SmartCEO is a testament to the entire ZeroFOX team and its commitment to solving unique security challenges for our customers.”

“As both the Co-Founder and COO, I have the unique ability to work across nearly every department. This allows me to leverage the best talent in the organization to solve diverse challenges for the business. Winning this award from SmartCEO is truly a testament to the great team that works tirelessly in support of our mission and our clients," said Evan Blair, COO of ZeroFOX. "I believe it’s important to invest in your people – they are your greatest assets.”

“At ZeroFOX, building a sense of community for our employees isn’t just an initiative – it’s a way of life. We strive to integrate our entire staff in the ZeroFOX, Baltimore, and security industry communities. Internally, we host as many open meetings as possible, whether product meetings or weekly all-company stand-ups, to keep employees informed,” said Hillary Herlehy, Chief People Officer of ZeroFOX. "It’s an honor to receive this award from SmartCEO and I look forward to playing a pivotal role in ZeroFOX’s growth year over year.”

The Executive Management Awards program recognizes the leadership and accomplishments of the region’s management all-stars. The finalists collectively generate more than $11 billion in annual revenue and employ over 45,000 individuals in Greater Baltimore and are recognized for their creative management vision, leadership philosophy, innovative strategy and undeniable work ethic. This year’s finalists will be profiled in the March/April issue of Baltimore SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards ceremony on March 19, 2015 at the Westin BWI.

“All too often, senior leaders in an organization become unsung heroes. This is why SmartCEO designed the Executive Management Awards. The 2015 Executive Management Award winners are not only leading their companies and co-workers to achieve great things but they are also making huge contributions to their communities,” says Jaime Nespor, regional president of SmartCEO media. “We are honored to recognize each of these individuals and celebrate their accomplishments.

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, a 2014 SINET16 winner, 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 SmartCEO
SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources. SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas.

About the Executive Management Awards
The Executive Management Awards (EMAs) honor C-suite executives who have gone above and beyond to support and lead their organizations. SmartCEO recognizes executives in four categories: CFO, CIO/CTO, COO and CXO (other C-suite executives) who uphold the highest ethics, lead collaboratively and creatively, and enhance and support the organization’s mission. An independent committee of local business leaders reviews the EMA nominations, and winners are chosen based on the quality of the nominations submitted. EMA winners are profiled in the March/April issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards reception in March.

About ZeroFOX
ZeroFOX, The Social Risk Management Company, is pioneering security technology that enables organizations to monitor and prevent social media-based cyber attacks, conduct proactive attack reconnaissance and safeguard their social assets. ZeroFOX Enterprise represents an evolution in security technology, custom engineered to identify both behavioral and technical threat indicators across cyber security’s newest and most dangerous threat vector: social media. Through a combination of cutting edge technology and expert security professionals, ZeroFOX provides solutions for the full spectrum of social media risk.

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