The 10 Coolest Security Startups Of 2014 (So Far)

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CEO: James Foster

ZeroFox, based in Baltimore, attempts to identify active threats by monitoring outside factors such as social networking activity. It can spot and prevent social engineering attacks designed to impersonate a business' executives and alert security teams about suspicious activity. The company was formerly called Riskive. ZeroFox Asset Cloud discovers and catalogs social media accounts from marketing activity. Other components monitor for ongoing social engineering attacks by identifying social activity to detect the presence of impersonators to alert on potential scams. Company founder and CEO James Foster also founded Ciphent, a security services firm that was acquired by systems integrator Accuvant. The company recently added two senior sales executives from Intel Security (formerly McAfee) to head its enterprise and defense sector businesses.

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