ZeroFOX Appoints Dr. Shane Shook as Chief Strategy Officer

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  • Baltimore, MD (1888PressRelease) July 24, 2014 - ZeroFOX, The Social Risk Management Company™, today announced the appointment of Dr. Shane Shook as Chief Strategy Officer. In his new roles, Dr. Shook will help to further establish ZeroFOX's West Coast presence and expand the company's strategic offerings for critical customer markets, including financial services, energy, retail and information technology. Coming to ZeroFOX with more than 25 years of technology experience particularly in investigative sciences, Dr. Shook has led teams within several Global Fortune 100 companies and is a true expert in risk and incident management.

    ZeroFOX enables organizations to protect and grow their brand leveraging the benefits of social media while being mindful and diligent of its risks to reputation, key individuals and enterprise security. Social media platforms are widely adopted communications platforms that represent one of the largest risks to business security and are completely invisible to management and security teams. These risks cannot be simply avoided, locked down, blocked or throttled. Organizations that take this threat seriously and implement a comprehensive risk strategy put their organizations in a position to protect their brand against fraud, social impersonations, blackmail, undue exposure and compromise, and other reputation or legal harm.

    "Dr. Shook is filling a critical role in the ZeroFOX executive team. Not only is he going to help us expand our geographic presence by heading up our West Coast operations, his deep expertise in risk and incident management, enterprise architecture and forensic sciences will provide our customers with an unparalleled level of insight into the most critical issues facing organizations that operate in today's digital social environment," said James C. Foster, ZeroFOX Chairman and CEO. "There are great benefits and opportunities for companies who maintain an enterprise presence on social media; however, the corporate risks are only growing in scope and complexity. Bringing to ZeroFOX the practical experience of leading some of the world's largest companies through a long list of notorious breaches, Dr. Shook will offer customers critical strategic counsel to help them monitor and manage the unique risks associated with being a socially-connected business."

    Prior to joining ZeroFOX, Dr. Shook was the Chief Knowledge Officer for Cylance. Before that he worked with McAfee as an independent consultant and with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LECG and KPMG where he led services teams as a Managing Director. A veteran of the USAF, he also served as a Cryptologic Linguist for 10 years. Dr. Shook has a PhD in Organization and Management, Communications Technology, an MBA, a Bachelor of Technology Management, and AAS in Applied Communications Technology, as well as a Diploma in Modern Standard Arabic.

    "There are challenges to doing business in the digital, connected world. Social media in particular opens the door to a litany of security vulnerabilities that many companies find themselves unprepared to deal with. When you look at the banking, financial securities and insurance businesses, these risks are significantly compounded by regulatory compliance measures," said Dr. Shook. "In working with these industries and in the information security and technology communities for years, I've seen social risk emerge in a relatively short period of time as a major threat to the enterprise. ZeroFOX is leading the industry in addressing the issue of social risk management and providing enterprises with the knowledge and products to mitigate threats efficiently and effectively. It's exciting to join such an innovative team that is dedicated to protecting critical enterprise assets."

    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, and the 2013 Maryland Cyber Company of the Year.

    About ZeroFOX
    ZeroFOX, The Social Risk Management Company™, enables organizations to identify, manage and mitigate the information security risks associated with social media. From targeted social-based cyber attacks to fraud, phishing, social engineering and executive impersonations, ZeroFOX provides real-time risk management, social DNA and security analytics. To find out more information about ZeroFOX or to join our team, please visit:

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