James Foster

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James C. Foster, founder and CEO of ZeroFOX, is a cybersecurity expert, having published many books and given countless speeches on the topic. He has spoken on Capitol Hill many times about international cyber threats.

ZeroFOX provides social media and digital security solutions to protect modern organizations from targeted phishing attacks, credential compromise, data exfiltration, brand hijacking and more.

ZeroFOX, which has about 130 employees and is based in south Baltimore, has secured almost $100 million in funding to allow it to expand globally.

“We already have a great platform and product, we already have a great team, now we’re just going to continue to scale the product,” Foster says.

ZeroFOX protects millions of posts, messages and accounts daily across the social and digital landscape, spanning LinkedIn, Facebook, Slack, Twitter, HipChat, Instagram, Pastebin and YouTube.

“Currently, there are nearly 1 million social media accounts compromised every day, and that number will continue to rise thanks to the plethora of easily identifiable targets,” Foster says.

The company has been recognized with numerous awards, including, Red Herring North America Top 100, 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.

Before starting ZeroFOX, Foster founded Ciphent, a cybersecurity firm that was later acquired by Accuvent in 2010.

Foster was a fellow at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a bachelor’s degree in software engineering from Capitol College.

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