Cyber Defense Media Group Announces Black Unicorn Awards for 2020 Are Now Open With Expanded Categories

Most Prestigious Awards for Cybersecurity Companies expanded to include Top 100 Cybersecurity Startups, CISOs and Women in Cybersecurity

Cyber Defense Media Group (CDMG), the industry’s leading electronic information security media group, is announcing that the annual prestigious Black Unicorn awards are now open. Innovative information security companies of any size, that have not yet gone public, with the potential for a public market valuation of $1B USD or more over the next 36 months may apply for this prestigious award. In addition, new categories include Top 100 Cybersecurity Startups, Top 100 Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity.

The winners will be unveiled and announced at the BlackHat USA Conference 2020 in Las Vegas, NV, USA at the Mandalay Bay Hotel during Black Hat USA Business Hall hours and online as well as in our Annual Black Unicorn Report for 2020 we will be handing out during the conference and deployed electronically online in flipbook, pdf and mobile formats.

Black Unicorn – is a cybersecurity company with the potential to be valued at $1B USD within the next 36 months. There will be 10 winners as well as finalists and notable mentions.

Top 100 Cybersecurity Startups – If your company was founded in 2018 or later, are self-funded, angel-funded, seed funded or just in your first venture round of financing, whether you are pre or post revenues, you’ll want to apply for this award. Our judges decide based upon your innovation and the potential impact you will have on the market and in helping get one step ahead of breaches – so it doesn’t matter how early stage your company happens to be, at this point in time. The earlier stage, the better.

Top 100 Chief Information Security Officers – If you are a CISO at any size company, why not showcase your talent and shine above the rest? Nomination for a CISO award is easy and you can be from any country in any size company. It’s more about you and how you deliver risk reduction and it services to your company and its employees. All innovative risk reducing CISOs should consider applying for this coveted award.

Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity – Let’s break the glass ceiling together. Are you a woman in cybersecurity? Whether you are a CEO, co-founder, C-level executive or a change-agent in the field of cybersecurity, why not apply for this prestigious award? Last year’s Women in Cybersecurity formed a private linkedin group after these awards, became new friends, expanded their network and helped other women in cybersecurity by answering tough questions and mentoring the next generation to help them shatter the glass ceiling.

Nominations are now open through early July with finalists being notified in the last few weeks of July and winners publicly announced on August 4, 2020 during Black Hat 2020 USA at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, which we hope will subside by then, we intend to include live online streaming for those who cannot attend in person and add a virtual red carpet to our real one, for the first time, ever.


Companies, CISOs and Women in Cybersecurity that wish to participate, should apply now at

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Black Unicorn Awards for 2020 Now Open

Black Unicorn Awards for 2020 Now Open