Cyber Defense Media Group Announces Winners of the Black Unicorn Awards for 2019

Prestigious Awards Spotlight Cybersecurity Companies Who Have the Potential of Being Valued at $1B

CYBER DEFENSE MEDIA GROUP (CDMG), the industry’s leading electronic information security media group, is announcing today, during Black Hat USA 2019, the winners of the Black Unicorn Awards for 2019.

Judges for these prestigious awards include cybersecurity industry veterans, trailblazers and market makers Gary Miliefsky of CDMG, Robert Herjavec of Herjavec Group and David DeWalt of NightDragon. Learn more about the judges here.

“Please visit and congratulate many of the winners, finalists and notable mentions who you will meet tomorrow at their booths in the Black Hat USA business hall and see why they are so well deserving of these prestigious awards. They each bring a fresh and unique approach to solving the problems we face caused by nearly exponential cybersecurity risks,” said Gary Miliefsky, CEO, Cyber Defense Media Group.

With 3,000 cybersecurity companies in the world, only 100 entrants met the judging criteria, which was narrowed down to 20 companies of notable mention, 20 finalists and only 10 Black Unicorn Awards winners for 2019.

CDMG has released the Black Unicorn Annual Report for 2019, available as a PDF, here: at

About the Black Unicorn Awards 
In the cybersecurity industry, in 2019, Gary S. Miliefsky, cybersecurity industry veteran and CEO of Cyber Defense Media Group coined the term black unicorn as a cybersecurity company that has the potential to reach a $1 billion dollar market value as determined by private or public investment. The Black Unicorn Awards are designed to help showcase companies with this kind of potential. Ultimately, the judging in our awards is tough and it’s still up to the finalists and the winners to execute a flawless business model to reach this potential. It takes innovation, dedication, passion – the right team and the right cyber security solution, harmoniously executed to become a unicorn. For more information visit or

About Cyber Defense Media Group 
Cyber Defense Media Group was founded in 2012 by Gary S. Miliefsky, globally recognized cyber security thought leader, inventor, and entrepreneur and continues to be the premier source of IT Security information. We are managed and published by and for ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting-edge knowledge, real-world stories and awards on the best ideas, products, and services in the information technology industry through our growing platforms including http://www.cyberdefenseawards.comhttp://www.cyberdefensemagazine.com and


About Herjavec Group 
Dynamic entrepreneur Robert Herjavec founded Herjavec Group in 2003 to provide cybersecurity products and services to enterprise organizations. We have been recognized as one of the world’s most innovative cybersecurity operations leaders, and excel in complex, multi-technology environments. Our service expertise includes Advisory Services, Technology Architecture & Implementation, Identity Services, Managed Security Services, Threat Management and Incident Response. Herjavec Group has offices and Security Operations Centers across the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. Learn more at

About NightDragon Security 
Founded by industry veteran, Dr. David DeWalt, NightDragon Security is an investment firm focused on partnering with cybersecurity companies across the corporate lifecycle, from early stage, to growth, buyouts and special situations. Its flexible model allows it to lead or co-invest alongside leading venture capital and private equity firms in the pursuit of driving growth and maximizing shareholder value. NightDragon is unique in providing deep operational expertise in cybersecurity gained by its founders Dave DeWalt and Ken Gonzalez from years serving as senior executives leading technology companies such as Documentum, EMC, Siebel Systems (Oracle), McAfee, Mandiant, Avast and FireEye. Learn more at

Judges for these prestigious awards includes cybersecurity industry veterans, trailblazers and market makers Gary Miliefsky of CDMG, Robert Herjavec of Herjavec Group and David DeWalt of NightDragon