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Panaseer named winner of the prestigious Black Unicorn Awards for 2023

October 26, 2023

David Moth

The prestigious award recognizes cybersecurity companies with the potential of a $1B valuation in the next 1-3 years.

London, UK, October 26, 2023 – Panaseer is proud to be presented with the Black Unicorn Award 2023 at CyberDefenseCon 2023, the most exclusive and prestigious CISO and cybersecurity innovator conference in the world, taking place today at The Ritz Carlton, Florida. In a fast-growing cybersecurity industry, the award from Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM), the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine, identifies cybersecurity innovators with high growth potential.

Panaseer competed against many of the industry’s leading providers of cybersecurity products and services for this prestigious award, earning the accolade for its Continuous Controls Monitoring platform. The term “Black Unicorn” signifies a cybersecurity company that has the potential to reach a $1 billion dollar market value as determined by private or public investment, and these awards showcase those companies with this kind of incredible potential in the cybersecurity marketplace.

“We’re pleased to name Panaseer as a winner among a small, elite group of cybersecurity industry leaders in our annual Black Unicorn Awards,” said Judges Dr. Lindsey Polley de Lopez of VentureScope, Robert R. Ackerman Jr. of Allegis Cyber, Dino Boukouris of MomentumCyber and Gary Miliefsky of Cyber Defense Media Group.

“We’re thrilled to be named among this coveted group of Black Unicorn winners in the 11th year of the Cyber Defense Awards. It shows that the cybersecurity industry is embracing Continuous Controls Monitoring as an essential technology for changing how organizations measure and improve their security posture. When 79% of businesses have suffered a breach due to a security control failure, we’re using our innovative, data science approach to change the narrative. As we continue to support our customers’ security posture management, being recognized by a panel of leading infosec experts from around the globe is a real honor,” said Jonathan Gill, CEO of Panaseer.

About Panaseer

Panaseer is an enterprise cybersecurity company that helps organizations improve their security posture by continuously measuring whether controls are fully deployed and working effectively. It has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer helping to solve the world’s most pressing issues.

Panaseer’s Continuous Controls Monitoring (CCM) platform gives CISOs a true picture of their security posture by measuring performance of their cybersecurity defenses against established frameworks and regulations. This enables them to take targeted action to reduce cyber risk and provide accurate data to stakeholders and regulators. CCM also drives more efficient use of resources through automated processes and improved prioritization.

About Cyber Defense Awards

This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s 11th year of honoring cybersecurity innovators, in this case the Black Unicorn Awards for 2023 on our Cyber Defense Awards platform. In this competition, judges for these prestigious awards includes cybersecurity industry veterans, trailblazers and market makers Gary Miliefsky of CDMG, Dr. Lindsey Polley de Lopez of VentureScope, Robert R. Ackerman Jr. of Allegis Cyber, Dino Boukouris of MomentumCyber and with much appreciation to emeritus judges Robert Herjavec of Cyderes, Dr. Peter Stephenson of CDMG and David DeWalt of NightDragon.

To see the complete list of winners for the Black Unicorn Awards for 2023 please visit and download The Black Unicorn Report for 2023:

About Cyber Defense Magazine

Cyber Defense Magazine is the premier source of cyber security news and information for InfoSec professions in business and government. Its mission is to share cutting-edge knowledge, real-world stories and awards on the best ideas, products, and services in the information technology industry. It delivers electronic magazines every month online for free, and special editions exclusively for the RSA Conferences and Cyber Defense Conferences. CDM is a proud member of the Cyber Defense Media Group. Learn more at and visit and to see and hear some of the most informative interviews of many of these award-winning company executives.


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