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XM Cyber Takes Home Three Cyber Defense Magazine InfoSec Awards 2019

Recognized as a Hot Breach and Attack Simulation Company, NextGen Infosec Startup of the Year, and Publisher’s Choice for Security Software

SAN FRANCISCO, USA, March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ —

XM Cyber, the multi-award-winning breach and attack simulation (BAS) leader, today announced that it has won three Cyber Defense Magazine InfoSec Awards 2019. XM Cyber was recognized as a Hot Company in the Breach and Attack Simulation category and a NextGen InfoSec Startup of the Year. Furthermore, the company’s platform, HaXM, was named the Publisher’s Choice for Security Software.

“It is a great honor to receive a Cyber Defense Magazine InfoSec Award, so to win three of them really demonstrates the strength and innovation of XM Cyber and HaXM,” said XM Cyber CEO and Co-Founder Noam Erez. “We are pleased that the judges recognized the value of HaXM’s ability to equip enterprises with an ongoing 360° view of their at-risk critical assets, prioritize all security threats, and provide the best possible actions for remediation.”

HaXM continuously leverages a multitude of offensive methods to simulate cyber-attacks, uncover hidden attack vectors in the network and expose the most critical blind spots. This 24/7 loop of automated red teaming is augmented with ongoing and prioritized actionable remediation of security gaps. In effect, HaXM operates as an automated purple team that fluidly combines red and blue teams’ processes to ensure that organizations are always one step ahead of the hacker.

“With Cybercrime continuing to gain momentum, surpassing global drug crime last year and projected to reach over $1T in theft and damages in 2019, we are proud to see XM Cyber as a multi-award-winning innovator, offering a new approach to defeat these criminals,” said Pierluigi Paganini, Editor-in-Chief, Cyber Defense Magazine. “XM Cyber is on a mission to help companies stop breaches and proactively get one step ahead of these threats.”

XM Cyber will be showcasing HaXM in booth N4218 at RSA Conference 2019, taking place this week in San Francisco. The company recently announced several new capabilities, including enabling customers to perform real exploits on demand, conduct automated social engineering, integrate directly with their SIEM systems and more.

About XM® Cyber

XM Cyber provides the first fully automated breach and attack simulation (BAS) platform to continuously expose attack vectors, from breach point to any organizational critical asset. This continuous loop of automated red teaming is completed by ongoing and prioritized actionable remediation of security gaps. In effect, HaXM® by XM Cyber operates as an automated purple team that fluidly combines red team and blue team processes to ensure that organizations are always one step ahead of the attack. XM Cyber has already received over 16 industry awards, including being recognized as a “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum. XM Cyber’s customers include leading financial institutions, critical infrastructure organizations and manufacturers across North America, Europe, and Israel.

XM Cyber was founded by the highest caliber of security executives from the elite Israeli intelligence sector. Together they bring a proven track record in both the offensive and defensive cyber security domain. The company is headquartered in Israel and has offices in the US, UK and Australia.

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About CDM InfoSec Awards

This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s seventh year of honoring InfoSec innovators. Our submission requirements are for any startup, early stage, later stage or public companies in the INFORMATION SECURITY (INFOSEC) space who believe they have a unique and compelling value proposition for their product or service.  Learn more at

About the Judging

The judges are CISSP, FMDHS, CEH, certified security professionals who voted based on their independent review of the company submitted materials on the website of each submission including but not limited to data sheets, white papers, product literature and other market variables. CDM has a flexible philosophy to find more innovative players with new and unique technologies, than the one with the most customers or money in the bank. CDM is always asking “What’s Next?” so we are looking for Next Generation InfoSec Solutions.

About Cyber Defense Magazine

With over 1.4 Million annual readers and growing, and over 7,000 pages of searchable online infosec content, Cyber Defense Magazine is 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. We deliver electronic magazines every month online for free, and limited print editions exclusively for the RSA conferences and our paid subscribers. CDM is a proud member of the Cyber Defense Media Group. Learn more about us at and visit and to see and hear some of the most informative interviews of many of these winning company executives.

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