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Cyolo Named Finalist of the Prestigious Black Unicorn Awards for 2023

Cyolo Named a Finalist in the Prestigious Black Unicorn Awards for 2023

Cyolo Recognized as a Finalist in the Black Unicorn Awards, a Prestigious Award for Cybersecurity Companies Who Have the Potential of Being Valued at $1B, during CyberDefenseCon 2023.

Mountain View, CA — October 26, 2023 - Cyolo, provider of the fastest and most secure zero-trust access solution for enterprise IT and OT,  is proud to announce it has been named a finalist in the Black Unicorn Awards for 2023 from Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM), the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine during CyberDefenseCon 2023, the most exclusive and prestigious CISO and cybersecurity innovator conference in the world, taking place today at The Ritz Carlton, Orlando, Florida, USA. 

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 (Source: here) and these awards showcase the companies with this kind of incredible potential in the cybersecurity marketplace.   

Cyolo competed against many of the industry’s leading providers, rising among an elite group of cybersecurity leaders. This recognition lies on the company’s continued innovation, as Cyolo is providing IT teams with the capabilities to seamlessly and securely connect users to their work environments, while for the OT teams allows for safe connections to their critical infrastructure, especially at a time when enterprises are increasingly challenged to manage and mitigate ever-evolving high-risk access challenges. 

“We’re pleased to name Cyolo as a finalist 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 AllegisCyber, Dino Boukouris of Momentum Cyber, and Gary Miliefsky of Cyber Defense Media Group.   

"We're excited to receive this prestigious recognition from Cyber Defense Magazine. Our company has proven to be a leader in an increasingly evolving global market, providing a solution that enables zero-trust access and control to any application from anywhere, on any device. We're honored to be recognized for our efforts fostering a cybersecurity environment that addresses our customers’ most pressing access challenges ensuring safety, security, operation agility and end user experience in the hybrid world,” said Almog Apirion, CEO and co-founder of Cyolo.  

This recognition comes on the heels of the company’s recent wins, including the 2023 North American New Product Innovation Award by Frost & Sullivan and being listed as a Representative Vendor in the Gartner “Market Guide for Zero Trust Network Access” Report.  

About Cyolo 

Cyolo helps organizations in the IT and OT spaces to stay both secure and productive in an era of distributed workforces and unprecedented cyber threats. Cyolo’s next-generation zero-trust access solution enables all users, including employees, third parties as well as remote and on-site workers, to connect to their working environments seamlessly and securely via modern identity-based access. Providing one unified solution that integrates with the existing tech stack and deploys easily in the cloud, on-prem or in a hybrid model, Cyolo empowers the global workforce to securely access anything from anywhere. To learn more about Cyolo, please visit:  

About the 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 and finalists 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. 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 special editions exclusively for the RSA Conferences and Cyber Defense Conferences. 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 award winning company executives. Search for a Cybersecurity job at or post an infosec job for free, anytime. Join a webinar at and realize that infosec knowledge is power.



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