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Farsight Security CEO Dr. Paul Vixie Named Finalist For Dark Reading’s Best of Black Hat Most Innovative Thought Leader Award

Las Vegas, Nevada – WEBWIRE

Farsight Security, Inc. today announced that Internet pioneer and Chairman, CEO and cofounder Dr. Paul Vixie has been named one of three finalists in the “Most Innovative Thought Leader” category in Dark Reading’s Best of Black Hat Awards. Black Hat USA takes place July 30-August 4, 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. The Best of Black Hat Awards will be presented on August 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the Business Hall.
Dr. Vixie was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014 for work related to DNS. An Internet pioneer, Dr. Vixie recognized early on that security analysts, hunt teams and other security practitioners needed access to critical objective, real-time data to significantly improve detection and response to today’s cyberthreats. In 2013, he cofounded Farsight Security to offer the world’s largest real-time threat intelligence on changes to the Internet. Farsight’s data is used in real-time by large to midsize commercial and government organizations around the world.

Dr. Vixie is a prolific author of open source Internet software including BIND, and of many Internet standards documents concerning DNS and DNSSEC. A serial entrepreneur, he also founded the first anti-spam company (MAPS, 1996), the first non-profit Internet infrastructure software company (ISC, 1994), and the first neutral and commercial Internet exchange (PAIX, 1991).  

Farsight Security, Inc. is a Silver Sponsor at 2016 Black Hat USA and is exhibiting at Booth #250, where the company will debut its new solutions, Brand Sentry and Domain Sentry. Attendees are invited to stop by to meet Dr. Vixie at the Farsight booth #250 from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Wednesday August 3rd and Thursday August 4th, 2016.
The Most Innovative Thought Leader Award will be given to an individual whose ideas have led to cutting-edge security technology and/or research, and can demonstrate new ways of thinking that have had impact on other organizations and professionals within the security industry.
 “Congratulations to Dr. Paul Vixie and all finalists of the Best of Black Hat Awards. For Dark Reading, one of the best things about Black Hat is the creative minds and organizations we find there,” said Tim Wilson, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Dark Reading. “The Dark Reading Best of Black Hat Awards are a way of flagging those companies and executives who are changing the way the industry thinks about IT security.”
About Farsight Security, Inc.
Farsight Security, Inc. provides the world’s largest real-time threat intelligence on changes to the Internet. Leveraging proprietary technology with over 200,000 observations/second, Farsight provides the Internet’s view of an organization and how it is changing purposely, inadvertently or maliciously. For more information on Farsight Security, Inc., please visit https:/
About Black Hat
For more than 18 years, Black Hat has provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends. These high-profile global events and trainings are driven by the needs of the security community, striving to bring together the best minds in the industry. Black Hat inspires professionals at all career levels, encouraging growth and collaboration among academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors. Black Hat Briefings and Trainings are held annually in the United States, Europe and Asia.  More information is available at: Black Hat is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communications services business. For more information, visit
About Dark Reading
Dark Reading is the cyber security industry’s top destination for news and insight. The site gives cyber security professionals an editorially supported environment to connect with peers through moderated discussions, blogs and social media. Cyber security professionals visit Dark Reading to learn about cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and technology trends. It’s where they discuss potential defenses against the latest attacks, and key technologies and practices that may help protect their most sensitive data in the future. It’s where they come to engage with one another and with Dark Reading editors to embrace new (and big) ideas, find answers to their IT security questions and solve their most pressing problems. For more information, go to Dark Reading is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communications services business. For more information, visit

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