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Adversary Awarded Notable Mention in Black Unicorn Awards for 2019

Adversary Is Now on the Watch List of the Judges in the Most Prestigious Awards for Cybersecurity Companies Who Have the Potential of Being Valued at $1B.

REYKJAVIK JULY 24, 2019 – Adversary, provider of an innovative, hands-on security training platform for development teams today announced it has been awarded Notable Mention and added to the judges watch list for 2020, in the Black Unicorn Awards for 2019.   

Adversary competed against many of the industry’s leading providers of cybersecurity products and services for this prestigious award. 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.   

“It’s exciting to see Adversary making it into a very select group of 20 companies we plan to keep an eye on and continue to watch in 2020, receiving the Notable Mention award in our first annual Black Unicorn awards,” said Judges Robert Herjavec of, David DeWalt of,  and Gary Miliefsky of     

Learn more about the judges here. 

“CISO’s and development managers worldwide will benefit from an innovative solution like ours.  At Adversary, we are reducing the likelihood of companies experiencing a costly data breach by providing hands-on and engaging security training to their development teams,” said Steindór S. Guðmundsson, CEO Adversary.

About Adversary

Adversary, headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, builds an online, hands-on cybersecurity training platform for development teams. Adversary helps companies minimize the risk of being hacked by equipping them with the knowledge needed to avoid costly attacks before they happen. The platform puts trainees in the shoes of the hacker as they complete training missions, earn points, and advance to harder missions. This hands-on approach to training teaches IT professionals about why vulnerabilities such as OWASP top 10 arise and how to avoid them from occurring at all. 

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About Cyber Defense Awards 

This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s 7th year of honoring cybersecurity innovators, in this case the Black Unicorn Awards for 2019 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, Robert Herjavec of Herjavec Group and David DeWalt of NightDragon.  To see the complete list of finalists and notable mentions for the Black Unicorn Awards for 2019, please visit  

About Cyber Defense Magazine  

Cyber Defense Magazine 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. We deliver electronic magazines every month online for free, and limited print editions exclusively for the RSA, BlackHat and IPEXPO conferences and our limited edition paid reprint subscribers. Learn more about us at Cyber Defense Magazine is a proud member of the Cyber Defense Media Group.  


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