Risk Based Security Wins 2019 Emerging Technology Business Award

RICHMOND, VA, May 10, 2019 — Risk Based Security, a global leader in vulnerability intelligence and risk ratings, has been honored as the 2019 winner in the Emerging Technology Business category at the annual RVAtech award gala.

The Emerging Technology Business award is given to organizations with high growth potential who are establishing themselves as leaders on the global stage.

“This prestigious award reinforces our belief that Better Data Matters,” said Barry Kouns, CEO at Risk Based Security. “We combine extensive technical expertise, vulnerability intelligence and research, and data breach analytics with real world management experience. In this way we’re proud to provide our clients with the highest quality, most comprehensive and timely threat intelligence available anywhere in the world.”

The award was announced in front of an audience of global brands, politicians and Virginia business leaders at the twenty fourth annual RVAtech gala, the “Academy Awards” of technology, which celebrates the breakthroughs, advancements, and outstanding technologists who are driving our technology-based economy.


Photo of Jake Kouns, CISO and co-founder of Risk Based Security, accepting the Emerging Technology award at the RVAtech Gala

Jake Kouns, CISO and co-founder of Risk Based Security, accepts the RVAtech Emerging Technology Business award


Accepting the award from the stage at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, Jake Kouns, company co-founder, thanked the RVAtech organization and sponsors, Risk Based Security’s clients, and acknowledged the work of the many talented people who make the company a success.

“We’re proud to be trusted by global brands such as Adobe, Siemens and Volkswagen among many others as we help to secure not only enterprises but medical device manufacturers and critical infrastructure including nuclear power plants. In order to create a successful company, it’s no secret that you have to have great people. I’m pleased to accept this award on behalf of the entire Risk Based Security team, and I look forward to our company making a difference in this community for many years to come.”