Joe Slowik of Gigamon Named Winner of Top 10 Cybersecurity Experts for 2021 by Cyber Defense Magazine

Gigamon Senior Principal Security Engineer of Applied Threat Research named winner of the prestigious Black Unicorn Awards

Santa Clara, CA – August 04, 2021 – Gigamon, the leader in cloud visibility and analytics, today announced that Joe Slowik, Principal Security Engineer of Applied Threat Research (ATR), has been named a Winner of the Top 10 Cybersecurity Experts at the 2021 Black Unicorn Awards, which take place each year during the Black Hat USA conference.

Slowik leads the threat intelligence and detection operations for Gigamon ATR. In his role, he focuses on operationalizing threat intelligence in order to understand and identify threat activity within customer networks. Slowik competed against many of the industry’s leading cybersecurity experts for this prestigious award.

“We’re pleased to name Joe Slowik of Gigamon as a Top 10 Cybersecurity Expert for 2021 among a small, elite group of information security professionals in our third annual Black Unicorn awards,” said Judges Robert R. Ackerman Jr. of AllegisCyber, David DeWalt of NightDragon, Dr. Peter Stephenson of Cyber Defense Labs and Gary Miliefsky of Cyber Defense Media Group.

Throughout his career, Slowik has touched just about every aspect of cybersecurity including roles as a threat hunter, intelligence professional, and detection engineer. From work in the US Navy, to the US Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Laboratory, to industrial control security company Dragos, and threat intelligence provider DomainTools, he draws his expertise from exposure to different facets of cyber intrusions and critical infrastructure defense.

“We’re so pleased to have Joe leading our detection and threat intel teams,” said Josh Day, Director of Gigamon ATR. “Even though Joe hasn’t been here long, he hit the ground running providing threat context and expertise on multiple major cybersecurity events. With Joe’s experience across multiple cyber disciplines and his ability to share that knowledge with the industry and his team, we are confident that Joe will continue to enhance our threat intel and detection capabilities in pursuit of our ultimate goal: to proactively protect our customers.”

In addition to his role at Gigamon, Slowik continues work with Paralus LLC, a consulting and training organization he founded in 2019, where he provides guidance for security program development and cyber threat intelligence activities in coordination with several government and multinational organizations. He routinely collaborates with his peers and shares intel with the community in places such as VirusTotal, and he regularly speaks at conferences on his own time to share his knowledge and empower the community.

To learn more about Gigamon please visit the website, and for more information about the annual Cyber Defense Awards, click here.

About Gigamon

Gigamon helps the world’s leading organizations run fast, stay secure and innovate. We provide the industry’s first Guided-SaaS NDR (network detection and response) solution which closes the Security Operations Center (SOC) visibility gap, removes unnecessary distractions and provides expert advisory guidance when it matters most. With visibility into network traffic across their entire hybrid cloud infrastructure, organizations eliminate security blind spots while benefiting from Gigamon security expert guidance, helping improve SOC effectiveness and reducing burnout of their security teams. Gigamon has been awarded over 90 technology patents and enjoys world-class customer satisfaction with more than 4,000 organizations, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 100 and hundreds of government and educational organizations worldwide. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Gigamon operates globally. For the full story on how Gigamon can help you to run fast, stay secure and innovate, please visit and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Cyber Defense Awards

This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s 9th year of honoring cybersecurity innovators, in this case the Black Unicorn Awards for 2021 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. Peter Stephenson of CDMG, Robert R. Ackerman Jr. of Allegis Cyber and David DeWalt of NightDragon with much appreciation to emeritus judge Robert Herjavec of Herjavec Group.  To see the complete list of finalists for the Black Unicorn Awards for 2021 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 (CDMG).