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HiveWatch Founder & CEO Ryan Schonfeld Honored as "Security Industry Innovator" for 2023 by Security Business, Security Technology Executive Magazines


Los Angeles, July 7, 2023 – HiveWatch, a physical security software company reimagining how organizations keep their people and assets safe, today announced that Founder & CEO Ryan Schonfeld has been named as one of SecurityInfoWatch.com, Security Business, and Security Technology Executive magazines’ 2023 Security Industry Innovator Award winners. HiveWatch’s customer-centric approach to security and risk mitigation have positioned Schonfeld and his team as security leaders to watch through 2023 and into 2024.


Schonfeld began his career as a police officer and investigator, later working as an instructor for the U.S. Department of State's Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program. Following his service, Schonfeld worked for a leading global guarding company then led a Fortune 500 Global Security and Safety Technology Group. He later founded a consulting company, RAS Consulting & Investigations. Throughout these experiences, he realized that security needed a change. He aimed to address inefficiencies that stemmed from disparate systems and antiquated practices, so he founded HiveWatch in 2020, securing $25 million in funding to make security leaders more aware, connected, proactive, and informed. 


“HiveWatch is what was created from a career spent living and breathing security, learning about the deficiencies that exist, and realizing there’s more we can do to keep people safe,” Schonfeld said. “It’s an honor to be recognized, but I wouldn’t be here without the team behind HiveWatch that share the same vision for protecting people and striving to meet the needs of our amazing customers.”


The HiveWatch® Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) Operating System (OS) is a cloud-based Security Fusion Platform™ that works with existing security systems to power a GSOC. Using Multi-sensor Resolution™, the HiveWatch® GSOC OS is able to increase sensor accuracy, reduce false alerts, detect new threat vectors, and automate support tickets for faulty sensors. It provides security leaders with more visibility into the effectiveness of their security program and operator/guard response.  


“Our Endeavor Business security media team is thrilled to recognize the accomplishments of security innovators and leaders in our industry. The Security Industry Innovator Awards 2023 places an emphasis on applauding innovation and seek to reward those who have proven themselves to be leaders in implementing security and risk solutions in their organizations,” said Steve Lasky, Security Group Editorial Director, Endeavor Business. “We are honoring visionary individuals across the spectrum including security executives, and systems integrators who have pushed the envelope to effectively engage prospective customers and meet their buyer needs in a complex world of technology advancement and diverse threats, security software and hardware solutions providers who remain committed to demonstrating an outstanding level of excellence within this vital and constantly evolving industry and consultants that ensure their clients are well-advised and consistently ahead of the industry curve.”


For more than 40 years, SecurityInfoWatch.com, Security Business and Security Technology Executive magazines have been pioneers in providing comprehensive technology and business operations content to the security industry in print, digital, and live-event platforms. The launch of this annual Security Industry Innovator Awards encompasses a spectrum of markets, from software and hardware development and deployment to security and risk services and systems integration as the security industry continues to meet the challenges of a changing world.


See SecurityInfoWatch.com’s website here for the full list of 2023 Security Innovator Award winners.


About HiveWatch

HiveWatch strives to revolutionize the tired and aged security industry and enable organizations to create more efficient security programs by reducing data noise, complexities, and cost. HiveWatch makes it easier for companies to keep their people, assets, and brands safe. The HiveWatch GSOC Operating System allows security teams to bring together data from their existing disparate security systems and provides them with an intelligent, holistic, and actionable view, enabling them to respond to prioritized, "de-noised" risks. HiveWatch accomplishes this through its Multi-sensor Resolution™ algorithms. The HiveWatch GSOC OS platform is utilized by a variety of companies sprawling many industries -- from Fortune 500, to high-tech, to critical infrastructure, and everywhere in between. Learn more at hivewatch.com.