UncommonX Newsroom

Read the latest news and announcements about how UncommonX and our solutions are making a major impact on the industry and our customers.

Media Contact: Kevin Hosey, Dir. of Communications, khosey@uncommonx.com

Press Releases

April 12, 2022
UncommonX Partners with TD SYNNEX Corporation - UncommonX announced a strategic agreement with TD SYNNEX to offer BOSS XDR platform and SOC services to more than 60,000 U.S. IT partners. + Read more →

March 30, 2022
UncommonX Opens New Security Operations Center in Boulder - New 5,000-square-foot facility opens dedicated to fighting rising cybercrimes. + Read more →

Feb. 8, 2022
UncommonX Names Patrick Hayes Chief Strategy Officer - Patrick Hayes, a 25-year security industry veteran, will serve as new chief strategy officer to guide client success during rapid growth. + Read more →

Jan. 27, 2022
UncommonX Honored with a 2021 Cybersecurity Excellence Award by INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine - Latest Commendation Recognizes UncommonX’s BOSS Security Operations Platform as a Powerful Threat Intelligence Solution + Read more →

Jan. 13, 2022
UncommonX Wins Security Today’s CyberSecured 2021 Award - Latest Accolade Recognizes UncommonX’s BOSS Intelligent Security Platform for Outstanding Product Development in Cybersecurity Sector. + Read more →

Dec. 14, 2021
UncommonX Adds $9.5M to Close its Series A Funding at $36M in Total Equity - UncommonX announced we completed our Series A financing round and launched our dedicated innovations division called UncommonX Labs. + Read more →

Nov. 10, 2021
City of Gary Names UncommonX Cybersecurity Lead after Ransomware Attack Recovery - UncommonX Helped Enable the Recovery of Essential City Services for the City of Gary within 72 Hours; City of Gary Signs Long-term Managed Security Services Contract with UncommonX + Read more →

Oct. 28, 2021
Nearly 2/3 of Mid-Size Organizations Suffered Ransomware Attack in Past 18 Months, According to UncommonX - UncommonX released the major findings from its “State of Cybersecurity for Midsize Organizations” study. + Read more →

Sept. 14, 2021
5thColumn Rebrands As UncommonX with Launch of BOSS Intelligent Security Platform - UncommonX announced its rebrand to reflect the company’s uncommon approach to cybersecurity threats. + Read more →

Media Coverage


Feb. 28,2022
The Globee® - 2022 Globee® Award for Cyber Security Global Excellence - The world’s premier business awards program recognizes UncommonX for achievements in the cyber and digital security industry. + Read more →

Jan. 11, 2022
Internet Telephony - 2021 INTERNET TELEPHONY Cybersecurity Excellence Award - Media company TMC honors UncommonX’s Business Operations Security Suite (BOSS) with prestigious award. + Read more →

Dec. 17, 2021
Security Today - 2021 CyberSecured Award - UncommonX’s BOSS Platform wins CyberSecured Awards honoring outstanding product development achievements for 2021. + Read more →


March 9, 2022
Security Today - Physical security and cybersecurity are two sides of the same coin. - Patrick Hayes, Chief Strategy Officer for UncommonX, shares his thoughts on the convergence of physical and cybersecurity in a new article he wrote for the March issue. + Read more →

Feb. 28,2022
Built In Chicago - Essential Interpersonal Skills Everyone Should Develop - UncommonX Chief Strategy Officer Patrick Hayes and other leaders provide advice on using interpersonal skills to maintain a successful career. + Read more →

Dec. 13, 2021
SC Media - Five ways SMBs can combat the growing threat and cost of cyberattacks - Patrick Hayes, Chief Security Officer for UncommonX, offers tips for protecting against attacks. + Read more →

Dec. 9, 2021
Forbes - 16 Underestimated Tech-Related Risks Businesses Need To Consider - UncommonX’s CEO John Morris and other Forbes Technology Council experts discuss tech-related security. + Read more →

Dec. 9, 2021
Forbes - Ransomware: Is Paying The Right Decision Or A Huge Gamble? - An article by UncommonX’s CEO John Morris covers critical factors to consider about paying ransoms. + Read more →


Feb. 9, 2022
Security Today - Focusing on Challenges in Cybersecurity and the Business Communit - Chief Strategy Officer Patrick Hayes discusses major security challenges facing organizations and how an "It could never happen to me" mindset can lead to serious consequences.. + Read more →

Dec. 14, 2021
VentureBeat - UncommonX adds $9.5M as enterprises continue to prioritize cybersecurity - Ray Hicks, UncommonX founder and Chief Innovation Officer, talks about the new UncommonX Labs and our evolving MDR security capabilities. + Read more →

Sept. 14, 2021
Crain’s Chicago Business - Why ex-Moto CEO Chris Galvin is getting into cybersecurity - Chairman Chris Galvin and CEO John Morris talk about making UncommonX a major force in the industry. + Read more →


Nov. 12, 2021
Security Boulevard - Midsize Companies Still Struggle with Security - UncommonX’s CISO Patrick Hayes talks about key findings in the company’s recent industry survey. + Read more →

Nov. 10, 2021
Government Technology - Gary, Ind., Officials Tap Firm to Run Cybersecurity Defenses - The City of Gary signed a long-term contract with UncommonX to strengthen its cyber threat capabilities. + Read more →

Sept. 20, 2021
Built in Chicago - 5thColumn rebranded as UncommonX - UncommonX announced its rebranding and launch of its BOSS intelligent security platform. + Read more →

Sept. 17, 2021
Security Boulevard - 5thColumn Rebrands As UncommonX with Launch of BOSS Intelligent Security Platform - UncommonX rebrands to emphasize its uncommon approach to protecting mid-sized businesses. + Read more →

Sept. 17, 2021
TechTarget - Rebranding: 5thColumn, Central get new looks - UncommonX unveils its propriety Business Operations Security Suite threat and intelligence platform. + Read more →

Sept. 16, 2021
Cybersecurity company rebrands after undergoing transformative growth since its founding in 2012. - AIThority - 5thColumn Rebrands As UncommonX with Launch of BOSS Intelligent Security Platform + Read more →

Sept. 16, 2021
MSSP Alert - Today’s MSSP, MDR, XDR and Cybersecurity News Alerts - 5thColumn rebrands as UncommonX to reflect the company’s uncommon approach to cybersecurity. + Read more →

Sept. 14, 2021
Global Security Mag - 5thColumn Rebrands As UncommonX with Launch of BOSS Intelligent Security Platform - Company name change accompanied by launch of its patented BOSS intelligent security platform. + Read more →

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