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Giant Oak Continues Growth Trajectory; Opens New Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia

by Meghan Rudorfer, on Nov 21, 2018 2:28:12 PM

New HQ follows $10 million in growth equity, expanded customer base, and a growing team

October 16, 2018 08:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Giant Oak, a leader in applying augmented intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics for the security needs of government and industry, announced it is opening new offices, which will be its new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. The new offices will support a growing team, additional government and financial industry contracts, and continued research and development efforts for the cutting edge search technology company behind GOST®.

Giant Oak is known for its behavioral science-based technology that screens and continuously monitors in the open, deep and dark web. This expansion marks another milestone in Giant Oak’s recent successes, which include the development of a prominent board of directors and a $10 million growth equity investment by Edison Partners of Princeton, NJ.

“Giant Oak is thriving, and we're growing at an exciting rate,” said Dr.Gary Shiffman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Giant Oak. “We needed a dynamic space to accommodate our highly competent team and support our expanding customer base. Our new HQ will serve as a hub to continue providing cutting-edge technology to our federal and financial sector customers, and as an incubator for new and responsible ways to combine data and behavioral science to help identify bad actors. The new space marks an exciting and motivating moment for the entire company, and we all look forward to sharing new business developments soon.”

Giant Oak Search Technology, (GOST®), is a patent-pending SaaS platform, combining technology and behavioral science to help business and government identify and act upon potential threats. This expert software ranks actions, actors and communities during the online search and screening process by applying machine analysis to data driven by human behavior. The platform allows users to build custom information domains for high-speed, large-scale, and customer-specific screening. These results foster a safer and freer society by helping organizations see a clearer picture of the people with whom they transact, and they enable easier and smarter decision-making while reducing cost, time and error.

For more information about Giant Oak, visit us on Twitter @Giant_Oak or check out our upcoming conferences or events here:

About Giant Oak

Giant Oak combines data and behavioral science to help business and government identify potential threats during the online search and screening process. Led by a team of social scientists, machine learning experts and security professionals, the company provides a system known as GOST® which expertly searches the deep web to reveal and rank otherwise-hidden actions, actors and communities. GOST’s human-centered design principles apply machine learning to publicly available information, enabling organizations to see a clearer picture of the people with whom they transact. The government, national security agencies and financial and regulatory organizations use GOST to comply with Customer Due Diligence (CDD) processes, reduce false negatives, increase data confidence and enable smarter and easier decision-making. For more information, visit



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