Yigal Unna is the Director General of the Israel National Cyber Directorate.
In his previous position, he served as the head of the Sigint Cyber Division In the Israeli Security Agency ("Shin-Bet") directly under the Director general, including the national responsibility of Cyber defense and Critical Infrastructures security, intelligence collection, and operations.
Prior to that, Yigal served for three decades in the Israeli security apparatus in the fields of Sigint and Cyber. He holds a M.B.A (Tel-Aviv university) and a B.A in History and management (Tel Aviv University).
Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel
Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel graduated from Tel Aviv University with degrees in mathematics, physics and philosophy, earning his PhD in 1988. A retired major-general in the Israel Air Force, Prof. Ben-Israel has served as head of military R&D of the Israel Defense Forces and the Ministry of Defense. He is a recipient of the Israel Defense Award (twice) and the Israel Air Force Award, and was a member of Knesset from 2007 to 2009.
He is the Chairman of the Israeli Space Agency at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space and Head of the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center and the Yuval Ne'eman workshop for Science, Technology and Security at Tel Aviv University.
In 2010 he was appointed by Israel PM to lead a task force that submitted to the Government a plan which made Israel a major player in Cyber Security.
In 2018 he was appointed again by the PM to lead the next revolution in Israel: Secured Artificial Intteligence.
Mikko Hypponen is a global cyber security expert. He works as the Chief Research Officer for F-Secure. He has written on his research for the New York Times, Wired and Scientific American and lectured at the universities of Oxford, Stanford and Cambridge.
CEO and President, Fortalice Solutions LLC
Theresa Payton is one of America’s most respected authorities on Internet security, net crime, fraud mitigation and technology implementation. As White House Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Executive Office of the President from 2006 to 2008, she administered the information technology enterprise for the president and 3,000 staff members. Prior to her time at the White House, Theresa Payton was a Senior Technology Executive in banking, spending 16 years providing banking solutions using emerging technologies. Payton founded Fortalice in 2008 and lends her expertise to government and private sector organizations to help them improve their information technology systems. In 2010, Security Magazine named her one of the top 25 “Most Influential People in Security.” Her new book, "Manipulated: Inside the Cyberwar to Hijack Elections and Distort the Truth" was publish in 2020.
Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a "security guru" by the Economist. He is the author of 14 books -- including the New York Times best-seller Data and Goliath:
The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World -- as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter "Crypto-Gram" and blog "Schneier on Security" are read by over 250,000 people. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Tor Project, and an advisory board member of EPIC and VerifiedVoting.org.
Bruce Schneier is a world famous cyber blogger and commentator, a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center and the Kennedy School, as well as the Chief Technology Officer of IBM Resilient.
Jaya Baloo is Avast’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and joined Avast in October 2019. Previously, Ms. Baloo held the position of CISO at KPN, the largest telecommunications carrier in the Netherlands, where she established and lead its security team whose best practices in strategy and policy are today recognized as world leading. Prior to this, Ms. Baloo also held the position of Practice Lead Lawful Interception at Verizon, and worked at France Telecom as a Technical Security Specialist.
Ms. Baloo is formally recognized within the list of top 100 CISOs globally and ranks among the top 100 security influencers worldwide. In 2019, she was also selected as one of the fifty most inspiring women in the Netherlands by Inspiring Fifty, a non-profit aiming to raise diversity in technology by making female role models in technology more visible.
Ms. Baloo has been working in the field of information security, with a focus on secure network architecture, for over 20 years and sits on the advisory boards of the NL’s National Cyber Security Centre, PQCrypto and Flagship Strategic. She serves on the audit committee of TIIN capital, a cybersecurity fund, and is also a member of the IT Committee of Sociale Verzekeringsbank. Ms. Baloo is currently a member of EU Quantum having been a member of the EU High Level Steering Committee for the FET Quantum Flagship from 2016 - 2017. Ms. Baloo has spoken widely at high profile conferences such as RSA, TEDx and Codemotion on topics including Lawful Interception, VoIP & Mobile Security, Cryptography, and Quantum Communications Networks. Additionally, Ms. Baloo is a faculty member of the Singularity University since 2017, where she regularly lectures.
Chris Roberts is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on counter threat intelligence and vulnerability research within the Information Security industry. Roberts is currently the Chief Security Strategist for Attivo Networks. Additionally, he serves as an advisor for Cympire, Virsec, OverwatchID, HHS and others. He has worked with and founded multiple companies specializing in DarkNet research, intelligence gathering, cryptography, deception technologies, and providers of security services and threat intelligence.
Roberts is credentialed in many of the top IT and information security disciplines and is a CyberSecurity advocate and passionate industry voice. Furthermore, is regularly featured in national newspapers, television news, industry publications and several documentaries, and is routinely invited to speak at industry conferences.
Ofer Schreiber, Partner & Head of Israel Office at YL Ventures, has broad responsibilities across the firm’s portfolio company management, value-add activities, and investment due diligence. He is instrumental in developing the firm’s robust network within Israel’s cybersecurity ecosystem.
Ofer is committed to empowering Israeli cybersecurity entrepreneurs to dominate the global market by supporting their ideation processes, and, once their company takes form, taking active board roles and providing ongoing value-add support. He regularly speaks, writes and features in interviews about the state of the cybersecurity industry, investment strategies, start-up development, and Israeli cybersecurity innovation.
Prior to YL Ventures, Ofer spent three years at the IVC Research Center researching and analyzing the technology and venture capital industry. He served in Unit 8200, an elite technological unit of the Israel Defense Forces’ Intelligence Corps. Ofer holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Tel Aviv University.
Keynote: Gil Shwed
Gil Shwed is the founder, and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Shwed is considered the inventor of the modern firewall and authored several patents, such as the company’s Stateful Inspection technology. Mr. Shwed has received numerous accolades for his individual achievements and industry contributions, including an honorary Doctor of Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, an honorary Doctor of Science from Tel Aviv University, the World Economic Forum’s Global Leader for Tomorrow for his commitment to public affairs and leadership in areas beyond immediate professional interests, and the Academy of Achievement’s Golden Plate Award for his innovative contribution to business and technology. Mr. Shwed is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Youth University of Tel Aviv University. Mr. Shwed is a Tel Aviv University Governor and founder of the University’s Check Point Institute for Information Security. He is also Chairman of the Board of directors of Yeholot Association Founded by the Rashi Foundation whose charter is, among other things, to reduce the dropout rates in high schools.
Mark Russinovich is Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s global enterprise-grade cloud platform. A widely recognized expert in distributed systems, operating systems and cybersecurity, Mark earned a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He later co-founded Winternals Software, joining Microsoft in 2006 when the company was acquired. Mark is a popular speaker at industry conferences such as Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Build, and RSA Conference. He has authored several nonfiction and fiction books, including the Microsoft Press Windows Internals book series, Troubleshooting with the Sysinternals Tools, as well as fictional cyber security thrillers Zero Day, Trojan Horse and Rogue Code.
Keynote: Udi Mokady
Udi Mokady is the Chairman and CEO of CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR), and a pioneer in establishing the Privileged Access Security software market. Since co-founding the company in 1999, Mokady has entrenched CyberArk as the market leader. During his tenure at CyberArk, Mokady has also served as CyberArk’s chief strategist and visionary, overseeing global expansion, management, execution and corporate development.
Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk is Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Corporation, General Manager of Israel Research & Development Center and CTO, Cloud and AI Security division.
Israel Research & Development Center (ILDC) is one of Microsoft’s most innovative and successful development centers and includes ~2000 employees, mostly engineers. ILDC specializes in Cybersecurity, analytics, AI based technologies and more. As the CTO & GM of the Cloud and AI Security division, Braverman-Blumenstyk is running the global Cloud and AI Security strategy, technology and innovation. Braverman-Blumenstyk has initiated and drove some of Microsoft most innovative security products, including Azure Sentinel, Azure Security Center, Azure IoT security and more. Michal founded the Cybersecurity Center in Microsoft Israel R&D center when she joined Microsoft in November 2013.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Michal served as the General Manager of RSA Israel and the global leader of the Cyber Fraud and Risk Analytics product line at RSA/EMC (now Dell). Michal came to RSA via the Cyota acquisition in 2006. Under Michal’s leadership, the revenues of the Fraud and Risk Analytics product line grew 20-fold and the number of protected users worldwide reached 300M.
At Cyota, an innovative cyber and FinSec startup, Michal served as the COO, leading the R&D, product management and the Anti-Fraud array of services. Prior to Cyota, Michal served in several senior management positions in startups and global companies.
Michal holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science (majoring in Artificial Intelligence) from Columbia University in New York where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Michal also graduated the Top Executive program at the Recanati Graduate school of Business at Tel Aviv University.
Keynote: Ran Shahor
Ran Shahor is the CEO and co-founder of HolistiCyber. He is a Brigadier General (Ret.) who founded the leading-edge cybersecurity program of the Israeli Defense Forces Intelligence branch. After 27 years of service, Ran had multiple leadership roles in the private sector. Prior to co-founding HolistiCyber, Ran was the founder and the Co-CEO of Focal Energy (clean energy power plant). Previous to Focal Energy, Ran was a Managing Partner of Star Ventures, a $1 billion global venture capital group. Ran started his career in the elite IDF special forces which he also commanded. Ran received a LL.B. and MBA from Tel Aviv University.
Keynote: Mike Sentonas
Mike Sentonas is CrowdStrike’s Chief Technology Officer. Previously, he served as Vice President, Technology Strategy at CrowdStrike. With over 20 years’ experience in cybersecurity, Mike’s most recent roles prior to joining CrowdStrike were Chief Technology Officer – Security Connected and Chief Technology and Strategy Officer APAC, both at McAfee (formerly Intel Security). Mike is an active public speaker on security issues and provides advice to government and business communities on global and local cyber security threats. He is highly-sought after to provide insights into security issues and solutions by the media including television, technology trade publications and technology centric websites. Michael has spoken around the world at numerous sales conferences, customer and non-customer conferences and contributes to various government and industry associations’ initiatives on security. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia and has an Australian Government security clearance.
Christopher Hadnagy is the founder and CEO of Social-Engineer, LLC. In his 16 years in the industry, Chris has written the world’s first social engineering framework, had the first social engineering based podcast and newsletter, and has written four books on the topic of social engineering.
Chris has spoken and taught social engineering around the globe, including at the Pentagon and other highly secure facilities. As the creator of the world’s first SECTF (Social Engineering Capture the Flag), he has led the way in educating people on this serious threat.
Chris works with some of the world’s leaders in scientific research to understand social engineering, and has even authored a book with Dr. Paul Ekman about how nonverbal communication is used by social engineers.
Chris holds his OSCP and OSWP and is the creator of the SEPP and MLSE Certifications.
Sounil Yu is YL Ventures' CISO-in-Residence. In this role, he imparts his 30+ years of industry experience towards the firm’s ideation support of up and coming entrepreneurs, vetting candidates and concepts in the pipeline, amplifying the firm’s value-add services to its portfolio companies and publishing important thought leadership on the cybersecurity sphere’s most pressing topics.
Sounil proactively supports cybersecurity entrepreneurs at every stage of their development, advises early founders on the industry’s greenfield opportunities and helps YL Venture portfolio companies remove communication roadblocks with customers, refine their positioning, and validate their go-to-market strategies.
Previously, Sounil was the Chief Security Scientist at Bank of America, leading a cross-functional team focused on driving innovation and thriving startup culture to meet emerging cybersecurity needs, to serve as a challenge function, and to be a change agent driving unconventional thinking and alternative approaches to hard problems in security. In this role, he worked with many startups to focus their solutions towards hard problems in security and navigate them through the proof-of-value and procurement process.
Sounil is the creator of the highly influential Cyber Defense Matrix and the DIE Resiliency Framework. He serves on the Board of the FAIR Institute and SCVX, co-chairs Art into Science: A Conference on Defense and has 22 granted patents covering topics such as threat modeling, intrusion deception, endpoint monitoring, tracking media leaks, attributing devices to organizations, detecting logic bombs, and security portfolio optimization. In addition to CISSP and GSEC certifications, Sounil holds a master's in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a bachelor's in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Duke University.
Keynote: Esti Peshin
Esti Peshin is General Manager of the Cyber Division at the Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. At the beginning of 2017, under Ms. Peshin's management IAI's cyber activity was expended from a Directorate to a Division. She serves also as the Director General (pro bono) of the Israeli Hi-Tech Caucus at the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament. Prior to assuming these roles, Ms Peshin was the Managing Partner of ENP Solutions Ltd., a strategic management consulting firm; a Partner at Destino Ventures LLC, a private equity firm; and a Partner at Hope Ventures Ltd, a Distributor and Business Development house.
Previously, Ms. Peshin was the CEO of Waterfall Security Solutions, a provider of a foolproof physical security gateway for homeland security and missioncritical installations. Before joining Waterfall, she held an Account Director position in the Lawful Interception division of Verint Systems, Inc. She served 11 years in the Israeli Defense Forces, in an elite technology unit, where she was Deputy Director.
Nadav Zafrir is a Managing Partner at Team8, a leading think tank and company builder rethinking the process of accelerating companies' growth, that has launched 8 companies in the last 6 years. Prior to founding Team8, Nadav was the commander of the IDF's intelligence unit.
Nadav is the co-founder and CEO of Team8, a venture platform solving problems of magnitude by creating and accelerating category-leading companies. Team8 combines its in-depth understanding of the attacker perspective, data science and AI to enable businesses to reap the benefits of digital transformation in an agile and secure manner. Team8 is backed by some of the world’s most renowned businesses including Cisco, Microsoft, AT&T, Walmart, Airbus, Softbank, Accenture, Qualcomm, Moody’s, Munich-Re, Dimension Data, Nokia and Scotiabank. Previously, Nadav was the Commander of the IDF's Technology & Intelligence Unit 8200 (Israel's NSA).
Mor Levi has more than ten years of experience in cyber investigations, incident response, and SIEM/SOC management. She began her career as a team leader in the Israeli Defense Force security operation centre. Later, she led an incident response and forensics team at one of the big four accounting firms providing services to global organizations.
Keynote: Daniel Ahn
Daniel Ahn, Ph.D, CISSP is a Senior Vice President of Samsung Electronics and leads the Security Team at Mobile Communications Business. His responsibilities include rigorous risk assessment, security governance and innovative solution of mobile device, software and services.
He is a recipient of US Department of Energy Early CAREER Principal Investigator Award and Educator of the Year Award from Federal Information Systems Security Educators' Association (FISSEA). Also, he served as Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Information and Systems Security and Editorial Board of Computers & Security. He is currently the information director of ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control (SIGSAC).
Also, he is a board member of FIDO Alliance and holds seven US patents on cybersecurity and privacy.
Lakshmi Hanspal is the Global Chief Information Security Officer of Box, a content management software catering to the vast majority of Fortune 500 companies. She is responsible for securing Box’s footprint, notably its data protection and privacy.
Prior to joining Box, Lakshmi was the Global CSO at SAP Ariba, where she protected the world’s largest dynamic digital marketplace with nearly $3 trillion in annual business commerce. Lakshmi has also held leadership roles at PayPal and Bank of America. Her career spans 23+ years in Information Security and risk management, with 16+ years in the financial and payment space.
Lakshmi is a persuasive executive who provides transformational leadership for security strategies with an emphasis on cloud security, risk, and privacy management. She is active in promoting Women in technical leadership roles and developing talent for diversity within teams.
Lakshmi is a graduate of Boston University with a Masters in Computer Science. She currently serves on the Advisory Boards for Cipher Cloud, HMG Strategy, and Cobalt.io.
Frank McKenna is the Chief Fraud Strategist for Ai firm Point Predictive. An advocate for fraud managers, fraud data scientists, and fraud fighters across the world. He
has dedicated his entire career to fighting fraud just like they do each and every day. In that time, he has worked with over 200 banks, lenders, and finance companies, helping them
solve fraud issues that impact their customers. He is also the author of the blog FrankonFraud where he analyzes fraud trends as they happen globally and reports on their impact.
Menny is an internationally known cyber security expert and a business entrepreneur. He is a strategic adviser to leading enterprises around the world, as well as States and Governments and sits in the advisory board of several startup companies.
Menny is a co-founder of several companies, including Cytactic LTD - Cyber Security and Digital Transformation solutions company. Additionally, he is the CTO of the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at the Tel-Aviv University. Menny is a former CISO in the intelligence services of the Israeli Defense Forces (Capt. Res.) and worked at the leading Israeli banking group in various positions including the head of the IT Audit Department.
Tal Darsan heads the Cybersecurity Research Group at IBM Trusteer Labs. He has over a decade of experience analyzing fraud-related cyber threats and he's responsible for many in-depth malware investigations.
Prior to IBM, he worked at RSA Security, where he mainly focused on the analysis of banking malware. Darsan holds a bachelor of science in computer science with a specialization in cybersecurity.
With over 20 years of experience in various types of investigations, Yaron Hazan fills the position of VP Regulatory Affairs at ThetaRay.In previous roles Yaron has held positions such as Head of Compliance at HSBC Israel covering both Financial Crime Compliance and Regulatory Compliance, Compliance & Forensics leader part of the firm's global leadership at PWC Advisory Israel, Lead investigator for Terrorist Financing and Security cases at the Israeli police within the national unit for international and severe crimes, point of contact with FBI as well as an intelligence position in his military service.
Uri Rivner has been fighting online fraud and cyber crime for fifteen years, working closely with major financial institutions on developing long term strategies against cybercrime.
Prior to joining BioCatch as a co-founder and Head of Cyber Strategy, Uri served as Head of New Technologies at security giant RSA, where he was responsible for moving fraud and cybercrime fighting innovations from concept to reality. He was a key player in the development of Risk-Based Authentication and other fraud and security defenses currently used by thousands of financial institutions and saving billions of dollars in fraud each year.
David DeWalt is a veteran CEO, advisor, and investor who has led companies, from startups to the Fortune 500, on a transformational journey of success. Focused on technology and cybersecurity, he helped create more than $20 billion of shareholder value during his 15 plus years as President and CEO of three major companies. That includes driving the most successful Cybersecurity IPO of the time in 2013, and leading the largest all-cash deal in technology history in 2010. Today, he serves as the CEO and Founder of NightDragon Security, a dedicated Cybersecurity investment and advisor firm. In addition, he serves as a Managing Director in Allegis Cyber and Momentum Cyber as well as an investor and board member in the world’s most innovative companies such as Delta Airlines, Five9, Claroty, Cybereason, Team8, DataTribe, iboss, Illusive Networks, Optiv, & Onapsis. He has substantial expertise in the information technology security industry and with his strategic and operational experience. Mr. DeWalt was named one of the 25 most influential executives in high technology by the readers of the industry publication CRN. He has spoken at the World Economic Forum on the issue of cyber security and keynoted at several technology industry conferences including Interop and Software 2008 and RSA.
Prominent senior executive with 20 years of experience in Israeli and international high-tech companies.
Mark served as General Manager of Nice Track, which provides software and hardware solutions to government agencies worldwide in the areas of information intelligence and cyber. He was also the CEO & Co-founder of SkyVision, which he took from the start-up stage to a valuation of $115 m. Mark has held additional pivotal roles in leading companies.
Spencer is leads Ekata’s international expansion efforts and owns key relationships with card brands and payment service providers. He supports multiple fraud platform partnerships, collaborates with Product Management to improve Ekata’s API products to ensure that they provide maximum lift in risk models and/or rule-sets, and acts as a key liaison to complex data customers who require specialized testing/analysis
Dr. Wojciech Wiewiorowski
European Data Protection Assistant Supervisor (EDPS) since December 6th. 2019
Adjunct professor in the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk. He was among others adviser in the field of e-government and information society for the Minister of Interior and Administration, the Director of the Informatisation Department at the Ministry of Interior and Administration. He also represented Poland in committee on Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations (the ISA Committee) assisting the European Commission.
The Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data (Polish Data Protection Commissioner) 2010-2014 and the Vice Chair of the Working Party Art. 29 in 2014. In December 2014, he was appointed Assistant European Data Protection Supervisor. After the death of the Supervisor - Giovanni Buttarelli in August 2019 - he replaced Mr. Buttarelli as acting EDPS.
His areas of scientific activity include first of all Polish and European IT law, processing and security of information, legal information retrieval systems, informatisation of public administration, and application of new IT tools (semantic web, legal ontologies, cloud, blockchain) in legal information processing.
After joining the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1992 Mr. Moed was posted in several missions around the world including The Hague, Singapore and Beijing as Deputy Chief of Mission. Positions in Israel included Multilateral Affairs department at the Middle East Division, Middle Eastern Economic Affairs and Director of Training Department. Mr. Moed is since June 2013 Cyber Security Coordinator in the Strategic Affairs Department, MFA. In this role Mr. Moed is responsible for coordination of policies regarding international cooperation in cyber security. Between 2014-2015 Mr. Moed was appointed as the Israeli Expert to the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts to the UN First Committee on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security.
Keren Elazari is an internationally recognized security analyst, researcher, author and speaker, working with leading security firms, government organizations and Fortune 500 companies.
As an independent voice on cyber security, Keren Elazari is the first Israeli woman to give a TED talk at the official TED Conference.
Keren’s TED talk about hackers has been viewed by millions, translated to 30 languages and is one of TED’s most watched talks on the topic of cyber security.
Keren is the founder of BSidesTLV, Israel's largest security community event, and the founder of the Leading Cyber Ladies network for Women in Cyber Security.
Keren is currently a senior researcher at the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel Aviv University.
Moshe Ferber is an entrepreneur, investor, popular industry speaker and cloud security evangelist. Working on building the next generation of cyber security solutions. In his 20 years of experience in information security, Moshe served as high ranking manager in large corporations, founder of innovative startups, frequent lecturer at cyber conferences and major contributor to various cloud education programs and certifications.
Omer Tene is Vice President of Research and Education at the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He is Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society and Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum. He is an Associate Professor at the College of Management School of Law (on leave of absence). Together with Jules Polonetsky, he co-founded the U.S.-Israel Technology Policy Institute.
Mr Gencarelli heads the International data flows and protection unit at the European Commission (DG Justice and Consumers). In the recent years, he led the Commission's delegation in the interinstitutional negotiations with the European Parliament and the Council that resulted in the adoption of the EU data protection reform ("General Regulation" and "Police Directive"). He was also one of the lead negotiators of the EU-US Privacy Shield and "Umbrella Agreement". He currently heads the negotiations on the adequacy of Japan and South Korea. Mr Gencarelli previously served as a member of the European Commission's Legal Service and as an assistant (référendaire) to a judge at the European Court of Justice after having practiced law in the private sector. He holds degrees in law and political science, and teaches EU Competition Law at Sciences Po Paris. He is the author of numerous publications on EU law.
Dr. Roey Tzezana
Dr. Roey Tzezana is a futures studies researcher at Blavatnik Center at Tel Aviv University, and is acting as lead researcher in XPRIZE – an organization that creates massive competitions with tens of millions of dollars in prizes, to solve humanity’s greatest challenges. Dr. Tzezana led the research in the organization about human longevity, which should eventually, hopefully, lead to the development of treatments to stop and reverse aging.
Dr. Tzezana is acting as a scientific consultant to several firms and international organizations, and is the author of several best-selling books about the future of technology and society, one of which has been described by the Israeli Secretary of Treasury as “a book that every politician should read”.
Dr Tzezana has co-founded the SimPolitix project for political forecasting and TeleBuddy - a firm that operates telepresence robots around the globe, allowing him to teach, lecture and live in three different continents at the same time, using robotic avatars as his bodies.
His research has led him to journey worldwide - from Kazakhstan to Latin America and even Antarctica (where he became one of the few people in the world to capture pokemon on that barren continent) - trying to understanding how technology will impact humanity and reshape our society and institutions.
John Brennan, Partner at YL Ventures, oversees the firm’s core U.S. investment processes and portfolio company value-add initiatives from its Silicon Valley office. He also serves as the fund’s CFO and manages its Limited Partner relationships.
John is committed to mentoring YL Ventures’ portfolio companies from their earliest days. He spends much of his time working with founders on areas related to business development, customer engagement, hiring, finance & fundraising, and general strategy. John also manages the growth and maintenance of YL Ventures’ Advisory Board, which now boasts over 80 cybersecurity experts.
Prior to YL Ventures, John was at Data Collective (DCVC), a venture firm focused on deep tech investing. While there, he helped incubate Merlon Intelligence, Tower Street, and CEAI. His first experience in venture capital came as an Associate at Horsley Bridge Partners, a global fund of funds, where he spent three years evaluating early-stage venture and mid-market PE groups. John holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science from Trinity College.
Amit Ashkenazi is the Legal Advisor of The Israel National Cyber Directorate in the Prime Minister's Office.
Amit is in charge of developing and deploying the Directorate's domestic and international legal policy. This includes legal counsel for policy, regulation and operations, as well as internal and international.
Amit has been active in law and technology policy issues within government since 2002, including Copyright law, Data Protection and Privacy, Electronic signatures, E-government, and has represented the Israeli government in the Israeli Knesset, and in international fora.
Before joining the INCD, Amit was Head of the Legal Department in the Israeli Law Information and Technology Authority in the Ministry of Justice (ILITA), now renamed The Privacy Protection Authority, Israel's Data Protection Authority. In this context he was involved in international data protection issues, including the EU Adequacy finding of Israel's Data Protection regime and in the OECD.
Amit teaches a course on Law and Information Technology in the Center for Law and Technology in the Haifa University Faculty of Law
David Cowart is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Technology Security Officer for Chubb. He is responsible for establishment and execution of Chubb’s information security program, including our capabilities to identify and stop cyber threats to Chubb.
David has 20 years of experience in developing and running information security programs for Fortune 50 companies. He focuses on understanding and managing information security risks using a combination of organizational change, process change and technology deployment.
Prior to joining Chubb in 2015, David served as a director at FireEye, a specialist company focused on building cyber security tools and services, where he was responsible for designing and building an analytics based threat detection system. David spend 14 years between Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers in their respective cyber security practices. David started his career as a software engineer for Stata Corporation.
David holds a master’s degree in statistics from Emory University in Atlanta, GA and a bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College in Gambier, OH.
Chris Painter currently is the President of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise Foundation – a global cybersecurity capacity building organization. He is a globally recognized leader and expert on cyber policy, Cyber Diplomacy and combatting cybercrime. He has been on the vanguard of US and international cyber issues for over twenty-five years—first as a leading federal prosecutor of some of the most high-profile cybercrime cases in the country, then as a senior official at the Department of Justice, a Senior Director for Cyber Policy at the White House National Security Council and finally as the world’s first top cyber diplomat at the State Department. In his State Department role, Mr. Painter helped create a whole new area of foreign policy focus and there are now cyber diplomats in numerous countries around the world. He was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun in 2018 by the Government of Japan for promoting Japan-US Cyber collaboration, the Order of Terra Mariana by the President of Estonia in 2020 for promoting Estonia-US Cyber issues; the RSA Conference Award for Public Policy in 2017, and was named the Bartels World Affairs Fellow for 2017-18 by Cornell University. Among other things, Chris serves as a Commissioner on the Global Commission for the Stability of Cyberspace, a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Internet Security and an Associate Fellow at Chatham House.
Having worked in Data Analytics and Data Science for almost 20 years, Craig has built a wealth of experience in taking complex problems and delivering simple solutions. Craig now focuses on helping his customers maximize model features within machine learning solutions
Dalit Ben-Israel is an expert in the fields of Computer, Information Technology, Cyber, Privacy and Data Protection Law. Dalit is a partner in the Israeli law firm Naschitz, Brandes & Amir and is the head of the IT and Data Protection Practice. Dalit holds LL.B and LL.M degrees from the University of Tel-Aviv. Dalit has vast expertise in privacy, which encompasses regulatory compliance, drafting and negotiating a variety of related agreements and procedures, handling data breach cases and security incidents management, spam issues, and counselling insurance companies on cyber insurance coverage. Dalit is an IAPP member, a current Co-Chair of the IAPP Tel-Aviv KnowledgeNet, frequently writes for publications on privacy and cyber related issues and lectures and provides training in Israeli privacy and European data privacy legislation (especially GDPR) compliance issues.
Karisse Hendrick has been a passionate online fraud-fighter for over 15 years. Karisse founded Chargelytics Consulting, a truly independent consultancy that works with some of the largest & well-known e-commerce brands in the world to save them millions of dollars by implementing custom strategies that reduce fraud & chargebacks, without negatively impacting sales or legitimate customers. In addition to this important work, she is often fielding e-mails, texts & calls from hundreds of the largest companies online. When enterprise e-tailers have questions about fraud, chargebacks or customer abuse, and don’t know who to ask or trust with the information, they trust her to provide or find the non-biased answer.
Karisse spent the first half of her career on the “front lines” of fraud operations, creating strategies, processes & technology in e-commerce & merchant processing at Merchant e-Solutions, Bag Borrow or Steal and Expedia. The early years of “trial by fire” gave her foundational knowledge & experience that couldn’t be learned in any other way. By attending & speaking at industry events as a retailer, Karisse found her true passion. -Supporting the largest online companies in the world to prevent payment fraud, reduce chargebacks and all other forms of abuse, such as Friendly Fraud & the new threat to online retailers, refunding fraud.
Karisse was the Program Manager for the Americas for the trade association for online risk & payments, the Merchant Risk Council, followed by several years as the Editor-at-Large for CardNotPresent.com, the leading online publication for online fraud and payments. She has been quoted in publications such as NPR, Slate Magazine and Internet Retailer.
Additionally, Karisse was the first recipient of the “Legend of e-commerce award”, awarded at FraudCon 2019 at Tel Aviv University. She is the host of the Fraudology podcast, and formerly a co-host of the former podcast, Online FraudCast, with former cybercriminal Brett Johnson.
Mary Ann Miller
Mary Ann Miller is Varo Bank's Head of Fraud Strategy with over 20 years experience as a high-performance leader and sought after industry expert in digital/cyber fraud prevention.By leading fraud management programs and applying advanced analytics, machine learning and channel security defenses Mary Ann has helped financial institutions globally lower exposure to fraud in an increasingly digital environment. Mary Ann's previous directorships and executive roles in well known organizations like USAA, PayPal, Lloyds Banking Group and other technology firms provides a strategic business perspective of fraud challenges. Mary Ann has previously served on the US Federal Reserve Secure Payments Task Force and has built a high visibility reputation as a thought leader and global authority on digital fraud through media coverage on BBC news, NPR, American Banker, USA Today, and others.
As the VP of Data Science at Riskified, Elad is responsible for the ongoing improvements of the various machine learning algorithms driving the products. Elad has 10+ years of experience managing data science and analytics teams across research domains. Passionate about unleashing the power of data to make significant business impact, Elad is an expert in machine learning and statistics. He holds an M.Sc. and B.Sc in Applied Physics from Bar-Ilan University, and an Executive MBA from Tel Aviv University.
Oded, a veteran of the IDF Cyber-Security elite unit, specializes in Identity and Access Management technologies and has held various senior product and project management positions in both enterprise organizations and startups.
Among his previous roles were Director of Product Management at Moovit (acquired by Intel) and Senior Project Manager at CA Technologies.
Oded holds a BA in Management & Economics from the Open University of Israel.
Limor Shmerling Magazanik
Limor Shmerling Magazanik is a leader of policy and strategy in technology driven sectors, promoting responsible innovation and digital transformation. She is the Managing Director of the Israel Tech Policy Institute and a Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum. In this role, Limor provides leadership of the institute and directs the policy agenda; engages policymakers, regulators, academics, and business leaders; convenes multi stakeholder groups for discussion and policy development, in areas such as Digital Health, Smart Cities, Smart Mobility, Content Moderation, Ethics in AI, Cyber Security and Open Data.
Limor joined ITPI after a decade with the Israel Privacy Protection Authority, serving most recently as Director of Strategic Alliances and previously as Director of Licensing & Inspection. She led policy initiatives and promoted compliance with data protection, privacy, cybersecurity and digital identity regulation. She also took part in various national committees and projects on Biometric data, Credit Data, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Open Data, AI and formed the forum for Privacy Professionals in the public service.
She was an adjunct lecturer at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law and the IDC Herzlia School of Law; holds LL.B., MA and LL.M. degrees from Tel Aviv University; and was a research advisor at the Jerusalem Institute Milken Innovation Center and is a certified privacy professional (CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM).
In 2018 Limor was chosen by Forbes magazine as one of the world’s top 50 women in tech.
Sergey currently leads the threat intelligence division of Q6 Cyber, which monitors, analyzes and researches criminal communities around the world engaged in cybercrime and fraud. Sergey's teams are responsible for delivering highly actionable tactical, operational, and strategic intelligence to large enterprise clients around the world.
Prior to joining Q6 Cyber, Sergey led cyber threat intelligence and cyber defense teams in the elite Unit 8200 of the Israeli Intelligence Forces. More recently, Sergey led the cybercrime research of ClearSky, an Israeli cyber threat intelligence company.
Prof. Yaron Wolfsthal
Prof. Yaron Wolfsthal is the founder and head of IBM's Security Center of Excellence in Beer Sheva, where his research team is developing cutting-edge technologies and solutions for advanced cyber threats, in collaboration with Ben-Gurion University.
Prof. Wolfsthal has a major role in setting IBM's security research strategy and accelerating the delivery of security innovation into IBM's product portfolio. He has extensive experience in leading multinational research teams and is an active contributor to industrial and governmental working groups.
In addition to his R&D leadership mission, Prof. Wolfsthal is the head of IBM Ventures Hub in Israel, where he is responsible for building partnerships with young security and AI companies.
In Prof. Wolfsthal was recognized by the "Best of IBM" Award, granted annually by IBM's CEO to few selected individuals. Prof. Wolfsthal is a Senior Member of IEEE and holds BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in Computer Science as well as an MBA degree, all from the Technion - Israel's Institute of Technology.
Signifyd Head of Customer Success, East Ryan Bermudez has years of experience in the retail field. He has followed the evolution of point-of-sale lending, including while working at pay-over-time pioneer Affirm.
Signifyd Senior Client Service Manager Kimberly So works to untangle fraud schemes launched against some of Signifyd’s largest customers. She has a rich background in ecommerce and approaches the challenges of the industry with a problem-solving mindset that invariably cracks the case
Over 16 years as a subject matter expert in financial crimes, having worked with banks, processors and vendors as a consultant and practitioner in the fraud space deployed across the globe, now as the Fraud Czar at a top Credit Union in the United States. Expert in card, online banking and cross channel fraud types, with an emphasis on detection and prevention solutions.
Veronica started her forensic career in 2008. She is the Director of Incident Response within DFIRLABS.
Veronica is also an Assistant Professor at Noroff University.. Veronica holds a Master in Science at
Rhodes University in Information Security with specialisation in the forensic analysis of malware. She
prides herself in keeping patients safe as this is something which is near to her heart. She is also a
cyborg sporting an embedded medical device herself. She also is a DEF CON Goon and she is the
founder of DC2751.
Her particular research interests include research into security vulnerabilities in medical devices forming
part of the Internet of Things, and how these could be exploited by malicious attackers, as well as what
types of forensic artefacts could be identified from any attacks. She is extremely passionate about
protecting people whose lives depend on these medical devices, and her passion saw her becoming a
researcher within an MDM. She is also developing a digital forensics and incident response approach
dealing specifically with implanted medical devices and medical devices installed within a healthcare
setting. At her core Veronica is a forensicator and hacker and in love with every bit, byte and nibble of
Following a passion for applying creative problem solving and modeling complex systems through a number of different careers, Nathan has worked as a primary care provider, software and hardware product manager, an event operations lead, project lead for large scale interactive art installations, and a startup founder focused on bringing together the global Maker movement into a coherent, self-sustaining ecosystem. He has run workshops around the world on open source mutual aid disaster resilience, orchestrated a global summit on open source hardware in distributed manufacturing, and helped develop the world's first universal open hardware data standard. He believes in the power of emergent systems of mutual aid in the face of catastrophe, and devotes much of his spare cycles to designing and building these systems.
Turtlesnap has worked in the healthcare sector for the last few years after completing a Master of Science in Cybersecurity with an emphasis on Malware Analysis. As a Malware subject matter expert, she incorporates this skill in threat intelligence reports to create a thorough and accurate forecasts as well as remediation or prevention. She has Threat Intelligence and Vulnerability Management experience in both commercial and federal spaces that typically had a global presence, especially in Europe and Singapore. During many client engagements, Turtle investigated insider threats through various techniques including social engineering and reverse engineering, bringing training and action if necessary.
On her down time you will find her working on new training or presentations for various conferences like DEFCON and also hiking, paddle boarding and spending time with her fur babies.
CTO at Secure Delivery Grant’s experience spans Dev – building platforms for regulated industries for more than 10 years. 20+ years in Ops, everything from managing operations in NOCs to mainframe and DBs. He also has over 30 years pushing the limits of (Info)Sec – mostly white-hat.Grant’s community involvement is global: Staff at BSides (London, Las Vegas, and Cape Town), Goon at DEF CON (USA) for ten years and DC2721 co-founder, staff at BlackHat (USA and EU), and OWASP Global Board member.
Nina Alli is the Executive Director of the Biohacking and has over 16 years of experience in biotechnology, biomedical and security with a focus of Health Care. Her work in health care has seen her deal with the complexities of modernization of complex legacy systems within the healthcare industry, this included but are not limited to infrastructure, legacy system integration and EHR (electronic healthcare records). Her passion and work on various advisory boards has seen her work on the Department of Defense (DoD) Technology Transfer Advisory Board in New York City, and Digital Medical (DiMe) Society Strategic Advisory Board in which she weighs in on various elements where technology intersects health care. Nina also worked at a big financial entity where she identified and explored emerging threat technologies whilst coordinating with internal groups and larger projects. She focused on engineering, procurement, technical data architecture, process developments and business Ops portfolio management. She was involved in various projects such as the Software Bill of Materials, Ideation forums, Bug Bounties, and Enterprise Threat modeling,Global Technology and Operations Cybersecurity Threat Insight for Senior Leadership Teams, Technology Evaluations, ConOps and SoP.
David Ishee is a biohacker and dog breeder working on projects to improve access to genetic engineering technology. Starting with no degree or laboratory David had to be self-taught genetic engineering and build his own genetic engineering lab. With a lab built from home made and used genetics equipment he’s been able to bootstrap genetically modified organisms at a fraction of the typical costs. His projects range from developing more accessible methods of gene editing dogs that allow breeders to remove genetic disease, all the way to developing DIY methods of gene therapy for humans.
His work is focused around the idea that these powerful new technologies can only reach their potential if they’re accessible to a broad DIY community and the rapid innovation it can drive. This work led to media coverage all over the world with the biggest coverage of some of his work being on the BBC, MIT technology review, New Scientist, Showtime and a 4 part documentary on Netflix called “Unnatural Selection”.
Yoni Bar Lev
Yoni is the head of cyber defense center at Bank Hapoalim - Israel’s leading financial institution. The cyber defense center is a fusion center consists of security operations, anti-fraud team and DLP desk. After significate military service at IDF’s intelligence corps 8200-unit, Yoni had moved to the private sector. Before joining bank Hapoalim Yoni served as cyber intelligence officer in
the police cybercrime unit 433. With over 10 years of experience Yoni possess broad background in fraud prevention, cybercrime investigations, cyber intelligence (humint and sigint) and cyber operations. Yoni holds B.A in business management and economy.
Ofer Maor is Co-Founder & CTO of Mitiga.io, where he innovating Incident readiness & response technologies for cloud environments. He has over 25 years of experience in cybersecurity and entrepreneurship, and was previously the founder of Seeker (acquired by Synopsys), where he invented IAST, a next-generation application security testing technology, currently used by some
of the largest organizations in the world. Prior to that he was the founder of Hacktics (acquired by EY), and a founding employee at Imperva. He is also active in the cybersecurity community, and has served as a Global Board Member for OWASP.
Omri has been leading sales and business activities globally in different companies focusing on utilities and different industry verticals.
Prior to joining Grove, Omri was leading APAC activities in Claroty (part of Team8 group) and was co-founder and Vice President of business development at ICS2 - a cyber security startup focusing on protecting power, oil, gas, and petrochemicals plants.
Omri has over a decade of experience as global sales and business executive in technology driven companies such as Dune Networks and Broadcom where he led innovative technology projects in power generation, communication and wireless technologies.
Omri was promoted to Investment Partner after a tenure as Grove’s Investment Principal and is now leveraging his engineering background and managerial experience to create value to Grove’s portfolio companies with their global business activities.
CISO in 5 leading companies. Experienced Chief Information Security Officer with a demonstrated history of working in financial & health care industry.
Skilled in Vulnerability Assessment, Information Security Management, Security, Penetration Testing, and Data Security.
Building an information security department from scratch (processes, procedures and technology)
Responsible for security roadmap and long-term planning. Able to innovate.
Lead security factor to higher management (CEO and board of directors).
Assaf Marco is leading product strategy team at Sompo cyber security. Which includes pre-sales, marketing and technical services development.
Prior to his current position Assaf had served in the Israel Embassy in Japan as a senior commercial officer promoting and developing the Japanese market for the Israeli security industry and took key part in strengthening the partnership between Israel and Japan in the homeland security and cyber security fields.
For example, exposing Israeli companies for business opportunities in Japan and locating the relevant Japanese partners and working with Japanese government to seek collaborations initiatives, which resulted in the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Israel Ministry of Economy and Industry and Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
One of Assaf’s tasks is to promote the Israel industry to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games.
Assaf served for the Israeli Military for 20 years in various commanding positions.
Jonathan Langer, CEO and co-founder of Medigate, has spent the last year and a half protecting medical devices and clinical networks in top hospitals and health systems across the United States. After witnessing the WannaCry attack on healthcare, Jonathan, along with his two co-founders, used their expertise to use to solve medical device security challenges. Jonathan gained his cybersecurity expertise in the Israeli Defense Intelligence Corps, where we worked his way up to branch leader and commanded a team of technical analysts focused on the research of cyber related domains, earning the prestigious Israel Defense Award. Jonathan holds a LL.B from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.
Europe is known as the originator of the world’s toughest data-protection laws, and few have done more than Max Schrems to give those laws real teeth. A lawyer and Facebook user who launched a crusade against the company’s privacy practices as a student some nine years ago, Schrems’s legal challenges have resulted in the destruction of two major U.S.-EU data-transfer agreements—Safe Harbor (in 2015) and Privacy Shield (in July of this year)—while also bolstering the power of Europe’s data-protection watchdogs to tackle any company’s behavior, as long as that company operates on European soil. The latest developments in that long-running saga could see Facebook ordered to stop transferring Europeans’ data to the U.S., unless that country reforms its surveillance practices and finally adopts federal privacy legislation. Schrems now heads up an organization called NOYB (None Of Your Business) that makes formal data-protection complaints, drawn up by experts, on behalf of regular people.
Yaara Shriki is an experienced security researcher at Check Point Security Technologies. She is an IDF technological unit graduate with experience in penetration testing, vulnerability research and forensics. Outside of work, Yaara volunteers to promote women and girls in tech.
Ben-Ari is an expert at building communities and networks - both online and offline. His technical background enables him to provide visibility into companies' seemingly blind spots and build large systems to empower users through insight-sharing. Ben-Ari is a recognized Google Developers Expert, co-founder of "Big Things" - one of the largest big data communities - and of the local Google Developer Group Cloud. He is a renowned international speaker, presenting big data solutions and distributed and scalable systems to both technical and management teams.
Keith currently serves as an Managing Director, Advisory-Cybersecurity for EY where he is responsible for shaping cybersecurity investigations, threat intelligence, and threat resiliency. Prior to joining EY, Keith was a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for over twenty years.
While assigned to the FBI’s Cyber Division, Keith successfully worked with Private Industry Subject Matter Experts to develop proactive intelligence sharing and targeting to disrupt and dismantle the most egregious Cyber-criminal enterprises. During his career, Keith led some of the most significant FBI Cyber investigations to include; the 2016 Presidential Election hacks; the first ever indictment of five members of the People's Liberation Army for hacking and stealing U.S. commercial secrets; and the dismantlement of major botnet and malware organizations. Keith also worked undercover penetrating cyber underground groups which was chronicled in the books "Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground“ and “DarkMarket: How Hackers Became the New Mafia.” Recently, Keith’s time working undercover was featured in an episode of Mashable’s Kernel Panic series.
Keith has received the U.S. Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service, the RSA Award for Excellence in Public Policy, and twice received the FBI Director's Award for Excellence in Outstanding Cyber Investigation.
Guy Podjarny (@guypod) is a web researcher and entrepreneur, constantly aiming to make the web faster and safer. Guy is currently cofounder at Snyk.io, focusing on securing open source code. He was previously CTO at Akamai and founder of Blaze.io (acquired by Akamai). Prior to that, Guy led dev and product for the first web app firewall & security code analyzer. Guy is a frequent conference speaker, the author of "Responsive & Fast” and the creator of Mobitest, a mobile performance testing agent.
Mixæl Swan Laufer
Mixæl Swan Laufer worked in mathematics and high energy physics until he decided to use his background in science to tackle problems of global health and human rights. Perpetually disruptive, he continues to work to make it possible for people to manufacture their own medications at home.
Charles Blauner is Operating Partner and CISO in Residence at Team8. He is a Venture Advisor at the Cyber Mentor Fund as well as the President of Cyber Aegis, a boutique cyber risk management consultancy. Charles Blauner is an internationally recognized expert independent advisor on Cyber Resiliency, Information Security Risk Management and Data Privacy. Previously, Charles had a distinguished career working on Information Security for over 30 years, 25 years in Financial Services, including being the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank, and most recently the Global Head of Information Security at Citi. During this time, Charles held numerous industry leadership roles including Chair of the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC), founding Director of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), and the Chair of the OpenGroup’s Security Program. Charles has worked closely with banking regulators around the world (OCC, FRB, BoE, MAS, and HKMA) to help reduce the risk posed by cyber threats to the financial sector at large.
Charles is a regular conference speaker and has had the honor of appearing in front of US House and Senate committees.
In 2015, Charles was recognized by his peers, winning the Wasserman Award, which recognizes outstanding career achievement and contribution to the Information Systems Audit, Control, Security, Risk Management, and/or Governance professions.
Charles has a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California (USC) and a B.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).
Barbara Kluge is Deputy Director General Cyber and Information Security (CI).at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Building and Community. Previously, she was head of unit for weapons and explosives law.
M s. Kluge is a lawyer by education. She has been working in the Federal Ministry of the Interior in various functions since 2001, including in the areas of biometrics, organized crime and the fight against terrorism. In 2009, she served as personal assistant to Ms. Cornelia Rogall-Grothe, then State Secretary and Federal Government Commissioner for Information Technology. Afterwards she was head of unit of the cabinet department and of the Minister´s office.
Since early 2018 Hudi Zack is leading the Technology Unit in INCD, in charge of all the R&D activities in the directorate. Hudi brings to INCD over 30 years of experience in leading Hi-tech business and technology organizations, demonstrating both strategic and execution excellence.
Before joining INCD, Hudi was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Cytegic, a Cyber-Security start-up. Before Cytegic, Hudi founded and led the Cyber activity of Verint (NASDAQ – VRNT). Prior to his tenure in Verint, Hudi filled key senior positions in some of the leading Israeli high-tech companies, including Amdocs (NYSE-DOX) where he served as the Division President of the Billing Product Unit. Prior to Amdocs, Hudi was the COO of Metalink (NASDAQ – MTLK), a fabless semiconductor company.
Hudi holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University (Summa Cum Laude) and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Physics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (Cum Laude, as a member of Talpiot program).
Over 20 years of industry experience and a proven track record in building successful security products and growing the business. Udi Served as Vice President of Products at ThetaRay leading the company’s big data analytics security solutions protecting critical infrastructure and financial institutions. Prior, Udi headed Check Point’s cloud/virtualization and advanced threat prevention product lines, battling next generation cyber threats, with annual revenues of over $200M. Previously, Mr. Solomon held pivotal product and business development roles at SanDisk, Alvarion and AGT/3i-MIND where he led the development of IIoT security solutions to protect large-scale industrial facilities. Mr. Solomon holds an MBA from the Technion University and a BSc in Computer Science & Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.
Ilia leads an Adversarial Tactics team focused on offensive security. Ilia brings more than 10 years of offensive cyber security experience, including penetration testing, red and purple team engagements, threat modeling, vulnerability research, and tool development. He has designed and led custom-tailored offensive security projects designed to stress test systems and configurations, identify vulnerabilities ahead of attacks, and to train organizations within security operation centers. Before joining Sygnia, Ilia led a team of forensic experts in the Israeli CERT, where he was responsible for developing and implementing digital forensics and incident response infrastructures. Previously, he served as an officer in the IDF, where he was an incident response team leader.
Oleg is a member of the Adversarial Tactics team, delivering offensive security support for organizations. Oleg is a cyber security expert with more than 7 years’ offensive and defensive cyber security experience. His technical expertise ranges from the development of offensive security tools to security research and analysis. At Sygnia, Oleg brings his special orientation to researching security tools and performing infrastructure attack simulations and red-team activities, which enable him to assess security, identify vulnerabilities and support organizations seeking to enhance resilience. Before joining Sygnia, Oleg was a security researcher at CyberArk, researching domain network protocols and a variety of security solutions.