Our global leadership team represent some of the most talented in security, and bring years of experience from a range of backgrounds. Together they lead the company in support of our vision to protect people and information.
Lior Div, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Cybereason, is an expert in hacking operations, forensics, reverse engineering, malware analysis, cryptography, and evasion. Previously, Lior served in key security forces agencies as commander of cyber security teams, where he received a Medal of Honor. Prior to co-founding Cybereason, Lior founded a cyber security services company that provided services to government agencies.
Yossi Naar, Chief Visionary Officer and Co-Founder, is an accomplished software developer and architect. During his 20 years of industry experience, Yossi has designed and built many products, from cutting-edge security platforms for the defense industry to big data platforms for the AdTech / digital marketing industry as well as the Cybereason in-memory graph engine.
Yonatan Striem-Amit, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Cybereason, is a machine learning, big data analytics, reverse engineering and cyber security expert, with over a decade of experience building highly sophisticated custom solutions to cyber for governmental agencies. Prior to founding Cybereason, Yonatan headed the development for Watchdox, a leading DRM and SaaS security startup.
Emmy Linder, Chief Operations Officer, has 10 years of senior management experience, including 5 years in operating product and project management roles in technology companies. Prior to joining Cybereason, she worked for The Boston Consulting Group, where she focused on operational excellence and organizational design programs. Emmy began her career in the military where she commanded a 24/7 intelligence team.
Shai Horovitz, Chief Revenue Officer, has held several senior leadership roles within Cybereason, from Head of Business Development & Strategic Alliances to CEO, Cybereason Japan, now a significant contributor to the overall business. Prior to joining Cybereason, Shai was a senior leader in special operations for the military.
Bhanu Sareddy, Chief Customer Officer, has a clear track record of defining the customer journey and delivering value. With experience at Tufin, Fuze, Aveksa (RSA), and Netegrity (CA), he managed professional services, customer success, and support teams delivering enterprise-grade solutions that have driven revenue, created long-term relationships, and built trust with customers.
Russell Stein has more than 20 years of experience, most recently at Intellectual Ventures where he was Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & Investments and Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he spent 15 years at Merrill Lynch in roles such as CEO of Merrill Lynch Bank, Managing Director, Head of Global Corporate Finance (Investment Banking Division) and Global Treasurer.
Meg O’Leary, Chief Marketing Officer, has more than a decade of experience in communications and marketing roles both on the corporate and agency sides. Meg was most recently CMO at Capsule8, and co-founded InkHouse Marketing+Media. Prior to co-founding InkHouse, O’Leary held key marketing positions at Charles River Ventures and Novera Software (now IBM), and served in various marketing, communications, and product management roles for RSA Security.
Lior Mozel, SVP of Engineering, brings more than 20 years of experience building R&D organizations that are focused on business value. Lior joined Cybereason after leading the R&D in Playbuzz, and before Lior held various management positions at Imperva, including leading the R&D of both the application security and data security product lines.
Sam Curry is in his fourth year as CSO for Cybereason, has over 25 years of IT security industry experience and is a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute. Sam most recently served as CTO, CSO and GM at Arbor Networks. Previously, he spent more than seven years at RSA (the Security Division of EMC) in a variety of senior management roles, including CTO, SVP of Product and Head of RSA Labs. In addition to other media, he produces Security All-In, a podcast focused on the personal stories and evolution of security people. Sam has also held senior management roles at MicroStrategy, Computer Associates, and McAfee in addition to co-founder and first employee of two successful security startups.
Roy joined Cybereason in September 2019. From October 2012 to August 2019, Roy served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Mavenir. In his role at Mavenir, Roy led an international legal department that provided legal support to all company operations in more than 120 countries, including sales, procurement, HR and litigation. In addition, Roy led multiple complex strategic transactions, including M&A, asset sales, public securities offerings and bank credit facilities. From January 2010 to October 2012, Roy served as Associate General Counsel, Corporate and Securities and Assistant Secretary of Comverse Technology, Inc. focusing on SEC reporting and strategic M&A. From October 2000 through January 2010, Roy was an associate with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York and from March 1996 to September 2000 was an associate with Meitar Liquornik Geva & Leshem Brandwein in Israel. Roy holds a law degree from Tel Aviv University.
GM Israel & VP Global Operations
Ori Herman, GM Israel & VP Global Operations, brings over 20 years of Operations & Project Management leadership experience working for the Government, DC Holding Group, and SIEMENS Renewable Energy Division and senior leadership roles in special operations for the military. Ori holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University and an MBA in Financial Engineering and Banking from the Hebrew University.
Israel Barak, CISO, is a cyber defense and warfare expert, with background developing cyber warfare infrastructure and proprietary technologies, including that of proprietary cryptographic solutions, research and analysis of security vulnerabilities. Israel has spent years training new personnel, providing in-depth expertise related to cyber warfare and security, threat actor’s tactics and procedures. As Cybereason’s CISO, Israel is at the forefront of the company’s security innovation, research and analysis of advanced threats.
Shlomi Avivi, CISO, VP Information Security, has 15+ years experience building and managing security organizations at high-risk, regulated tech companies. He comes to Cybereason with a diverse experience and deep understanding in the various aspects of security and compliance, both technical and non-technical.
Founder & CEO at Nightdragon Security
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. Today, he serves as the CEO and Founder of NightDragon Security, a dedicated Cybersecurity investment and advisor firm.
Former CISO for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Robert Bigman retired from the CIA after serving a 30-year distinguished career, where he developed technical measures and procedures to manage the nation’s most sensitive secrets. Bigman worked in every area of information and data security, and as the Agency's CISO, Bigman also managed technical and program officers responsible for the protection of all Agency information and his responsibilities included cryptography, information security policy/processes, standards and requirements, testing, and network defense/response.
Founder and Managing Partner at State of Mind Ventures
Pinhas is a recognised leader in the development of Israel’s military intelligence, cyber and technology capabilities (Ret. Brig. General) and an experienced investor. He was Managing Director of the Israeli Ministry of Defence, Commander of a classified technology unit, and Head of the prestigious 8200 division - Israel’s signal processing intelligence unit - where he initiated many of Israel’s cyber programs. Pinhas was a Partner with Apax Partners and served as a mentor to several successful cyber technology startups.
President and CEO of Edward Davis, LLC
Edward Davis is the President and CEO of Edward Davis, LLC, a security and strategy firm. Davis is former Police Commissioner of the Boston Police Department, served on the Police Executive Research Forum's Board of Directors, and was a founding member and first President of the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs Association. He has worked as an advisor to the Chicago Police and is a member of the Federal Court Monitor team for the NYC Police Department.
Venture Partner at Madrona Venture Group
Patrick is a venture partner at Madrona Venture Group. His career has spanned venture capital and science and he has done business in 31 countries. Patrick has held senior positions at AT&T Bell Labs, ARCH Ventures and Intellectual Ventures. He has served on numerous corporate and nonprofit boards. Patrick is an inventor on several patents and the author of many research articles. He has a PhD and MS in Physics from Yale, an MBA from Wharton and a BS in Math and Physics from William and Mary.
Vice President Security and Privacy Engineering at Google
Gerhard Eschelbeck is Vice President Security and Privacy Engineering at Google, where he leads the teams that ensure data and systems security, as well as user privacy. He published the “Laws of Vulnerabilities” and is one of the inventors of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), and holds numerous patents in the field of managed network security. Prior to joining Google, Gerhard was CTO and Senior Vice President at Sophos and Qualys, and served in senior product and technology roles at companies including Network Associates and McAfee.
Deputy CISO at Lockheed Martin
Mike Gordon currently serves as the Deputy CISO and Director of Intelligence & Operations within Lockheed Martin’s Corporate Information Security organization. Mike is responsible for the overall Computer Network Defense (CND) of the Lockheed Martin computing infrastructure. Mike co-founded the Defense Security Information Exchange (DSIE) and has served as the organization’s Vice Chairman since its inception where he oversees strategy and operations.
Founder at Culper Partners LLC
David Kris is a founder of Culper Partners LLC with more than 25 years of experience in government, the private sector, and academia. Kris was the General Counsel of Intellectual Ventures for six years as well as the Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance officer of Time Warner, Inc. He is currently an outside advisor to Cybereason.
CISO at Virtusa Corporation
Kugan Kulothungan has more than 16 years of international experience in leading cybersecurity & information security engagements for various multinational corporations in financial services and technology industries. Prior to joining Virtusa Corporation, Kugan was with Standard Chartered Bank as their Global Head of Security Risk and Compliance. As CISO for Virtusa, Kugan has led Virtusa’s effort to strengthen their cyber defense and response mechanisms to protect Virtusa and their customers’ data from ever-increasing cyber threats.
CISO at LEO Cyber Security
Mike Makowka has over 17 years of professional experience with an emphasis on information technology and security of enterprise systems in state government, federal government, and commercial organizations. He is currently the CISO at LEO Cyber Security and is responsible for developing, driving, and maintaining the success of the organization’s security program. He has a Master’s of Science in Information Security and Assurance and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
CISO at HUB International
Seth McCallister has spent the previous 20 years working in information technology with a focus on information security. Seth has worked in a wide range of business environments that span technology, financial services, consumer packaged goods and government. Seth currently works at HUB International where he serves as the Chief Information Security Officer. In his role, he is shaping the current and future information security and compliance strategy for Hub International.
Chief Security Officer at Kraken & Founder of THOTCON
With nearly 20 years of information security expertise, Nick Percoco is adept at developing security programs in this ever-evolving connected threat landscape. He co-founded the “I am The Cavalry” movement, a highly regarded grassroots hacker organization focused on issues where computer security intersect public safety, and also founded SpiderLabs, the ethical hacking test lab. Nick was the creator of THOTCON, an annual Chicago hacking conference. Nick has served as a media spokesperson on CNN, Fox News, CNET and Forbes.
CISO for Motorola Mobility
Richard Rushing participates in corporate, community, and government security councils and working groups, setting standards and policies for current and emerging security issues. As CISO for Motorola Mobility, he has developed an international team to tackle targeted attacks and emerging threats. He has organized, developed, and deployed practices, tools, and techniques to protect the enterprise's IP worldwide. A much-in-demand speaker on information security, Rushing has spoken at many of the leading security conferences and seminars around the world.
Former COO at MITRE
Peter Sherlock is a consultant and advisor to companies on cybersecurity, technology and management. He has led small and large organizations applying leading-edge technologies (in networking, security, software, data analytics…) to the most challenging problems. He served as MITRE’s COO as well as SVP responsible for MITRE’s defense and intelligence work. Earlier, he led Motorola Broadband’s network infrastructure business. An active supporter of the Boston tech community, he was appointed to the Massachusetts Cybersecurity Strategy Council and Digital Health Council.
CISO at Investec
Herman Young is an Information Security Executive with over 20 years of experience in both offensive and defensive disciplines across a wide variety of industries. He uses this experience in his current role as Group CISO for Investec, where he leads the Cyber Security team and coordinates Information Security across the group. Herman serves as a strategic advisor to a few niche startups and is actively involved in threat intelligence sharing initiatives across Africa, the Middle East and Europe.