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Cybereason CEO Lior Div Named a 2022 New England EY ‘Entrepreneur Of The Year’ Finalist

Jun 3, 2022

Cybereason, the XDR company, today announced CEO and Co-founder Lior Div has been named a finalist for Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 New England Award.

Cybereason is one of the fastest growing technology companies in New England. Div and his two co-founders, Yossi Naar and Yonatan Striem-Amit, saw that the security industry was at a crossroads. The rise of a new class of highly skilled adversaries who employ sophisticated attack techniques and tools to commit financial cybercrime, espionage, and hold companies to ransom was further exacerbated during the pandemic as organizations became more reliant on public cloud and SaaS applications in the new work-from- anywhere era. Div’s passion to empower Defenders was further ignited when he recognized the opportunity to leverage his skills as a former Commander in Israel’s Unit 8200 leading nation-state offensive cyber operations to  build a company that enables organizations to reverse the adversary advantage.

“I am humbled to be named one of EY’s New England ‘Entrepreneur Of The Year’ finalists.  

Cybereason takes an approach that enables defenders to end malicious operations instantly by delivering the most comprehensive prevention, detection and response solution on the market. This is how we are returning the high ground to the defenders – and we are just getting started,” said Div. 

Cybereason has experienced exponential growth with key indicators that include:

--On May 17, Cybereason was named to the 10th Annual CNBC Disruptor 50 list of the most disruptive private global companies and was one of only three cybersecurity companies on the list. This is the second consecutive year Cybereason was named a Disruptor.

--Achieving 100% prevention, visibility and real-time protection in 2022 MITRE Engenuity ATT&CK® Evaluations for enterprise.

--Joining forces with Google Cloud to drive XDR innovation and the release of Cybereason XDR powered by Google Cloud, delivering the industry’s first true XDR platform.

--The release of groundbreaking research, Operation CuckooBees, that uncovered a massive Chinese intellectual property theft operation, remaining undetected in the market since 2019.

--The acquisition of empow, a security analytics company based in Tel Aviv, adding innovative predictive response technology and top-tier engineering and product talent to the company’s portfolio.

--Securing $275 Million in crossover financing led by Liberty Strategic Capital, to fuel the company’s hypergrowth driven by the strong market demand for its AI-powered Cybereason Defense Platform.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards                                                                                               Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 New England Awards, celebrates entrepreneurs from Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed.

About Cybereason                                                                                                                                      Cybereason is the XDR company, partnering with Defenders to end attacks at the endpoint, in the cloud and across the entire enterprise ecosystem. Only the AI-driven Cybereason XDR Platform provides planetary-scale data ingestion, operation-centric MalOp™ detection, and predictive response that is undefeated against modern ransomware and advanced attack techniques. Cybereason is a privately held international company headquartered in Boston with customers in more than 40 countries.

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