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20 stories about Cyber
Cyberstarts appoints Hila Zigman as General Partner
“Hila’s unique experience, ranging from a focus on talent through building amazing market-leading products, is the perfect fit for Cyberstarts' own culture,” said Gili Raanan, Cyberstarts founder.
Cyber company Kaymera enters bankruptcy after amassing over $7 million in debt
Last week, Kaymera submitted an urgent request for an order to initiate proceedings after accumulating debts of approximately NIS 28 million ($7.4M). The court's ruling stated that "there is no reasonable chance for the financial rehabilitation of the company"
Cyber company Kaymera is $7.4 million in debt, requests initiation of legal proceedings
The Israeli company which developed and marketed a protection system for Android-based devices against cyber attacks and threats was founded by NSO founders Omri Lavie and Shalev Hulio.
Claroty CEO copes with loss: Wife's mother murdered by Hamas, soldier son injured
Yaniv Vardi, CEO of the cyber company Claroty, discusses his personal losses from Hamas’ October 7 massacre, and managing his company during wartime.
Gil Shwed: Cyber attacks on Israeli companies demanding ransom doubled during war
"Since the beginning of the war, there has been an overall increase in cyber attacks on Israel - which are mainly aimed at government officials,” Gil Shwed, founder and CEO of Check Point said today, “Many media outlets are also being attacked."
DeWalt on defense: "The war is an opportunity to invest in Israel"
The founder of the NightDragon investment fund, who is considered one of the top cyber people in the U.S., expresses his support for Israel after the terrorist attack of October 7 and even wants to visit soon: "I stand by Israel 100 percent." He believes the security failure was not the fault of the intelligence and says he will expand his investment in Israel
Cyber reputation at stake: Will Israel's intelligence failure hurt Israel’s cyber image?
The current war with Hamas opened with a surprise attack that presented an unprecedented intelligence failure. Now the question arises of how this will affect the Israeli cyber companies that are made up of former intelligence units. According to senior officials in the field, it’s still too early to tell
"Cyber solutions will have to be reinvented to remain relevant for AI"
Without an academic education or technological background, Emily Heath climbed to the top of the global cyber industry, ultimately joining the Israeli VC firm Cyberstarts as a General Partner. In an in-depth interview with Calcalist, Heath shares how Cyberstarts guides Israeli entrepreneurs before they write a single line of code and discusses the threats and prospects in a field that is undergoing major upheavals
Beware of the cyber Frankenstein: Figuring out Thoma Bravo’s next move
If the American investment fund, which has already purchased 15 cyber companies since 2009, decides to merge them into one entity, a giant will be created that will dwarf many of the leaders in the field
Israeli cyber has seen $2.8 billion worth of exits in seven months
Cyber company Talon is expected to be acquired by Palo Alto for at least $600 million, the latest in a series of Israeli cybersecurity companies sold this year
A huge merger in Israeli cyber? Wiz considers potential bid for SentinelOne
If the deal goes through Wiz will need to raise capital for this move, as it will be worth more than $5 billion. Bloomberg reports that Wiz is already in talks with banks that may finance the bold move
BIRD Foundation invests $3.85 million in critical infrastructure cyber projects via new program
The BIRD Cyber Program is a joint initiative to enhance the cyber resilience of vulnerable critical infrastructure in both the U.S. and Israel
"Hackers are not interested in the recession. They just continue to attack and are becoming more and more sophisticated"
Maya Nahum Shahl
Arik Kleinstein, Founding Managing Partner of Glilot Capital, was speaking as part of a panel in ‘The Next Big Thing’ series alongside Panorays CTO Demi Ben-Ari, Dina Pasca-Raz, Head of Technology at KPMG Israel, and Yair Snir, Managing Partner at Dell Technologies Capital
“We are trying to give a better experience to the developer”
Meir Wahnon, Co-founder of Descope, spoke to CTech at Calcalist’s Tech on the Beach event about the shift left in cyber
Hub Security under investigation by Israel Securities Authority
The ISA's investigation has intensified due to a report that the cyber company is looking into misuse of company funds by former CEO Eyal Moshe
Israel's cyber infrastructure vulnerabilities exposed in recent wave of attacks
85 cyberattacks have been reported since the beginning of the month, most of them attacks on institutional websites
"Cyber is about digital transformation"
In a panel at the Mind the Tech London conference titled "Is Society Ready for The Future Cyber Crisis?" Moderator Dr. Nimrod Kozlovski, Partner & Co-Founder at Cytactic, spoke with Nadav Zafrir, Managing Partner at Team8, Mickey Boodaei, CEO at Transmit Security, and Eyal Efrat, Board Member at The Garage, about where cyber is today and where it's headed
Israeli cyber startups to keep an eye on in 2023
As part of Calcalist and KPMG's "The Next Big Thing" project, prominent investors in the Israeli market ranked the most innovative cybersecurity companies in the country with the greatest business potential
Thanks to cyber, Microsoft is keeping its Israeli employees - for the time being
Even though the cyber center of the technology giant is located in Israel, in the event of a worsening recession in the U.S., its employees and the employees of the company's R&D center in Israel will also face layoffs
Rescana appoints Yigal Unna to its advisory board
Unna is the former Director General of the Israel National Cyber Directorate where he reported directly to the Israeli Prime Minister
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