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7 Israelis among 25 Top Women Leaders in Cybersecurity of 2020

Not only the candidates went under investigation, but also the company they work for, based on competitiveness within the field of the cybersecurity industry. 30% of the Israeli companies ranked at the top of the world 

Top L-R: Yael Ben-Arie, SafeBreach; Ola Sergatchov, Guardicore; Yuval Lazar, Pcysys; Nadia Malinoff-Kan, Intezer; Bottom L-R: Sagit Manor, Nyotron; Dr. Dorit Dor, Check Point and Sigalit Shavit, CyberArk Photos source: The Software Report

The international magazine, The Software Report, named 7 Israelis (about 30%) among Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity of 2020.

They go through a series of questions on leadership and professional capabilities compared to the most exceptional executives.

The Magazine has evaluated hundreds of women for the list. Each candidate had to demonstrate cybersecurity expertise, longevity in the industry, career progression, current position. Not only the candidates went under investigation, but also the company they work for, based on competitiveness within the field of the cybersecurity industry. 30% of the Israeli companies ranked at the top of the world

“We looked for demonstrated cybersecurity expertise, longevity in the industry, career progression, and current position among other factors,” says the editor.

Ranked 9 Yael Ben-Arie of SafeBreach

Yael, a military pilot who served in the Israeli Air Force as Operations Officer in a combat squadron, is the Vice-President of R&D at SafeBreach and General Manager of SafeBreach Israel.

Previously she led the cybersecurity, data, machine learning, and cloud security research teams at Trusteer (IBM).

Her focus at IBM/Trusteer was stopping sophisticated cyber threats against global banks, and helping banks combat online fraud.

 Ranked 16 Ola Sergatchov of Guardicore

Ola’s track record includes executing business and product strategy for large firms as well as technology startups.

Among other Ola was at IBM as the global portfolio strategy director, where she successfully led the brand and go-to-market strategies for the Threat-Aware Identity and Access Management offerings. Before Guardicore, she worked at Oracle, Secerno, Ness Technologies, Matrix, and Item field.

Ranked 17  Yuval Lazar of Pcysys

Lazar is leading the Israeli startup research and development. She was recruited to the top Israeli intelligence unit, 8200, where she began as an intelligence analyst before spearheading cyber operations vital to Israeli security as a network security researcher.

Yuval Laza developed an agentless and fully automated network penetration testing platform that assesses and reduces corporate cybersecurity risk.

Ranked 18  Nadia Malinoff-Kan of Intezer

Nadia Malinoff-Kan began her career at Check Point as operations and project management. After achieving her goal of becoming the order processing team leader, Nadia moved on to Sentrigo (acquired by McAfee).

She also worked at McAfee, Cyvera, Palo Alto Networks, and Verint before joining Intezer in 2018.

Intezer has a unique approach to malware detection. With its Genetic Malware Analysis technology, it’s set to revolutionize cyber threat detection and response.

Ranked 19  Dr. Dorit Dor of Check Point

Dr. Dorit Dor, a Ph.D. and master’s degree in computer science from Tel-Aviv University, won the Israel National Defense Prize in 1993.

She is the Vice President of Products at Check Point, a leading cybersecurity company providing solutions to corporate enterprises and governments globally.

Over 23 years in the company Dr. Dor has served the R&D and has been instrumental to the organization’s growth.

Ranked 24 Sigalit Shavit of CyberArk

Sigalit Shavit, an Industrial Engineering and Information Systems, is the Global Chief Information Technology Officer at CyberArk, a company serving more than 4,400 businesses worldwide.

Sigalit served as Global CIO and Head of DevOps at ECI Telecom, Vice President and CIO of FedEx, Israel. Sigalit earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Information Systems from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

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