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Meet Some Of The Emerging Israeli Cybersecurity Firms

Many are borne out of the entrepreneurial spirit of the Israel Defense Force's Cyber Intelligence Unit 8200. Could any other nation keep up?
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Argus Cyber Security
 
Founded: 2013
 
Founders: Ofer Ben-Noon, Zohar Zisapel, Yaron Galula, Oron Lavi. Ben-Noon, Galula, and Lavi were all former captains in the Israel Defense Force's Cyber Intelligence Unit 8200. Zisapel was once head of the Electronic Research Department of the Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv. They have seven Israel Defense Prizes between them.  
 
Product/Service: End-to-end cybersecurity for the automobile industry. Threat analysis, risk assessment, vulnerability analysis, code review, penetration testing, incident response, lifespan protection, and cyber threat intelligence for private and commercial vehicles. 
 
Claims to Fame: Customers include many of the world's largest car manufacturers, Tier 1 suppliers,  aftermarket connectivity providers, and fleet managers. Argus partnered with auto supply chain manufacturer Magnus International to create secure on-board electronic systems for any connected car, with no need for changes to the vehicle's architecture. Argus also integrated its IDS/IPS with Check Point's 'Car Capsule,' and the joint solution was selected by TU-Automotive as a finalist for the Best 2016 Automotive Cyber Security Product/Service Award. 

The company has also been invited to be part of Startup Autobahn. Argus is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices in many of the global automotive hubs including Detroit, Silicon Valley, Stuttgart, and Tokyo. Named best Israeli IoT Startup 2016 by Geektime, one of the 20 Most Promising Automotive Tech Solutions Providers 2016. Argus is listed at No. 186 on the Cybersecurity 500 by Cybersecurity Ventures. 
 
Website: https://argus-sec.com
 
(Image source: Argus Cyber Security)

Argus Cyber Security

Founded: 2013

Founders: Ofer Ben-Noon, Zohar Zisapel, Yaron Galula, Oron Lavi. Ben-Noon, Galula, and Lavi were all former captains in the Israel Defense Forces Cyber Intelligence Unit 8200. Zisapel was once head of the Electronic Research Department of the Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv. They have seven Israel Defense Prizes between them.

Product/Service: End-to-end cybersecurity for the automobile industry. Threat analysis, risk assessment, vulnerability analysis, code review, penetration testing, incident response, lifespan protection, and cyber threat intelligence for private and commercial vehicles.

Claims to Fame: Customers include many of the worlds largest car manufacturers, Tier 1 suppliers, aftermarket connectivity providers, and fleet managers. Argus partnered with auto supply chain manufacturer Magnus International to create secure on-board electronic systems for any connected car, with no need for changes to the vehicles architecture. Argus also integrated its IDS/IPS with Check Points Car Capsule, and the joint solution was selected by TU-Automotive as a finalist for the Best 2016 Automotive Cyber Security Product/Service Award.

The company has also been invited to be part of Startup Autobahn. Argus is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices in many of the global automotive hubs including Detroit, Silicon Valley, Stuttgart, and Tokyo. Named best Israeli IoT Startup 2016 by Geektime, one of the 20 Most Promising Automotive Tech Solutions Providers 2016. Argus is listed at No. 186 on the Cybersecurity 500 by Cybersecurity Ventures.

Website: https://argus-sec.com

(Image source: Argus Cyber Security)

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whalexander13
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whalexander13,
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9/8/2016 | 10:30:36 AM
Cybersecurity and the U.S. miltary
Do we see the same link between the military and cybersecurity comapnies in the U.S.? If not, why?
whalexander13
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whalexander13,
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9/8/2016 | 10:29:13 AM
Military and Cybersecurity in the U.S.
The link between the military and Israeli cybersecurity firms is fascinating. Do we see the same link the United States? If not, why?
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chibo,
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9/6/2016 | 4:01:16 PM
Re: No surprise
Nice list .. I know couple of the founders. Worth checking also our company www.cyber-observer.com which is bringing a new simple way to the CISO to manage their cyber eco-system .. Haim Chibotero Director of professional services
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JulietteRizkallah,
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8/31/2016 | 2:23:29 PM
No surprise
If you have worked for or with an Israeli security company, you will not be surprised by the number of Cybersecurity firms emerging annually from Israel.  With a country under constant attack, Israelis have master the ability to use all skills to defend themselves and have been the first one to embrace cyberdefense - and offense-.  Many founders bring their military training to their new venture, but the level of innovation is just extraordinary in a country that never finds itself complacent no matter what level they achieve.
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