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Cytegic Appoints Ambassador Carmi Gillon as Executive Chairman
Ambassador Gillon spent 24 years in senior command roles at the Shabak (Israel’s domestic security agency), culminating in his role as head of the organization. Subsequently, Mr. Gillon was CEO of Avner Insurance and served on the boards of some of Israel’s largest financial institutions and corporations. He has also had a distinguished career in public service, as Israel’s Ambassador to Denmark, head of the Peres Peace Center, Mayor of Mevasseret Zion and Vice President for External Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
“This is the first company I found that deeply understands the decision making challenges facing senior executives in the era of cyber threats. Cytegic’s platform will revolutionize strategic cyber risk management,”
“We are excited to have Carmi on board as Cytegic’s Chairman. I look forward to working with him on delivering the industry’s most effective cybersecurity analysis and proactive defense solution,” said Cytegic’s CEO, Shay Zandani. Prior to co-founding Cytegic, Mr. Zandani served as CEO of PwC Israel’s Global Risk Management Solutions business unit and established the Information Warfare department of the Israeli Air Force.
Cytegic’s integrated security management, intelligence and analytics offering is targeted at organizations in the financial services, critical infrastructure and government sectors, which face the greatest exposure to cyber attacks. “It is full combat cyber warfare out there,” says Zandani. “The complexity and scope of cyber attacks on one hand, coupled with the cost of defenses on the other, makes the process of allocating cybersecurity investments extremely challenging. Cytegic’s solution enables organizations to holistically analyze their cyber defenses, prioritize security remediation towards areas of greatest risk and proactively optimize their defenses against emerging threats.”
Cytegic was founded in 2012 and has offices in Tel Aviv and New York.