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About

We are a small group of cyber and technology experts, alumni of the Israeli intelligence community, 8200 & other units. CyTwist’s IP is based on an approach that was designed by our founder while thwarting terrorist attacks, an act that changed counter-terrorism intelligence operations efforts worldwide. Our technology is packaged in an easy-to-use, easy to deploy product that boosts SOC analysts.

The Team
Yoni Hertz
CEO
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Yoni Hertz
CEO

32 years @Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) – Wealth of operational experience and Builder of counter Terrorism Analysis Methodology currently used by Israel & US organizations, Head of Counter-Terrorism Intelligence Operations (Colonel) Head of Research and Strategic Planning (Major General)- Member in the Israeli Prime Minister advisory board, US Attaché to CIA, FBI, NSA, DHS (Major General)

Dr. Hadar Ron
Chairman of the Board
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Dr. Hadar Ron
Chairman of the Board

Dr. Hadar Ron is the founding partner of Israel Healthcare Ventures Ltd. (IHCV), Israel’s prime Life Science Venture Capital. Dr. Ron has extensive medical, legal, and management experience gained in senior positions in the financial, insurance, legal, healthcare sectors. Dr. Ron serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Momentum Fund tech transfer of Tel Aviv University. Dr. Ron serves as an active chairman of several companies such as Supplant and GIView and as a board member of numerous medical companies. Dr. Ron is involved in many social and public initiatives in Israel, chairperson of Social Finance Israel, chairperson of the scientific advisory board of Social Impact Bond for the prevention of diabetes and Colon Cancer. She also supports young scientists and new immigrants. Dr. Ron acts as a Board Member of Friends of the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University as well as a member of Women Business Leaders (WBL) International

Shelly Landsman
COO
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Shelly Landsman
COO

Shelly served at Microsoft Israel for 22 years and prior to becoming Microsoft Israel CEO, Shelly has filled numerous roles in the organization, including CMO (Central Marketing Officer ) VP sales positions as the professional services and  Public Sector, both in which Shelly was responsible for business segments all up strategy and revenue.

Shelly was Sisense’s CRO in Sales and VP cloud alliances and channels. 

Shelly is responsible for revenue and operations.

Orel Bitan
VP Cyber Research
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Orel Bitan
VP Cyber Research

Orel has extensive experience on both sides of the fence as a red team leader and IR manager in leading commercial companies and in the Israeli Air Force. He detected APT attacks and led IR efforts for hundreds of cases.

He has built several SOC, IR & Threat Hunting teams and was an agent for change in the organizations he worked in.,

He shares his huge experience by teaching Cyber Security, Threat Hunting, Penetration Testing and Red Teaming.

Joseph Korakin
CTIO & VP R&D
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Joseph Korakin
CTIO & VP R&D

R&D and technology executive with 25 years of proven management and 

engineering experience at both small startups and large organizations. 

Meicom, CF & V.P R&D (NASDAQ:DSPC)

VideoCodes, CF & V.P R&D / BusDev (Thomson: NYSE:TMS)

WallSensor, CF & V.P R&D & V.P BusDev

Tadiran Telecom, R&D Manager  (Tadiran – NASDAQ:TTELF) 

8200 Unit Alumni 

Education, P.E Electronics, LL.B (Cum) & LL.M (Cum)

Shlomi Shtorfer
WW BD
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Shlomi Shtorfer
WW BD

Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) for 29 years – Wealth of risk management of high-value assets with extensive experience in counter-terrorism and security planning.

Head of Counter Terrorism Division (Major General).
Head of Israeli Security for North America (Major General).
Chief of Staff for the Director General, ISA (Colonel).
Led the ISA’s Central Command and Control room (Israel & Abroad)

Master’s in Political Science & National Security Haifa University

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