April 12th, 2022 / Published in: Podcasts
Giora Engel is the co-founder and CEO of Neosec, an API Security Platform. Giora is also the chair of the fraud prevention task force at Financial Data Exchange. In 2011, Giora founded LightCyber, which used network and endpoint behavioral analytics to help lay the groundwork for what would later become XDR. Palo Alto Networks acquired LightCyber in 2017. Giora served as VP of Product Management at Palo Alto Networks after LightCyber was acquired. Before venturing into the private sector, Giora served for nearly a decade as an officer in Unit 8200, the elite technological unit in the Israel Defense Forces, where he pioneered the development of cyber technologies.
Giora is a recognized innovator in cybersecurity, cyber warfare and behavioral analytics, and holds several patents. His broad range of technology experience spans network analysis, cybersecurity, algorithmic coding and mission-critical systems. His research in the fields of computer vision and physics has been published in Nature, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), and the International Journal of Computer Vision. He has also contributed to Dark Reading and other publications. He holds a B.Sc. in Physics with honors from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.