Yuval Diskin

Founder & Chairman, Opora

Yuval Diskin is the past Head of the Israel Security Agency which he headed for six years from 2005 – 2011. He joined the ISA in 1978 and served for 33 years. The ISA is accountable directly to the Prime Minister, and during his period as ISA director Diskin served under Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, under Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and  prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
In his position as ISA director, Diskin shared the responsibility of advising on and designing the nation's policies on National Security at government executive levels. Due to many years of expertise in the Israeli Palestinian conflict, Diskin served periodically as a special envoy on behalf of various Prime Ministers to the Palestinians leadership.
Diskin's overall responsibility as the Head of the Israel Security Agency, included aspects of protecting and defending against Terrorism, Counter-Intelligence, protecting state secrets, Israel's aviation security, VIP protection, and protecting the nation's critical cyber and computer-dependent infrastructure facilities from computer-based attacks and destruction. After retiring, Diskin started a new career in the high-tech sector focusing on Cyber Security. In 2012 together with his partners, Tsafrir Kats and Dr. Tamir Bechor, he founded DAT, a Cyber Security consultancy firm for global corporations. In September 2016, together with his partners and VW AG, he founded CyMotive Technologies Ltd., and CyMotive Gmbh which is developing Cyber-security solutions and providing exclusive services for the Connected car, Electrical car, and the Driverless car. At the beginning of 2019, he founded together with his partners Tsafrir Kats and Dr. Noam Jules, Opora Ltd, a preeminent platform for adversary activity and preemptive actionable cyber threat Intelligence.

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