Founder and CEO Eyal Benishti Fosters IRONSCALES’ Innovation and Continued Growth

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Job title of nominated professional (or team name)Founder and CEO
Company (where nominated professional or team is working)IRONSCALES
Company size (employees)50 to 99
CountryUnited States
Headquarters RegionNorth America


IRONSCALES Founder and CEO Eyal Benishti designed and coded a system to beat cybercriminals to the punch the same way Waze beat offline outdated navigation apps. Instead of analyzing satellite pictures to build maps – or secure email gateways (SEGs) in the cybersecurity world – Waze put a seamless, easy-to-use app in drivers’ hands and placed themselves as close as possible to the road. Eyal has done the same at IRONSCALES, but he swapped drivers for security teams and roads for inboxes.

Eyal noticed the user experience and learning process was broken, and he knew if IRONSCALES wanted to help people make more educated decisions when using their email, the company needed to recognize phishing threats for them.

Eyal introduced IRONSCALES to Themis, an AI-driven virtual security analyst – the first and only of her kind. She takes on the burden of analyzing and acting on detected threats in email, freeing up organizations to work on other security initiatives and focus on their work. Themis does the heavy lifting for already busy teams.

Reaching beyond IRONSCALES’ clients, Eyal also provides his insight and works to educate the masses on email phishing and cybersecurity. Eyal shares valuable information and data with the public on his social media channels, in contributed articles and interviews with trade publications and in various speaking opportunities. He has a clear passion for protecting people and organizations.

By recognizing organizational needs for detection and prevention of email phishing, designing Themis and creating an engaging and effective training and simulation program, Eyal has brought forth continued innovation in the technology and security industry that directly benefits clients at every level, saving them time, money and frustration. Eyal has and continues to establish IRONSCALES as an innovative leader in the cybersecurity industry.


• Eyal Benishti has led the creation, design and coding of the IRONSCALES solution to email phishing.
• Eyal recognizes the importance of empowering employees to serve as the last line of defense against email phishing.
• Eyal has led the IRONSCALES team to become the world’s fastest growing email security company, ranking 618 on the 2021 Inc. 5000 list.