Promote this Nomination

Additional Info

Job title of nominated professional (or team name)President
Company (where nominated professional or team is working)CyberProof
Websitehttp://www.cyberproof.com
Company size (employees)500 to 999
Headquarters RegionNorth America

In 3 bullets, summarize why this professional or team deserves recognition:

• Professional expertise – Yuval is a leading figure in cybersecurity with in-depth understanding of current market needs, and he leverages that exceptional expertise to drive the direction and development of CyberProof’s growth strategy.
• Focused on scalability – Yuval has been a key force in propelling CyberProof to develop processes that are scalable and that can be expanded to meet the needs of our enterprise clients. He has been heavily involved in developing new business opportunities and partnerships that push CyberProof forward as an international leader in cyber protection. CyberProf is now an official member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association.
• Innovation – Yuval’s approach to creative problem solving led CyberProof to invest in novel services and products such as the Use Case Factory, a novel approach that leverages Agile development methodologies to continuously develop and deploy threat detection and response content for security automation. He has also been a driving force in co-development projects through UST Innovation Israel.

Brief Overview

Yuval is President at CyberProof and Managing Director at UST. CyberProof is a cybersecurity platform and services innovator helping enterprises use information technology to solve business problems, without fear of cyber-attacks.
CyberProof’s parent company UST decided to incept a cybersecurity company in Israel – and hired Yuval to establish the Israeli anchor, leveraging the local innovation hub. Under Yuval’s guidance, CyberProof grew to include over 500 employees in seven locations. CyberProof was recognized as Leader in the Forrester Wave™ Midsize MSSPs 2020; Frost & Sullivan’s European Technology Innovation Leader Award 2021; and ISG Provider Lens’ 2021 Top US MSSPs.
Since UST’s Israel office opened, Yuval was pivotal in creating entrepreneurial frameworks – leading the establishment of UST subsidiary Demystify, an Explainable AI company. In 2020, Yuval opened UST’s first open innovation and startup collaboration hub – UST Innovation Israel – which incorporates Israeli tech into UST’s sales pipeline, providing new value to UST’s Fortune 500 clientele through disruptive technologies and solid partnerships.
Before CyberProof, Yuval was VP Business Development at large Israeli conglomerate IDB Group. Prior to that, he spent a decade in Israel’s public sector, ending his role as Intelligence Ministry Director General. As an officer in one of Israel’s top intelligence agencies, Yuval’s cybersecurity background is rooted earlier in his career through military service in agency 8200. Yuval was a government official in the Israeli Finance Ministry and senior economic adviser to the Finance Minister and Chief of Staff. He worked as an Adjunct Professor at Tel Aviv University, teaching macroeconomics.
Yuval is a leading voice on cybersecurity and geopolitical development – recently seen in Finance Digest (https://www.financedigest.com/the-state-of-cybersecurity-in-todays-financial-services-sector.html) and Finance Derivative (https://www.financederivative.com/how-financial-organizations-can-protect-their-data/).
Yuval is also a lawyer who clerked in Israel’s Supreme court. He holds a master’s and bachelor’s in economics and bachelor’s in law from Hebrew University.