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Dr. Yaron Wolfsthal is the founder and head of IBM's Security Center of Excellence in Beer Sheva, where his research team is developing cutting-edge technologies and solutions for advanced cyber threats. He has extensive experience in leading multinational research and development teams, and holds a major role in setting IBM's security research strategy and in accelerating the delivery of security innovation into IBM's product portfolio. Dr. Wolfsthal is an active contributor to industrial and academic working groups and regularly speaks in key professional conferences. A Senior Member of IEEE, he has authored over 50 scientific publications, and holds BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in Computer Science and an MBA degree, all from the Technion - Israel's Institute of Technology.