SVP Cyber Defense, Sygnia and CSO, ICRC, Israel
Dr. Yaniv Harel is the SVP Cyber Defense of Sygnia, a cyber premium services company as part of Team8 and Temasek groups. Before Sygnia, Yaniv was the General Manager of the Cyber Solutions Group at Dell EMC, a global group within Dell Technologies. Under his leadership the Cyber Solutions Group won, designed, and built significant CERTs and other cyber projects. Yaniv is an expert of cyber defense in large organizations, as well as at the national level, with years of experience in governmental roles. As part of his service, Yaniv led several technology divisions within the IDF. He was awarded the Israel Presidential Medal for Security in 2002. In 2011, he founded the Cyber branch in the Ministry of Defense R&D Directorate and was responsible for its expedited growth, running dozens of projects with innovative companies. In his academic capacity, Dr. Harel is the Chief Strategy Officer of the Cyber Center - ICRC at Tel-Aviv University.