Dr. Yaniv Harel

CSO - ICRC - Cyber Research Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Dr. Yaniv Harel is a cyber leader and expert. He was the General Manager of the Cyber Solutions Group at Dell EMC, a global group within Dell Technologies that has provided advanced cyber solutions for customers. Under his leadership the Cyber Solutions Group won, designed, and built significant CERTs and other cyber projects. Yaniv is an expert in cyber defense in large organizations, as well as at the national level, with years of experience in governmental roles. 
As part of military his service, Dr. Harel led several technology divisions within the IDF. He was awarded the Israel Presidential Medal for Security in 2002. In recent years, he has acted as the SVP of Cyber Defense in Sygnia, a Team8 and Temasek company that focuses on cyber premium services. In his academic capacity, Dr. Harel is the Chief Strategy Officer of the Cyber Center - ICRC at Tel-Aviv University. He assists start-ups and contributes to several initiatives at the Beer-Sheva Cyber Ecosystem. Currently, Dr. Harel is involved as a co-founder in a new initiative, while working as an independent consultant to CISOs, boards of directors, and global companies.