Cyber expert and double Israel Defense Award winner Prof. Yitzhak Ben-Israel has joined the board of Israeli cybersecurity company Cyber 2.0.
Ben-Israel – who serves as chairman of the Israel Space Agency, head of the Cyber Center at Tel Aviv University and head of the Yuval Ne’eman Workshop on Science, Technology and Security – was twice awarded the Israel Defense Award for his contribution to national security.
The former IDF general also served as head of the Defense Ministry’s Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure (MAFAT) and founded the National Cyber Directorate, located within the Prime Minister’s Office.
Founded in 2015 by Hertzel Ozer and Erez Kaplan, Rishon Lezion-based Cyber 2.0 says it can prevent the spread of cyberattacks of any kind within and outside organizational networks.
Unlike existing defensive and offensive cyberattack prevention systems based on so-called “biological models” and focusing on detection of malicious software and prevention of threats, Cyber 2.0 says its system is based on an “unbreachable” mathematical chaos model.
“Before I joined the company’s board of directors, I looked closely at the solution, and I came to the conclusion that this is a groundbreaking solution,” said Ben-Israel.
“I have been exposed to thousands of cyber solutions over the years of my work in cyberspace and each one gave a partial solution. Cyber 2.0 is the only one that can fully address all kinds of attacks.”
In February, the company offered a $100,000 cash prize to be awarded this month to any US-based engineer that could successfully hack the platform.
Hundreds arrived at the company’s event in Atlanta, and they all failed. In June, the company will announce the next, Internet-based stage of its challenge, open to all and offering a prize that will get bigger every month.