The Intelligence Challenge in Cyber

Yair Cohen, Co-Founder, PeriTech CEO

Former Head of the Cyber & Intelligence IDF Unit (8200)

About the speaker:

Brigadier General (Ret.) Yair Cohen is the CEO of PeriTech - Investment and Technology. An active VC which aims to provide innovative startups with all that it needs to succeed – funds, facilities, contacts and the relevant know-how.

Mr. Cohen had 32 years of Military Service in the IDF. At his last position he served as the Head of the Cyber & Intelligence Unit (8200). After his military service, Mr. Cohen served in several senior positions: Vice President at Elron Electronic Industries Ltd (2005-2009, Nasdaq: ELRNF), leading Israeli holding company dedicated to build technology companies in diverse fields. He was active director at several companies from which Starling, Safend and 3DV Systems were sold in Exits. In addition he was active Chairman of ECtel (Nasdaq: ECTX) that also was sold in Exit.

In the years 2009-2015 Mr. Cohen established the Cyber Division in Elbit Systems Ltd, (Nasdaq: ESLT), The largest private defense company in Israel. He was the first CEO of the Cyber Company in Elbit Systems.

Mr. Cohen holds a BA degree (Summa cum laude) from Bar Ilan University in Jewish History and Arabic Language and Literature and MA (Magna cum laude) degree from ICAF, National Defense University (NDU), Washington DC, in Management of National Resources.

He is currently teaching Cyber for MA in Tel Aviv University and Bar Ilan University.

Event Details

Event date: 01-19-2016
Event End Date: 01-19-2016
Cut off date 01-19-2016
Individual Price $20.00
Time 6:30PM Wine & Sushi Networking Reception sponsored by Peri Avitan from VisionUSAi, a boutique VC company based in NYC.
7:00PM Introduction by Oz Benamram, Chief Knowledge Officer at White & Case LLP and IBF Board member
7:05PM Presentation & Q&A
Location White & Case LLP
1155 Avenue of the Americas
between 44 & 45 st.
New York, NY
Event Language Event will be conducted in English
Location New York
Event registration is closed
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