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Founded by experienced cloud pen-testers who spent time on the customer side of the equation, Lightspin's goal is to empower organizations to start seeing their cloud environment from an attacker’s perspective and instantly identify, prioritize, and fix any open attack paths.
We believe that what’s needed to address the current security challenges of the modern cloud and containers environment is a different approach; A holistic approach that takes every possible risk into consideration, no matter where it comes from. And this can only be accomplished by getting the attackers' perspective, something our founders’ offensive background has made possible. With the idea of getting the attackers' perspective in mind, we developed a system that visualizes, detects, prioritizes, and fixes any risk to all cloud and Kubernetes environments.
94% of businesses use the cloud. But despite the cloud’s near-universal acceptance, it comes with unexpected complexities that pose significant challenges when it comes to keeping it secure. From the intricacies of the shared responsibility model to the countless settings and configurations that can be intentionally or unintentionally tampered with, there’s lots that can go wrong. Our founders had seen the realities of this challenge first hand during their time spent working in offensive cyber initiatives and set out to build a solution that would change the game. Officially launched in late 2020, Lightspin aims to enable cloud security owners to establish a resilient and hardened cloud security posture.
And now, with multiple deployments in Fortune 500 companies, we are excited to enable organizations of all types and sizes to get proactive and take a predictive approach to optimizing cloud security.
Vladi is an avid security entrepreneur with more than twelve years of experience in cyber security domains. With vast experience in managing teams and initiating new and innovative services, he established the comprehensive application security training program in EY and headed up the first Automotive Cloud Security team at Cymotive. These roles, among others, enabled Vladi to get a full view of what was missing in the cloud security ecosystem. His entrepreneurial skills, coupled with his offensive perspective, make Vladi uniquely qualified to help organizations get their cloud security stack under control.
Or is tech geek with ten years of experience in leading complicated and innovative cyber security teams and product development. As a recognized subject matter leader in both defensive and offensive product research and development, Or brings his extensive experience to Lightspin, delivering the most cutting-edge solutions to users. Or served as a cloud security architect at Cymotive and before that, served as the Offensive IoT R&D Team Leader at the Prime Minister's Office. He specializes in cloud and Kubernetes security and is slightly obsessed with pentesting cloud infrastructure.
Founded in 2003, Ibex Investors is a US-based multi-strategy investment firm targeting outsized returns through differentiated global strategies. Ibex proactively seeks out markets and opportunities commonly dismissed as too difficult or too different and prides itself on finding the hidden gems often overlooked by others. Past investments include Dome9, Glassbox and Nexar. Ibex is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with additional presence in New York and Tel Aviv.
Jim Rutt is the CIO/CISO at the Dana Foundation, where he oversees strategic planning for information and technology management. Jim is the former President and Chairman of the Board of Technology Affinity Group (TAG) and is Vice President and Board Director for the New York Metro Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance, as well as an Advisory Board member of multiple companies and VCs.
Guy Nizan is the CEO & Co-Founder of IntSights. Guy is a founding member of an elite Cybersecurity Intelligence Unit of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and was named a Forbes 30 under 30. Prior to that, Guy worked as a cybersecurity consultant for a number of companies.
Gily Netzer brings over 20 years of marketing experience in the highly specialized yet noisy cyber security industry, at publicly traded large enterprises like Symantec and startups such as Illusive Networks (a Team8 company) and since 2019 as CMO at Cymulate – Continuous Security Validation vendor. Gily is an active member of the Forbes Communication Council.
Tal Doron is Associate Vice President of Sales Engineering for GigaSpaces Technologies, managing a group of professionals covering EMEA and APAC regions. Tal brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success in highly dynamic and complex technical sales, including various management positions at software technology companies such as Dooblo, Enix and Oracle.
Shira Kaplan is the founder and owner of Cyverse AG which delivers innovative, next-gen cyber security solutions to over 60 European enterprises. Shira is an active angel investor in selected Israeli tech & cyber security startups, including Climacell, Fireblocks, CyberX (acquired by MSFT), IntSights, and BioCatch.
Ahikam Kaufman is a technology executive with experience leading and scaling businesses globally. Ahikam was co-founder & COO of Check, a payment company that was acquired by Intuit [INTU] Before that, Ahikam served as CEO of Scan Modul (acquired by NewPort Capital). Before that, Ahikam served as CFO of AeroScout, (acquired by Stanley, Black & Decker security [SWK]), and CFO of Conduct Inc. (acquired by Mercury [MERQ]). Ahikam has been an early investor in companies such as Datorama (acquired by SalesForce [CRM]) and WhiteSource - a leading open-source security company.
Marc Crudgington is the Chief Information Security Officer, SVP Information Security for Woodforest National Bank. Prior to Woodforest, Marc worked for Advantage Sales and Marketing, KPMG, and other companies with leadership roles in IT and engineering. Marc serves on several cyber security and technology conference advisory boards, and he is host of The CISO Revelation podcast and serves as a speaker, panelist, and moderator at several IT and Security conferences. In 2019 Marc was awarded the T.E.N. ISE North America Executive of the Year – Financial Services award.
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