We know that cyber attacks don’t happen out of thin air, without rhyme or reason. Threat actors target organizations in distinctive ways; and when they conduct these attacks, they prepare for them using methods that can be monitored, mapped, and preempted.
Our mission is to expose these adversaries, by monitoring, and analyzing their behavior before they attack – delivering effective countermeasures so each layer of our customers’ protection stack is automatically inoculated against these attacks.
“I learned from counterintelligence that human beings exhibit behaviors that create patterns which can be tracked.”— Yuval Diskin, Co-founder and Active Chairman and former Shin Bet chief
Opora’s founders bring decades of experience in actionable and preemptive defense solving the most challenging global cyber security and national security issues confronting the private and public sector.
Before founding Opora in 2018, Yuval Diskin, as the Director of Shin Bet, knew that traditional law enforcement tactics were insufficient to protect Israel’s homeland. By studying adversary methods and behavior, Shin Bet was able to stop attacks before they ever started, preemptively protecting precious lives and optimizing available resources.
Some of the largest global organizations across financial, pharmaceutical, energy, retail, and government sectors trust Opora to help shield their operations against their most persistent adversaries.
Yuval Diskin is a founder and Active Chairman of Opora. Prior to founding Opora, Diskin, Tsafrir Kats & Dr. Tamir Bechor created, Diskin Advanced Technologies, a security consultancy serving global enterprises. The three also partnered with Volkswagen AG to found Cymotive, a cyber security company, developing cutting edge solutions for connected, electric and driverless cars. As the 12th Director of the Israeli Security Agency (Shin Bet),
Diskin led the development of the Shin Bet’s cyber capabilities. Diskin has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine.
Chris Bell is co-founder and CEO of Opora. He is a serial entrepreneur with extensive knowledge of the cybersecurity industry. Chris was a co-founder of Securonix, a market leader in security analytics, and served as its COO and also led Business Development. As founder of Evantix, he architected the world’s first IT risk reporting bureau for on-demand risk and compliance reporting. He has also held senior management positions at both Deloitte and EY in their IT security and risk management practices.
Noam Jolles is an Opora co-founder and its Chief Intelligence Officer. She co-founded Opora to deliver the value of Preemptive Intelligence to the private sector. Noam is a recognized intelligence expert and thought leader in information gathering, analysis and outcomes. Over the past two decades, she has served in a variety of roles leading intelligence R&D and core intelligence operations for the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) and Israeli Security Agency (Shin Bet). Her focus is empowering security executives and their teams to preempt cyber adversaries from inflicting damage on extended enterprises.
Shai Gabay serves as Opora’s General Manager. He is a highly experienced CISO and CPO, with deep expertise in the financial services and technology sectors. Shai’s customer-centric approach, passion and knowledge of the cyber security field are the pillars supporting his success as an entrepreneur. Formerly, he was the Vice President of Services and Vice President of Product at Cynet and Chief Information Officer for Cyberbit.
Neil Stratz is an accomplished sales leader with expertise in enterprise and early-stage revenue generation. As Opora’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales he is responsible for building high-performing direct and indirect sales channels to help drive Opora’s growth. Neil previously held sales and go-to-market leadership roles at SafeBreach, Webroot, Proofpoint, and Juniper Networks. Based in Silicon Valley, he has led or contributed to over $1 Billion in M&A exits over the past 15 years.
Roy Peretz serves as Opora’s VP of Product Management. He is responsible for its product strategy and vision. Roy brings nearly two decades of experience driving market-leading cybersecurity product strategy and development from inital concept to customer delivery. Prior to Opora, Roy was an additional founder in Whitebox Security and led its product management function. His knowledge, vision and practical guidance resulted in its acquisition by SailPoint. (NYSE:SAIL).
Oded Awaskar is the director of Threat Intelligence and Delivery at Opora. He has over 10 years experience in the Information Security market. Oded has held a variety of roles in security architecture, SOC management, and security analysis at leading companies such as Palo Alto Networks and CheckPoint. Oded also served as a security specialist for the Office of the Prime Minister in Israel. He is certified as an Ethical Hacker and occasionally lectures on Information Security.