Dr. Nethanel Gelernter is the current Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cyberpion. The company mainly deals with investigating unknown security attack vectors and developing effective countermeasures to solve them. As a seasoned security researcher, Gelernter received his Ph.D. in computer science from Bar-llan University, a learning institution that focuses on new attack vectors and web application security. Dr. Gelernter is now leading the cyber security research and studies department in the College of Management Academic Studies, located in Israel. Far from the academic world, Nethanel’s prior roles involve providing consulting services on security for various companies as well as working as a software engineer at Microsoft. In this post, we will discuss the 10 things you didn’t know about Nethanel Gelernter.
1. He is the CEO and Co-founder of Cyberpion
The cybersecurity company Cyberpion was founded in 2016 by Dr. Nethanel Gelernter, alongside with Ran Nahmias and Ori Engelberg. The company has its headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel. According to LinkedIn, Cyberpion helps provides security threat detection and offers effective response solutions for other businesses. The company also helps other organizations to monitor their online assets and the DNS, Web, and Cloud infrastructures on which their online assets operate on. This helps protect these organizations from vulnerabilities and effectively manage their online ecosystem before attackers can exploit them. Additionally, the Cyberpion platform systematically monitors, analyses, and maintains a company’s vast inventory of unknown and known assets. That said, Cyberpion is trusted by most organizations across a broad range of industries, including; banks, media, energy, retail, telecom, and insurance.
2. He was a security researcher at KayHut
From 2015 to 2017, Nethanel worked as a security researcher at a Computer and Network Security company known as KayHut. KayHut is a young, innovative, fast-growing company that mainly deals with providing reliable cyber security solutions to various sectors of the economy. The company is also involved in a number of software security techniques, including; reverse engineering, product development, and algorithm research, among other tech-driven projects.
3. He was a self-employed security consultant
From 2009 to 2015, Nethanel Gelernter served as a self-employed security consultant to many cyber security organizations. During these six years, he helped various businesses hack and come up with defensive cyber security techniques to protect their known and unknown assets from attackers who can exploit them.
4. He was a software engineer at Microsoft
From January 2011 to December 2012, Nethanel worked as a software engineer at Microsoft. Microsoft is a public multinational corporation that was established on 4 April 1975. With its headquarters in Washington, USA, the company is mainly involved in developing, manufacturing, licensing, and supporting a wide range of products and services related to software services. Since its establishment, Microsoft has grown to dominate the home-computer operating service and the office suite market with the launch of the Microsoft Office.
5. He was a security researcher at Bar-llan University
From January 2013 to 2015, Dr. Nethanel was employed as a security researcher at Bar-llan University. Bar-llan University is a public research learning institution located in the Tel Aviv District city of Ramat Gan, Israel. The university was established back in 1955, becoming the second-largest educational institution in Israel.
6. He was an Intelligence officer at Cylus
With expansive knowledge in Software Development and Software Design, Dr. Nethanel Gelernter worked as an Intelligence Officer in a cybersecurity company known as Cylus. The company is the global leader in rail cybersecurity and helps other businesses detect cyber threats over their communication, signal and control networks. Cylus also offers reliable cybersecurity software solutions designed to help metro and rail companies avoid service disruptions and security incidents caused by cyber-attacks. During his two-period in the company, Gelernter led an elite technological team of the Israeli Military Intelligence Corps alongside top executives in the railway industry.
7. He worked with Shaked Zin
Dr. Nethanel Gelernter has worked with the CEO and Co-founder of PureSec, Shaked Zin. Zin is an innovative entrepreneur with a great passion for cybersecurity and developing reliable software and networking systems. Before establishing PureSec in 2016, Zin served as a Department Leader in IDF’s elite training program. Moreover, Shaked Zin and Nethanel Gelernter were enrolled at the Bar-llan University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History.
8. He helped raise an external attack surface management platform
Due to the increasing attacks on digital supply chains by hackers, who get access to a company’s network and confidential information, many external attack surface management services like Cyberpion were involved in helping. Led by the company’s CEO and Co-Founder Nethanel, Cyberpion focused on mapping and analyzing strong connections and solutions to help create a map of a company’s external attack surface. With Cyberpion’s state-of-the-art cybersecurity techniques, all a company’s known and unknown assets are scanned and protected from risks and vulnerabilities.
9. He worked with Yoav Levy
Also involved in the Computer Software industry, Dr. Gelernter worked with the CEO and Co-Founder of Upstream Security, Yoav Levy. With over seventeen years of experience with multinational high-tech businesses, Levy brings reliable leadership skills in marketing, business development, and IT and cybersecurity products management.
10. He helped in the introduction of SecSessions
After receiving his Ph.D. from Bar-llan University, Dr. Nethanel currently leads the cyber security research team and studies at the Israeli College of Management Academic Studies. Through his cybersecurity company Cyberpion, Gelernter has been actively involved in improving global awareness of cybersecurity attacks and initiating small projects to facilitate advancements in the cybersecurity community. Additionally, Dr. Nethanel is also an experienced security researcher with deep knowledge of practical cybersecurity. In collaboration with Tel Aviv Cybersecurity companies, Cyberpion helped in third-party risk assessment, online security threat management, web application security risk management, and external attack surface management.
Dr. Nethanel Gelernter is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Cyberpion. With more than 6 months of experience in the company, he has helped the company become the leading private security company in the industry that specializes in cybersecurity and software development. According to Infosecurity, the company’s annual revenue is estimated to be approximately 8.3 million.