Yaniv Harel, PhD, is the General Manager of the Cyber Solution Group at EMC Israel. In his previous roles, in the IDF (Israel Defense Force), he served as the head of several leading technology units. In 2011, he founded the Cyber branch in the Ministry of Defense R&D Directorate (MAFAT) and made it one of the largest branches in the MOD, running dozens of collaborative projects with Israeli companies. In 2002, Harel was awarded the Israel Presidential Medal for Security. He’s the head of Research Strategy at the Cyber interdisciplinary center - ICRC - in Tel-Aviv University. He holds a BSc in Engineering from the Technion, an MBA from Manchester University, and a PhD from Tel Aviv University.