Menny Barzilay

Menny Barzilay

CEO & Cyber Security Strategist at FortyTwo



Menny is an internationally known cyber security expert. He is a former CISO in the intelligence forces of the Israeli Defense Forces (Capt. (Res), and worked at Bank Hapoalim Group (the largest Israeli banking group) for 10 years in various positions including the head of the IT Audit Department.

Menny is a strategic advisor to international enterprises as well as startup companies. He is a member of the Senior Cyber Forum at the Yuval Neā€™eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security and the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at the Tel-Aviv University. He is a member of the International Cyber Security Conference organizers team and co-created the Israeli hacking challenge. Menny also leads an esteemed community of Israeli cyber security experts.

In addition to his ongoing activities, Menny lectures and serves as the host and panelists at conventions, conferences and professional work groups worldwide and his publications are featured in renowned computer magazines.

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Securing the unsecure

Battle stations: businesses, governments and cyberwarfare

"If you're a hacker you only have to succeed one time if you're security you have to succeed every time." Menny Barzilay, Founder and CEO of FortyTwo, sits down and lays out the impending dangers that billions of affordable, mass-produced IoT devices will bring to the world of security, and how it is impossible for countries today to continue with the idea that physical borders can protect them from the warfare of the modern world.

Menny Barzilay