About us

We are nation-state grade cyber defense and strategy experts. Our mission is to enable organizations in their cyber defense challenge, providing them with state-of-the art consulting, services, and solutions to help them proactively and holistically defend themselves in a new era of constantly evolving cyber threats — in both volume and level of sophistication.

Attackers, often backed by nation-states, use tools developed by the National Security Agency and other top worldwide defense agencies, that have now leaked to the Darknet.

Our holistic approach includes a comprehensive understanding of your business processes and critical and strategic assets including human resources, physical security, and supply chain vendors. We assess and handle threats from the viewpoint of highly sophisticated hackers and attackers to ensure fully defend your organization from top to bottom.

HolistiCyber brings years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Our world class experts are cybersecurity veterans of the Intelligence branch of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). They have served at the front line of critical nation-state cybersecurity operations, both offensive and defensive. Therefore, our team’s expert analysts perform sophisticated, advanced nation-state level cybersecurity testing and assessments, working with your busy IT staff.

Let us put our experience to work for your organization!

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Leadership Team

Ran Shahor Co-Founder & CEO

Ran Shahor

Co-Founder, CEO & Board Member

Ran is a Brigadier General (Ret.) who founded the world-renowned cybersecurity program of the Intelligence branch of the Israeli Defense Forces. After 27 years of service, Ran held multiple leadership roles in the private sector. Prior to co-founding HolistiCyber, Ran was the founder and the Co-CEO of Focal Energy – a clean energy power plant developer and owner. Prior to Focal Energy, Ran was Managing Partner of Star Ventures, a $1 billion global venture capital group. Ran started his career in the elite IDF special forces unit “Sayeret Matkal” and later became the Commander of that unit.

Moshe Ishai Co-Founder & General Manager

Moshe Ishai

Co-Founder, General Manager & Board Member

Moshe is a world class expert in cybersecurity. He serves as a senior advisor to several National Cyber CERT nation level committees. Moshe has over 20 years of broad experience and knowledge in cybersecurity and information systems. He has played a major role in helping global clients in the financial, technology, telecommunications and defense sectors successfully implement cybersecurity defense strategies. Before co-founding HolistiCyber, Moshe served as the CEO of COMSEC – the first and largest information security and cybersecurity consulting group in Israel (with over 140 consultants). Before being appointed CEO of COMSEC, he filled roles as a Division Director, CTO, and VP Services & Projects. Prior to COMSEC, Moshe was at Malam Systems, the largest and the leading IT services group in Israel, where he led the development teams.

Nirit Icekson Vice President of Marketing

Nirit Icekson

Chief Marketing Officer

Nirit is responsible for the marketing & communication strategy and execution of HolisitiCyber globally. Prior to joining HolistiCyber, Nirit was Head of global GEO marketing for Check Point Software Technologies. Previously she held several senior marketing roles at IBM including cloud, application platform, security, and global services marketing, as well as leading the Business Development & Marketing for IBM’s ISVs and developer relations organization in EMEA. Nirit was the founder and CEO of a marketing consultancy firm which focused on Israel’s IT and start-up community. She is a well-known guest lecturer and speaker on Global Business Development and Marketing in various MBA programs.

Alon Yavin Head of Professional Services

Alon Yavin

Head of Professional Services

Alon Yavin brings to HolistiCyber over 18 years of technical and management experience in various professional services, project management and R&D positions in the cybersecurity space. Before HolistiCyber,  Alon led the R&D teams and, later, the professional services of White Cyber Knight where he was responsible for developing innovative enterprise GRC tools. Prior to White Cyber Knight, he led large PKI projects at leading banks in Israel. Alon has previously served as a software development team leader and project manager at the leading edge Israeli Defense Force Information Security Center. Alon holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and an MBA, both from the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology.

Shir Raz Even-Zohar Director of Finance

Shir Raz Even-Zohar

Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining HolistiCyber, Shir was the founder and CEO of SEZ Strategy, a company providing strategic planning for high technology start-up companies.  Before SEZ, she held positions in product management, business development  and customer service for Dario, a healthcare company that creates innovative mobile and digital tools that empower and engage users to lead healthier lives. Previously, Shir was a senior project manager of business development at Medingo Roche, a medical device company that was engaged in the development of solutions for people with diabetes. Shir also served as senior manager at Ernst & Young in the business consultancy group specializing in assisting startup companies from healthcare, and cleantech arena. Shir received a B.A. in Economics and Computer Engineering from Ben Gurion University. She received an M.A. in Economics from Tel Aviv University.

Peter Cohen Managing Director - EMEA

Peter Cohen

Managing Director - EMEA

Peter is experienced in implementing cyber-defensive controls in the face of nation-state and hands on keyboard attacks. He is passionate about understanding the threat, and what it really means in terms of risk, before considering any kind of security change. Formerly directing the commercial and threat intelligence teams within the detection and response division of F-Secure, Peter is now responsible for HolistiCyber’s commercial and delivery activities across the EMEA region.


Avery More Board Member

Avery More

Board Member

Avery has served as a member of our board of directors since 2019 after leading the most recent funding round for HolistiCyber. Mr. More has been investing in Technology companies since 1994 through his own funds and working with larger VC Funds (Sevin Rosen and Menlo Ventures). Recent successful liquidity events were the SolarEdge IPO, the sale of Datorama to Salesforce.com and the Sale of Dome9 Security to Checkpoint Technologies. Prior to his Investment career, Mr. More was the president and chief executive officer of CompuCom Systems Inc. from 1989 to 1993. Mr. More currently serves on the board of directors of Appdome, OverOps & BuzzStream. Avery holds an Electrical Engineer degree from the Technion.

Nathan Shuchami Board Member

Nathan Shuchami

Board Member

Nathan brings 25 years of global executive experience in the high tech and cybersecurity arenas. From 2015  to 2019 Nathan served as the VP of Emerging Products with Check Point, holding global sales responsibility for the advanced security solutions, including cloud security, mobile security, endpoint security, and advanced threat prevention. From 2014- 2015, Nathan served as the CEO and co-founder of Hyperwise Security, an advanced threat prevention startup acquired by Check Point.

Prior to that Nathan served as the VP of Database Security with McAfee as well as the CEO and co-founder of Sentrigo Inc., a database security startup acquired by McAfee.

Today Nathan is a managing partner with Hyperwise Ventures, an early stage Venture Capital that focuses on cybersecurity and enterprise software.

Zohar Alon

Board Member

Zohar Alon is a cyber security pioneer, serial entrepreneur, and investor.  In the late 90s, as one of the early employees at Check Point, Zohar created Provider-1, the first security management solution for MSSPs still used by many today. Zohar’s third start-up, Dome9 Security, defined and led the Cloud Security Posture Management category before it was acquired by Check Point for $200M in 2018. As an independent investor, Zohar focuses on Cyber, Cloud & DevOps, SaaS and B2B opportunities, and serves on the board of FireFly, Adaptive Shield, Tamnoon, HolistiCyber and Monogoto among others.

Advisory Board

Efraim Halevy Advisor

Efraim Halevy


Mr. Halevy served as the Ninth Head of the Israel Secret Intelligence Service (The “Mossad”) 1998-2002 where he served for forty years. In 1996, he became the Israeli Ambassador to the European Union. Following his service in the Mossad, he was appointed as the Head of the National Security Council. He is also the Head of the Center for Strategic Studies Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the Chairman of the Israeli (Shazar) Center for Jewish History. Mr. Halevy is the author of the book ” Man in the Shadows.”

Dani Arditi Advisor

Dani Arditi


Mr. Arditi holds over 35 years of operational experience in the national security, intelligence, and counter-terrorism fields. He has worked with the Israeli Prime Minister office, National Security Council, Counter Terrorism Bureau, and IDF General Staff, where he oversaw numerous programs, operational and technological, to protect sensitive national systems and sites. These include strategic installations, infrastructure, transportation, borders etc. Mr. Arditi was Director of the Counter Terrorism Bureau during the Second Lebanon War (2006) and later, as Head of Israel’s National Security Council. He was responsible for implementing many of the lessons learned from that war on the national level, specifically planning, readiness, and coordination.

Steve Wisotzki Advisor

Steve Wisotzki


Mr. Wisotzki is head of Global Physical Security for JPMorgan Chase. He is responsible for managing all physical security operations and teams in JPMorgan Chase facilities around the world. Mr. Wisotzki has 28 years of leadership experience as a Special Warfare Officer in the United States Navy, specializing in the areas of security, special operations, global counterterrorism and policy development. Mr. Wisotzki served in various roles throughout his career and represented U.S. Special Operations forces throughout the Middle East, the Pacific, Latin America, Europe and Africa.

William J. (Bill) Teuber, Jr. Advisor

William J. (Bill) Teuber, Jr.


Mr. Teuber is the Senior Operating Principal at Bridge Growth Partners, a private equity firm based in New York. He is also the former Vice Chairman of EMC Corporation, where he held the role from May 2006 until September 2016. From 2006 to 2012, he oversaw EMC’s Global sales and distribution organization, responsible for driving EMC’s growth and market leadership worldwide. He served as EMC’s Chief Financial Officer from 1996 to 2006. Before joining EMC, Mr. Teuber was a Partner at Coopers and Lybrand, now PriceWaterhouse Coopers from 1988 to 1995.
Mr. Teuber is a member of the board of directors of CRH, Popular Inc., and of Inovalon. He holds an MBA degree from Babson College, a Master of Science in Taxation from Bentley College, and a Bachelor’s degree from The College of the Holy Cross.

Steven Mail


Steven is the founder of the largest single manager global macro hedge fund in Europe. His investments center around companies that deliver insights to hidden areas of the enterprise.

Steven has over 20 year of experience in investment banking and hedge fund. After starting with Societe Generale and BNP Paribas, Steven left the banking world to found and manage two of Europe’s largest global macro hedge funds. Both listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.

Steven is a visionary leader and advisor  to start-up tech companies in a wide range of areas of expertise including , cyber security; digital media; property development and sports management.
In 2014, Steven was appointed a Global Scot, a Scottish business ambassador, by the Scottish Government.

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