Silverfort’s CTO and Co-Founder Yaron Kassner is a cybersecurity and big data technology expert. Before co-founding Silverfort, Yaron served as a big data expert consultant for Cisco. He also developed new capabilities involving big data analytics and machine learning algorithms at Microsoft. Prior to that Yaron served at the 8200 elite cyber unit of the Israel Defense Forces, where he led a reputable R&D team, raised to the rank of Captain, and received a prestigious excellence award. He is also a mentor on the 8200yf alumni program. Yaron holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics, Summa Cum Laude, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.