The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will not thrive without cybersecurity as one of its pillars.
Critical infrastructure and other industrial organizations still rely on ICS and SCADA systems that were designed decades ago, lacking most of the security controls we now take for granted in enterprise IT networks.
As IT and OT networks converge to support IIoT initiatives such as Smart Manufacturing and SmartGrid, we can no longer rely on perimeter firewalls and other legacy defenses that weren’t designed to address targeted threats, zero-day exploits, and careless or malicious insiders.
CyberX provides the most widely-deployed industrial cybersecurity platform for continuous, non-invasive risk assessment and M2M anomaly detection. Our purpose-built platform enables organizations to detect and respond faster to risk in their industrial networks. Recognized by Gartner as a “Cool Vendor,” CyberX is the only ICS security vendor selected for the SINET16 Innovator Award sponsored by the US DHS and DoD.
Supporting all industrial protocols, our technology is rapidly deployed with zero impact on operations, integrating via REST APIs with all HMIs and SIEMs. CyberX uses patent-pending M2M behavioral analytics to model ICS networks as deterministic sequences of states and transitions, a technique known as finite state modeling (FSM). Combined with other analytics and proprietary ICS threat intelligence, this enables rapid detection of industrial malware such as BlackEnergy and Havex, and vulnerabilities such as unauthorized remote access and device misconfigurations.
CyberX was founded by Omer Schneider and Nir Giller, both veterans of an elite IDF cybersecurity unit charged with securing their country’s national critical infrastructure. With deep domain expertise and practical real-world experience with OT networks, we’ve engineered our platform to quickly deliver practical insights to ICS security and operations teams. Our deployments currently span diverse industrial sectors including energy, manufacturing, electric utilities, water, oil & gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and transportation.
Meet Our Team
Omer Schneider, CEO and Co-Founder
Omer is a domain expert in the Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security arena. During his extended military career at the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Omer headed the cyber security operations, research and development in an elite unit and was a member of the Israeli national cyber security initiative. Omer is a contributing member of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and is a frequent speaker at industry events. Omer holds a BSc. in Computer Engineering from the Technion Institute, and an MBA degree from Tel Aviv University Business School.
Nir Giller, CTO and Co-Founder
Nir is a seasoned security researcher with extensive knowledge and experience in securing OT networks. Following a lengthy military career, as a Team Leader and a Security System Engineer in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) elite cyber unit, Nir, a domain expert in his field, co-founded CyberX. Nir brings to CyberX the invaluable combination of a true technology visionary with vast hands-on expertise. Nir holds a BSc. in Computer Engineering from the Tel Aviv University.
Jim Blaschke, VP Sales and Business Development
Jim leads CyberX’s sales and partner management in North America. He brings more than 30 years of sales, business development, channels, OEM partner and marketing experience in technology companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 50, including Lockheed Martin, GE and Sun Microsystems. Jim’s background includes 10 years bringing ICS and database security solutions to critical infrastructure companies. He holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Adam Wolman, VP Sales EMEA & APAC
Adam leads CyberX’s sales and partner management in EMEA & APAC. He brings more than 15 years of sales and channel experience. In his role, Adam directs the go-to-market strategy and the end-to-end sales process to successfully penetrate and grow new territories, build and nurture a partners’ network and accelerate the company’s footprint. Prior to joining CyberX Adam held sales management roles at Windward and Aeronautics. Adam holds a Bsc. in Computer Engineering (Cum Laude) from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
Phil Neray, VP of Industrial Cybersecurity & Marketing
Phil is responsible for CyberX’s global marketing including product and corporate marketing, branding, demand creation, and channel marketing. He has a track record of scaling both start-ups and larger organizations, including enterprise security leaders such as IBM Security/Q1 Labs, Guardium, Veracode, and Symantec. With a BSEE from McGill University and graduate-level coursework at the Boston University School of Management, Phil began his career as an engineer on oil rigs in South America and later as a software product manager. He’s certified in cloud security (CCSK) and has a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu.