Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Menny Barzilay, Cybersecurity Expert

Interview Of The Week: Menny Barzilay

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Who: Menny Barzilay, a cyber security expert, is a strategic advisor to large corporates, states and governments and sits on the advisory board of several startup companies. He is a former Chief Information Security Officer in the intelligence services of the Israeli Defense Force (Capt. Res.) and held several tech-related managerial positions at Israel’s Bank Hapoalim.

Topic: Accelerating cybersecurity threats and how corporates should prepare for the years ahead.

Quote: “The challenges ahead are greater than those we have ever faced. The end of 2020 was terrible but 2021 is likely to make last year look like a piece of cake. We already know that more companies than ever are going to get hacked in 2021.”


About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.