The Role Identity Plays in Nearly Every Attack—Including Ransomware – Hed Kovetz – RSA24 #1

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Hed Kovetz
CEO & Co-Founder at Silverfort

Hed Kovetz is a cybersecurity expert and entrepreneur, best known as the CEO and co-founder of Silverfort, the leading Identity Protection Platform. With a background deeply rooted in cybersecurity, Hed brings a wealth of experience from both military and civilian sectors to the forefront of his work.

Before his venture into the entrepreneurial world, Hed served in the Israeli 8200 unit, renowned for its expertise in cybersecurity and intelligence. While in the unit, he honed his skills in offensive and defensive security strategies. After his tenure in the military, Hed transitioned to the civilian sphere as a product manager for government contracts, including notable collaborations with Raytheon, where he played a pivotal role in architecting cybersecurity programs for various countries. His work on a massive scale involved building cyber infrastructures from the ground up, yet he found the existing solutions lacking innovation and efficacy.

Guided by a relentless drive to solve complex problems and a profound understanding of the evolving threat landscape, Hed Kovetz recognized the pivotal role of identity in cyberattacks. This led him to co-found Silverfort with Yaron Kassner & Matan Fatal. Dedicated to revolutionizing identity protection, Hed and his team designed a platform that stops identity threats without disrupting daily operations. As the cybersecurity landscape continues to shift, Hed Kovetz remains a driving force, shaping the future of identity protection.


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