Brett Jackson joined Cyren as CEO in April 2019. An experienced, growth-oriented executive, he has led and scaled multiple companies in the security and analytics markets. He previously served as CEO of Digital Reasoning, an artificial intelligence analytics software company; as CEO and Chairman of Logi Analytics, Digital Harbor, and eSecurity; and as Chief Operating Officer of Cybertrust (acquired by Verizon) and Axent Technologies (acquired by Symantec). He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
Mike Myshrall joined Cyren in 2011 serving as vice president of financial planning & analysis and vice president of corporate development. He brings two decades of investment banking, business development and technology experience. Prior to joining Cyren, he focused on technology strategy, financial advisory and mergers and acquisitions, first with Mercator Capital and more recently with Trilos Ventures. Mike previously held various roles with Nortel, Newbridge Networks, Corvis, and Civcom. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Brunswick and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Lior Kohavi was appointed Cyren’s Chief Strategy Officer and EVP for Advanced Solutions in May 2019, having previously served as Cyren’s CTO for six years. His over 20 years of experience as a technology executive includes work as a business strategy architect at Microsoft, and as vice president of product management and strategy at Whale Communications. He led the development of cryptographic security at Cylink and served as head of the Israel Air Force’s Network and Operations Systems Department. Lior received his Executive MBA from Tel Aviv University and a degree in computer science from Bar-Ilan University.
Dr. Richard Ford joined Cyren as Chief Technology Officer in May 2019. Dr. Ford was previously Chief Scientist and CTO at Forcepoint, and during his career has held positions with Virus Bulletin, IBM Research, Command Software Systems, and NTT Verio. He has published numerous papers and holds several patents in the security area, and held an endowed chair as Head of the Computer Sciences and Cybersecurity Department at the Florida Institute of Technology. Dr. Ford holds a Bachelor’s, Master’s and D.Phil. in Physics from the University of Oxford.
Eric Spindel is responsible for all legal, regulatory, compliance, and corporate governance functions for Cyren. Before joining Cyren, he was a partner at Yigal Arnon & Co., one of Israel’s leading law firms. Prior to joining that, he practiced corporate and securities law for a number of years at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, and also served as internal counsel for a private equity firm. He received a joint JD/MBA degree from Osgoode Hall Law School/Schulich School of Business in Toronto. Spindel is based in Cyren’s Israel office.
Dan Maier is responsible for Cyren’s global marketing activities, including corporate marketing, product marketing, demand generation and public relations. He has more than two decades of experience in senior marketing roles in the technology sector, most recently serving as senior director of product marketing at Zscaler. He previously held Vice President of marketing positions at Tumbleweed, Convirture and DecisionView, among others. Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA.
Atif is responsible for overseeing sales, services, strategic channels and alliances in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region for Cyren, as well as driving additional business in new EMEA territories. With more than 20 years of experience in the security space, Ahmed most recently served in senior sales leadership positions at AppSense, Websense and Check Point Software. He also previously held sales management roles in the security business unit at Azlan and at Acer UK.
As Vice President of Engineering, Einat oversees Cyren's email, web, and cybersecurity platform focusing on product development and go-to-market strategies. She joined Cyren in 2012, and has managed the product development of our WebSecurity and Anti-Malware services. Prior to Cyren, she oversaw product management and authentication with SafeNet, and research and development activities with SanDisk. Einat holds a degree in Computer Science from the Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo.
In 1996, Sigurdur (“Siggi”) Stefnisson joined Frisk, which was acquired by Cyren in 2012. He contributed to the development of numerous cybersecurity innovations, and has become an authority in the field of advanced threat protection. Siggi oversees Cyren’s Advanced Threat Lab and malware research. He is active in the global security community as a reporter for the Wildlist Organization and as a member of CARO (Computer Antivirus Research Organization) whose mission is to research and study malware.
With deep cloud security technical expertise and problem solving skills, Michael Tamir is responsible for Cyren’s global support, deployment and customer success teams. He has previously served as director of security solutions, director of technical services, and director of professional services at Cyren over the past 13 years. Prior to joining the company, Michael spent six years in various system administrator and IT manager roles. Michael is based in Cyren’s Toronto office.
Boris is responsible for the infrastructure and operation of Cyren’s global security cloud. He brings to the task over 20 years of experience deploying, managing and optimizing IT networks and the delivery of cloud services. Boris joined Cyren from Sears Israel (subsidiary of SHC) where he served as Vice President of Operations, and previously held senior operations and infrastructure management positions for several Web based companies including ICAP, Playtech and others. Boris holds B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management (specialization in Information Systems) from Ben-Gurion University in the Negev.
Eva Markowitz, SPHR, SWP, SHRM-SCP joined Cyren as VP, Human Resources in October 2013. With 16 years of Human Resource leadership, Eva is focused on the management and development of Cyren's most valuable asset: its employees. Prior to joining Cyren, she worked as Human Resources Director for the Analysis Research Planning Corporation (ARPC). In addition, she has held positions with Thomas & Herbert Consulting, LLC, and SteelCloud. Eva received her B.A. from the University of Maryland.