About US

About US

CYMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

CYMOTIVE Technologies is conquering a new frontier - cyber security for the automotive industry

We have created a team of first-class cyber experts, many of whom have led nationwide implementation of cyber security solutions. Taking a uniquely holistic approach, these defensive-proactive experts are developing comprehensive, state-of-the-art cyber security solutions that are tailored to the specific and ever-evolving needs of the automotive industry. Our work is undertaken in collaboration with Volkswagen, the largest car manufacturer in the world, which is also one of the company’s shareholders.

CYMOTIVE is led by the former director of the Israeli Security Agency (ISA), Yuval Diskin, together with Tsafrir Katz and Dr. Tamir Bechor, both forward-thinking leaders in the field of security. The fusion of their expertise, knowledge and experience is being leveraged to address the increasing security needs of the connected cars, and to enable the automotive industry’s advancement in this new, challenging, and fast-changing arena of vehicle connectivity.

With an international presence, and a cutting-edge approach to services and product development, CYMOTIVE has become the go-to expert for the cyber security needs of the global automotive industry.  

Our Team

Yuval Diskin
Yuval Diskin
Chairman

Yuval Diskin has extensive experience working in security. As Head of the Israel Security Agency (ISA), he had overall responsibility for a range of areas, including intelligence, personnel protection, protecting and defending against terrorism, domestic terrorism, counter-intelligence, national security and politics, protecting state secrets and the nation’s critical assets.

During his time as ISA Director, Yuval also led the development of the Agency’s counter-cyber terrorism capabilities – both offensive, preventing terrorist and suicide attacks to the point of their termination in Israel, and defensive, protecting Israel’s essential infrastructure.

In 2012, Yuval was named by Foreign Policy magazine in the US as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers, for his standout contribution to the intellectual debate around foreign policy.

Yuval has a Bachelor’s degree in Israeli Studies and Political Science from Bar-Ilan University, and a Master’s degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Haifa.

Tsafrir Katz
Tsafrir Katz
CEO and Board Member

Tsafrir Katz brings to the company his cutting-edge technological entrepreneurship and leadership in cyber security. Before joining CYMOTIVE, he was COO, and prior to that, the Head of the Technology Division, at the ISA, with a rank equivalent to that of general.

With knowledge that covers advanced integration of defense electronics systems and cyber technologies, Tsafrir is a systems-thinking entrepreneur, uniquely position to lead other innovators, taking them to the forefront of the science. 

Tsafrir has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and an Executive MBA from Tel Aviv University.

Tamir Bechor
Tamir Bechor
Cymotive Technologies GmbH. CEO, and Board Member

Tamir has more than three decades of accumulated professional, managerial and academic experience in the fields of Information Technology and Cyber Security. He has extensive experience in handling national security problems and delivering innovative and highly secure information technologies under varying circumstances. 

Tamir has a proven track record in providing strategic cyber security consultancy services for a broad range of organizations across the globe. He was previously involved in coaching business leaders about the nature of cyber-threats that shape the digital economy, and the strategies by which leading companies create greater confidence in cyberspace. 
    
Tamir earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Tel Aviv University. He is a Professor of Information Technology and Cyber Security at Claremont Graduate University, California, US. He is also a permanent member of the Advisory Board for AutoUni, the Institute for Information Technology (IFI) of the Volkswagen Group. 

Ralf Milke
Ralf Milke
Board Member

Ralf is the Head of Electrics/Electronics Development Department Vehicle Body Electronics and On-Board Power Supply, Volkswagen AG

Jürgen Klöpffer,
Jürgen Klöpffer
Board Member

Jürgen Klöpffer is President and Member of the Management Board at AutoVision GmbH.

Beate Hofer
Beate Hofer
Board Member

Beate Hofer is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Volkswagen AG