Combining Israeli cyber innovation with
a century of German automotive engineering.

We believe that no two cyber problems are the same and every security challenge requires its own tweaks and tricks. This is why we offer our clients tailor made problem solving strategies, fortified by our unique Purple approach. Both ensure that every problem is tackled hermetically and holistically.

Comprised of some of the industry’s sharpest cyber calibers working closely together across Israel and Germany, CYMOTIVE brings to OEMs and Tier-1s a holistic offensive-defensive approach which has proven itself as the most effective in coping with the evolving threats of Automotive Cyber Security. Our Red and Blue security experts work hand in hand to secure your consumers, fleet and brand from cyber threats.

We call this the Purple approach.

Company History

CYMOTIVE Technologies was co-founded in 2016 by Volkswagen Group and top-tier Israeli security experts (Yuval Diskin, Tsafrir Kats, and Dr. Tamir Bechor). The fusion of their expertise, knowledge, and experience is leveraged to address the increasing security needs of the automotive industry, in order to facilitate the advancement of disruptive technologies in the New Mobility arena.

With an international presence in Israel and Germany, and thanks to our cutting edge approach to the Engineering Lifecycle in its entirety as well as product development, CYMOTIVE has been selected by Volkswagen Group as the go-to expert for its cybersecurity needs.


Yuval Diskin

Chairman of Board

Yuval Diskin has extensive experience working in security. As the former Director of the Israel Security Agency (ISA), Yuval played a significant role in leading the development of the Agency’s offensive – defensive cyber capabilities.

In 2012, he 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 Kats brings to the company cutting-edge technological entrepreneurship and leadership in Cyber Security. Before joining CYMOTIVE, Tsafrir was the COO, and prior to that, the Head of the Technology Division at the ISA.

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



Dr. Tamir Bechor has more than three decades of accumulated professional, managerial and academic experience in the fields of Information Technology and Cyber Security.

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 on 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.

Giving back

We at CYMOTIVE see a great value in giving back value to the community. This is why, since the very early days of CYMOTIVE, we have chosen to adopt schools that were recognized by Israel’s Ministry of Education as “below the red bar”, meaning schools that are below the minimum official school standards in Israel.

In 2018 over 50% of CYMOTIVE employees volunteered to mentor students and teach them the basic principles of software programming.

By leading and taking part in such projects, we believe we can help in building a bridge between talented kids from low social-economical backgrounds to the hi-tech industry, as we create an opportunity for kids to learn the basic ideas of software programming.

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