Brig. Gen. (Res.), Israel Defense Forces, Former Head of the Civilian Division, Israel National Cyber Bureau Prime Minister’s Office
Brig. Gen. (Res.) Efrati has served in the Israel Defense Forces for more than twenty-eight years. He commanded numerous prestigious operational and technological positions in military intelligence and received the Creative Thinking Award from the Director of Military Intelligence.
Mr. Rami Efrati is an expert in cyber strategy methods and has many years of experience with anti-terrorism and intelligence technology. Mr. Efrati is one of the founding members and former Head of the Civilian Division of the Israel National Cyber Bureau in the Prime Minister's Office. In this capacity he raised Israel to a leading position in the civilian aspects of global cybersecurity and brought multinational companies to open cyber R&D centers in Israel. Mr. Efrati has leveraged the existential cyber threat to Israel into a unique business opportunity encouraging the development of a large cyber ecosystem supporting hundreds of new cyber related startups.
Mr. Efrati is currently involved in international-level strategic projects for cybersecurity and innovation. Until recently, Mr. Efrati was a founder and President of Firmitas Cyber Solutions - focusing on providing a unique technological approach for the security of mission-critical infrastructure and industrial internet of things.
Mr. Efrati has over 20 years of civilian experience and has been involved in entrepreneurial activities with both start-up and established companies in the cybersecurity, high tech, and bio-technology sectors. Mr. Efrati is an Associate in the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzelia (IDC), a place he shares his unique experience in the cyber terror world. Mr. Efrati is also a guest expert and lecturer in the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and a Senior Cyber Fellow in Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Science, Technology, and Security in Tel-Aviv University.
Mr. Efrati is an advisory board member at Securonix – an industry-leading platform for security analytics that provides advanced monitoring and threat detection capabilities. Mr. Efrati is serving the community as Past District Governor of Lions Clubs in Israel.