Lior Frenkel

Lior Frenkel

Active Advisor, CISO – Israel

Lior Frenkel, as an Active Advisor for GlobalGuard iT and a key figure in the Israeli government’s cybersecurity efforts, brings a wealth of experience in cybersecurity sector, particularly in industrial control networks. His contribution to developing national cybersecurity systems and programs showcases his deep understanding of this field’s complexities. His industry expertise is complemented by a strategic thinking approach and a strong networking ability. Lior’s career, spanning over 25 years, is marked by his ability to blend tech innovation with practical business strategies.

Lior’s work has a strong connection to the Israeli government and its cybersecurity initiatives. His company, Waterfall Security Solutions, has been certified by Israeli Government Security Agencies. The solutions provided by his company are used to protect critical infrastructures in Israel and around the world, including power plants, airports, and railway systems.

Lior serves in several influential positions within Israeli industry associations. He is a member of the management at the Israeli High-Tech Association (HTA) and the Manufacturers’ Association of Israel. These organizations play a crucial role in shaping the industrial and technology sectors in Israel, often interacting with the government, and advocating for their respective industries. Lior’s influence extends to his role as the Chairman of the Israel Cyber Forum. In this position, he leads efforts to promote the Israeli cybersecurity industry on a global scale. He also frequently contributes to regulatory steering committees, governmental forums, public hearings, and closed-door briefings.

Lior is a graduate of Bar-Ilan University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Statistics. His academic background is complemented by his contributions to the field in the form of multiple patents and patent applications, mainly in cybersecurity for both OT and IT environments.