Our vision

XM Cyber, a Schwarz Group Company, is a leading hybrid cloud security company that’s changing the way innovative organizations approach cyber risk. Our award-winning Exposure Management platform lets you continuously see your on-prem and cloud networks through the eyes of an attacker and spot attacks before they happen. Because when you see all the ways in, you can keep them all out.

Why XM Cyber

With the rise of digitalization, security is paramount to protecting growing ecosystems. XM Cyber brings an innovative approach to proactively prevent cyber-attacks by modeling how an attacker propagates the network. By discovering critical attack paths across on-premises and multi-cloud networks, it helps organizations cost-effectively close security gaps before systems are compromised.

“We combine a variety of attack techniques – exactly as the hacker would combine them. And we show you all the possibilities, all the potential attack paths, from any breached point to any of your critical assets, across on premises to cloud networks. Now organizations can gain a single, comprehensive and accurate view of their security posture.”
Noam Erez
CEO of XM Cyber
“Finding and closing security gaps from an attacker’s perspective is a disruptive approach to the way organizations can proactively protect their networks. XM Cyber’s solution builds on our strong IT security to further protect our customers, partners, and ourselves as a company.”
Christian Müller
Chief Information Officer of Schwarz Group

See all ways you can secure the future

If your organization is like most, you’re drowning in siloed data which lacks context of the risk to your critical assets, but you can’t see what impacts your risk the most or how they come together to be exploited by an attacker – much less how to efficiently eliminate them. And that’s a big disconnect. You can see that you’ve invested in all the best tools, but you still can’t see if your network is secure or not. XM Cyber lets you see all ways.

Continuous risk visibility
Accurate risk prioritization
Cost-effective remediation
Hybrid-cloud attack surface reduction
Security posture score and trends

Meet the leadership

Noam Erez
Before co-founding XM Cyber, Noam Erez spent over 25 years with the Israeli Intelligence Community. Mr. Erez brings extensive managerial experience, leading technological and operational divisions, where he planned and executed a growth strategy for cyber capabilities.
Noam Erez Co-Founder and CEO
Boaz Gorodissky
Boaz Gorodissky is a 30-year veteran of the Israeli Intelligence Community, most recently serving as Head of the Technology. In this role, he re-organized and headed technology divisions, overseeing thousands of engineers and a large-scale budget. Mr. Gorodissky began his career as a software engineer and then founded the first offensive cyber department. Mr. Gorodissky holds a B.Sc. in mathematics and computer science and an M.Sc. in computer science from the university of Tel-Aviv.
Boaz Gorodissky Co-Founder and CTO
Naama Halevi Davidov
Dr. Naama Halevi Davidov is an experienced finance leader, bringing over 25 years of proven track record seeing technology companies through global expansion and scale. Naama holds a CPA (Israel) license, a Ph.D in Strategy from Tel Aviv University and an MBA and  B.A in Accounting and Economics from the Tel Aviv University. Naama servers on the Board of several NASDAQ publicly traded companies and is a mother of four.  
Naama Halevi Davidov CFO
Ronen Segal
Ronen Segal has over 19 years of experience developing and managing complex software products in multi-disciplinary areas – particularly in the cyber offensive field. He previously served as the CTO of Comigo, where he and his teams developed revolutionary products for the TV industry. Before Comigo, Mr. Segal served for 10 years in the IDF’s Elite Intelligence Unit 8200, where he led multiple cyber offensive projects.
Ronen Segal SVP R&D
Menachem Shafran
Menachem Shafran is a product leader with more than 15 years of experience in product management and cybersecurity. Mr. Shafran has managed complex product ranging from cybersecurity, homeland security, DevOps automation to mobile applications. His strength in creating a product vision,  aligning R&D efforts with sales and marketing has been demonstrated over the years during his tenure at Quali, NowForce, now part of Verint (VRNT), and Radware (RDWR). Prior to his roles in product management, Mr. Shafran served for 5 years in the IDF’s Elite Intelligence Unit 8200, where he served both as a researcher and as a team leader. Mr. Shafran holds a B.Sc in mathematics from the Hebrew University and B.Mus in percussion.
Menachem Shafran SVP Strategy and Innovation
Sharron brings over 20 years of global enterprise marketing experience across a wide range of activities including, market analysis and strategy, product launch and messaging, building brand and demand. Prior to XM Cyber, she held various marketing leadership roles at Sisense, Minerva Labs, Verint (Cognyte), Tufin and CyberArk. Sharron graduated from Hebrew University and holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University.
Sharron Malaver SVP Marketing
Shay has been a cybersecurity evangelist for more than 15 years, working with customers to continually improve their security.He's currently the VP of Customer Experience at XM Cyber, helping customers continuously reduce their cyber exposures and establish holistic and sustainable exposure remediation programs. Shay leads the Customer Success, Services, Support, Operations, and Technical Enablement teams in XM Cyber.
Shay Siksik SVP Customer Experience
Mike Heredia
Mike Heredia has been working at the forefront of the cybersecurity industry for over 20 years working with both established systems integrators and high growth software vendors across the industry. Mike has held regional and global leadership positions for the past 15 years.
Mike Heredia VP Sales EMEA
Kent Rounds is an expert in enterprise technology and Cybersecurity Solutions sales with 20+ years of experience. He has sold to F1000 customers in 38 countries and is known for his ability to win sales in highly competitive markets against long odds. He excels at realigning sales teams, scaling them for growth, and coaching them to rapidly achieve significant and sustained sales. Before XM Cyber, he served as Vice President of Sales Threat Intelligence for Crowdstrike and Senior Vice President Sales at McAfee/Intel. His expertise extends to government sales, both domestic and foreign and his experience includes all major geographies: AMS, APAC, Japan, EMEA, and META.
Kent Rounds VP Sales North America
Stree is a recognized industry leader across Asia Pacific for his deep IT, networking and security knowledge, across both public and private sectors. Stree has held executive level positions with companies such as Imperva, Cato Networks, Sun Microsystems, Brio Software, Hyperion, Plumtree, Axway, Tumbleweed, Radware, Anomali and Art Technology Group. He has a proven track record of effectively executing and growing new territories within Cyber Security, Networking, and Business Intelligence domains with great success.
Stree Naidu VP Sales APJ
Zev Barkan
Before becoming XM Cyber's VPO, Zev Barkan spent over 30 years with the Israeli Intelligence Community. Mr. Barkan brings  managerial experience, leading technological and operational divisions, including areas such as cyber, IT and was in charge of the International Cooperation Division. Mr. Barkan holds a BA in Political Science and Management from the Open University, and a MA in Political Science from Bar Ilan University.
Zev Barkan SVP Operations
Zur Ulianitzky
Zur Ulianitzky is an experienced information security researcher, skilled in red teaming and penetration testing. He has published groundbreaking research in the field of cloud security and red teaming with deep expertise in attack techniques from both an offensive and defensive perspective. Prior to joining XM Cyber, he served as an information security consultant at Ernst & Young. During his military service with the Israel Defense Forces, Zur served as a software engineer and team leader developing military communication products.  
Zur Ulianitzky SVP Product and Security Research
An IT Infrastructure division manager with over 30 years of experience in the Israeli Intelligence Community, Shimon has led multi-disciplinary Information Technologies infrastructures in enterprise and complex secured organizations on-premises and in cloud.He is the Co-founder and CEO of Cyber Observer, the premier Cyber Security Continuous Controls Monitoring (CCM) platform. CCM reduces business losses and audit costs by leveraging technology that performs continuous monitoring and auditing, to deliver end-to-end Cyber Security posture management on-premises and in cloud. Shimon holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science.   
Shimon Becker SVP Observer Integration
Moti Ram
Software Manager with over 20 years of building and managing complex software system and organizational architectures, Moti served in the CTO office of the Israeli Intelligence Community, building and managing multi-disciplinary projects. He is the Co-founder and VP R&D of Cyber Observer, the premier Cyber Security Continuous Controls Monitoring (CCM) platform. CCM reduces business losses and audit costs by leveraging technology that performs continuous monitoring and auditing, to deliver end-to-end Cyber Security posture management on-premises and in cloud. Moti holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science.
Moti Ram VP Observer Engineering

Our values


Before all, the business goals and success of our customers come first. We create real transformation and insist on making a unique and meaningful impact that generates immediate results.


Security is in our DNA; the cloud is our everyday life. Stopping attacks is what we do. Our motivation will always be driven by true passion to innovate and lead.


Since 2016, we’re on a constant look out for our clients and partners to ensure their needs are being fulfilled.


Patents, security certifications, awards, we are restless visionaries that strive to always be on top of our game.


In order to create great change, we believe a path of trust between us and our customers must be paved.

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APT Simulation Provider XM Cyber Raises $22 Million

XM Cyber, an Israel-based company that provides an automated APT simulation and remediation platform, on Tuesday announced that it has raised $22 million in…

XM Cyber Closes $22M Series A Funding

XM Cyber, a Herzliya, Israel-based provider of the an automated APT simulation and remediation platform, closed a $22m Series A funding. Backers included Macquarie Capital,…

Israel’s XM Cyber closes $22m funding

Israel-based cybersecurity firm XM Cyber has closed a $22 million Series A funding round with the participation of Macquarie Capital, Nasdaq Ventures, Our Innovation…

Israeli cybersecurity firm XM Cyber raises $22 mln

Israeli cybersecurity firm XM Cyber said on Tuesday it raised $22 million in a private funding round, bringing its total raised to date to…

Cyber Start-up Founded by Ex-Mossad Head Raises $22 Million

XM Cyber, an award-winning cybersecurity start-up founded by former Mossad director Tamir Pardo and leading figures from the intelligence community, has raised $22 million…

Nasdaq Ventures Backs Cybersecurity Startup Founded by Former Mossad Director

XM Cyber, a cybersecurity startup co-founded by retired Mossad Director Tamir Pardo, has raised a $22 million series A, the company announced Tuesday. The…

XM Cyber closes Series A funding round, opens up search for the best MSSP and integrator partners

XM Cyber is a startup with a differentiated platform that they describe as a ‘game-changer’ product, that simulates cyber-attacks along the entire attack path to…

XM Cyber raises $22 million to automate cybersecurity

There’s a reason that by 2021, the number of unfilled cybersecurity jobsworldwide is expected to reach 3.5 million. An estimated 230,000 new forms of malware…

Former Mossad chief’s XM Cyber raises $22m

Tamir Pardo was one of the founders of the Israeli cybersecurity company, which has developed a fully automated APT simulation and remediation platform.

Breach and Attack Simulation: Find Vulnerabilities before the Bad Guys Do

Despite having deployed multiple solutions to create a defense in depth and having followed all the industry best practices, some of the very best…

Watch: Netanyahu, Merkel attend innovation exhibition

PM, German Chancellor attend an innovation exhibit, and meet with Israeli and German businesspeople at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

Cybersecurity Is Not a Job for Humans

Is artificial intelligence better suited than humans to keeping our networks safe? Keeping our networks secure from hackers is becoming too big a job for…

Product Review by SC Media – HaXM by XM Cyber

HaXM is a substantive effort by XM Cyber to be among the forefront of advanced persistent threat (APT) simulation platforms that continuously expose all…

Black Hat 2018: Attack Simulation

Inspector Clouseau, of Pink Panther fame, had Cato Fong, his manservant, attack him by surprise to keep his self-defense reflexes strong. (And funny) Businesses…

XM Cyber Fights Hackers With An Automated Red Team

Automation and artificial intelligence: two technologies that are key in cybersecurity today. Just ask XM Cyber, one of the latest cybersecurity startups to hit…

AI-Augmented Security: Can Cyberattackers Counter It?

XM Cyber’s Adi Ashkenazy on the Latest Trends

All Ahead Full… Bureaucracy: The DoD’s New “Do Not Buy” Software List

Another day, another head scratcher from the DoD regarding cyber security policies. BleepingComputer.com reported on July 30 that the Department of Defense (DOD) has been quietly…

XM Cyber Recognized in Two Gartner Cybersecurity Reports

Named in “Market Guide for Vulnerability Assessment” and  “Hype Cycle for Threat-Facing Technologies, 2018”

Interview of Adi Ashkenazy, VP Product at XM Cyber, on Cyber Defense TV

Adi Ashkenazy, VP Product at XM Cyber, is talking on Cyber Defense TV about Advanced Persistent Threats simulation and remediation to always stay ahead…

These are the 61 most innovative startups in the world

Innovation doesn’t just belong to Silicon Valley — it comes from everywhere. That’s the message from the World Economic Forum sent with its annual…

How Does IoT Expand Hackers’ Attack Surface?

What constitutes a weak link? And what can be done to mitigate growing threats via IoT?

XM Cyber awarded “Technology Pioneer” by World Economic Forum

XM Cyber, founded by top executives from Israel’s cyber intelligence community and provider of the first fully automated APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) simulation and…

Cyber attacks are shutting down countries, cities and companies. Here’s how to stop them.

What if a cyber attack took over a government’s IT network, bringing an entire nation to its feet? Does this seem like a far-flung…

8 Israeli Startups On World Economic Forum’s 2018 Technology Pioneers List

Eight Israeli startups were on the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers cohort of 2018 list, which was unveiled Thursday.

World Economic Forum’s List of Technology Pioneers Recognizes Eight Israeli Startups

The WEF named LiDAR company Innoviz, sensor developer Vayyar, and water security startups Water-Gen and Utilis among its 2018 innovative startups list.

World Economic Forum Announces Technology Pioneers 2018 That Will Change The World

The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers community are early-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies…

Introducing the Technology Pioneers Cohort of 2018

The Technology Pioneers cohort of 2018 brings together 61 early-stage companies from around the world that are pioneering new technologies and innovations ranging from…

In the coming month, we’ll be seeing rival team drama at its best

In both the soccer field & security environments, masterminding tactics is key

Purple Pays: XM Cyber and the Importance of Security Automation

“The state of global cybersecurity is not faring well,” warns XM Cyber co-founder and CEO Noam Erez, “and the consensus is that it’s about…

Security Mistakes that Could Cripple the Network

“Developers are technical and secretive & don’t like being limited. They often have a high level of privileges giving them all kinds of access…

Gartner Security Summit: Enterprises, Vendors Respond to Cybercriminals

Vulnerabilities abound and cybercriminals are more aggressive than ever, but enterprises and security vendors are responding – and the sales numbers prove it.

XM Cyber Provides First APT Simulation Platform

In effect, XM Cyber’s HaXM platform works as an automated purple team that fluidly combines offensive red teaming with defensive blue teaming to ensure…

XM Cyber’s APT Simulation & Remediation Platform Earns Frost & Sullivan’s Technology Innovation Award

XM Cyber’s automated platform, HaXM, empowers organisations to monitor continuously and remediate the gaps in their cybersecurity setup

Spy Games: Ex-Mossad Chief’s Cybersecurity Startup Counters Attacks With A Hacker’s Mindset

For decades Tamir Pardo worked in the shadows, in a career that began in the Israeli military’s most elite commando unit and culminated in…

Is there finally a way to tame APTs?

With the increasing sophistication of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), it’s crucial to stay up-to-date on the latest, most advanced cybersecurity technologies.

Find and fix the exposures that put your critical assets at risk with ultra-efficient remediation.

See what attackers see, so you can stop them from doing what attackers do.