Built by Nation-State Attackers to Stop Attackers

We brought together top cyber attack specialists and pioneering cyber technology entrepreneurs with decades of collective experience in cyber warfare and cyber intelligence. Illusive was built to tackle what has been a significant and urgent problem for cybersecurity practitioners—the challenge to stop Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and other advanced attacks that bypass security controls and silently gain access to organizations’ most risk-sensitive and business-critical digital assets.

Board of Directors

  • Nadav Zafrir

    Chairman of the Board

    Nadav Zafrir is the Chairman of Illusive and co-founder and CEO of Team8, a cybersecurity foundry focused on developing disruptive technologies and launching new cybersecurity companies.

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  • Dave DeWalt

    Vice Chairman

    Dave DeWalt is Vice Chairman of the Board for Illusive. He is the former Executive Chairman, Chief Executive officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of FireEye, Inc.

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  • Yuval Shachar

    Board Member

    Yuval Shachar is a member of Illusive's board and a partner at Marker LLC and Innovation Endeavors. Until 2009, Yuval served as a GM at Cisco, running one of the BU’s in Cisco’s Service Provider group.

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  • Aaron Jacobson

    Board Member

    Aaron Jacobson is a member of Illusive's board. He serves as a director of Tigera, Dreamfactory, and Console, and a board observer at StreamSets, Mimosa Networks, NGINX, and Move Guides.

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  • Ofer Israeli

    Board Member

    Having pioneered deception-based cybersecurity, founder and CEO of Illusive's Ofer Israeli leads the company at the forefront of the next evolution of cyber defense.

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Board of Advisors

  • Steve Katz

    Advisor

    For almost forty years, Steve Katz has been directly involved in establishing, building and directing Information Security and Privacy functions and is recognized as the first ever CISO, a position he held at Citicorp/Citigroup in the 90s.

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  • Karl Mattson

    Advisor

    Karl Mattson is an experienced cyber security leader and technology innovator who now works as a CISO at PennyMac. He was formerly the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for City National Bank in Los Angeles, CA and SVP for IT Risk at PNC Bank in Pittsburgh, PA.

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  • Charles Carmakal

    Advisor

    Charles is a senior vice president and CTO at Mandiant, and is a veteran in the security industry with over two decades of experience helping organizations become more resilient to attacks.

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Security through Innovation

A Proud Team8 Portfolio Company

Illusive is the first company launched by Team8. Team8 is a “cybersecurity foundry” focused on developing disruptive technologies and launching new cybersecurity companies. Team8 brings together the capital, research, expertise, network and talent to build companies tackling the toughest cybersecurity challenges. Team8 was founded by leading cybersecurity experts Nadav Zafrir, Israel Grimberg and Liran Grinberg, all with deep ties to Israel’s famous Unit 8200. Team8 is backed by Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, Bessemer Venture Partners, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Marker LLC.

For more information on Team8, please visit https://team8.vc/