EntegraBLU™ and entegra technologies, inc. announced the addition of two experts to its board of advisors: Robert Bigman, former Chief Information Security Officer at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Dr. Harel Menashri who served for 36 years as part of the Israeli security system, 10 years in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and also 25 years in the Israeli Prime Minister’s office regarding research, security and protection of critical infrastructure from cyber attacks – both civilian and defense complex systems.
With nearly thirty years of experience at the CIA, Mr. Bigman held the position of Chief Information Security Officer for the CIA for fifteen years. During his time there, he contributed to nearly every intelligence community information security policy and technical standard. Mr. Bigman has additionally been recognized with numerous awards, including awards from the CIA and Director of National Intelligence.
Dr. Menashri is a world-renowned expert in the fields of cyber, information security, and technological intelligence. He is currently the head of Cyber at the Holon Institute of Technology and also a research colleague at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism in IDC (Interdisciplinary Center) Herzliya, Israel. His research priorities are cyber warfare, protection and security from cyber-attacks, as well as advanced technology application, and incident and emergency response.
“We are thrilled to have both of these globally respected experts join the board of advisors for EntegraBLU™,” said entegra technologies Chief Executive Officer Nancy Shemwell.
“Robert Bigman’s background and experiences will provide exceptional guidance to our team. With his unique perspective, we plan to expand our reach into mission critical infrastructure companies and their boards of directors,” explained Shemwell.
Bigman said, “I have been familiar with the core technology used by the EntegraBLU™ solution for years. Defense in depth is the key to a robust security approach, and the EntegraBLU™ defense at the border is the key first line of defense. I’m excited to support the company’s efforts.”
CEO Shemwell added, “Dr. Harel Menashri’s 36-year long career includes over 25 years in the office of the Prime Minister of Israel as an expert in cyber protection critical infrastructure. This, along with Dr. Menashri’s reputation as a world leader in the field of cyber security, brings a unique global perspective to our board.”
Dr. Menashri noted, “The combination of solutions offered by EntegraBLU™ for cyber-defense presents one of the most impressive visions in the market. I find the approach very interesting and look forward to helping the company stay in front of this dangerous, ever-changing environment.”
entegra technologies inc. is a cyber security technology and managed services company based in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. With a focus on defending industrial control systems from increasing cyber attacks, EntegraBLU™ is an unparalleled cyber security solution, proven and evolved in the intelligence community environment – having been deployed to protect 100’s of thousands of network elements. This highly scalable solution is now ready to be deployed to protect critical public and private infrastructures from a broad array of increasingly destructive and costly cyber-attacks. For more information, visit https://www.entegrablu.com/
About Robert Bigman
Robert Bigman is the former Chief Information Security Officer at the Central Intelligence Agency, where he had a career spanning at least 30 years. Mr. Bigman previously has been named as a pioneer in classified information protection within the intelligence community. He frequently provided briefings as the senior-most cyber security consultant to the National Security Council, congressional oversight committees, and presidential commissions. Mr. Bigman is also known for his contributions to the development of almost every national, federal, industrial, and legislative cyber security initiative.
Currently, Mr. Bigman is the president and founder of 2BSecure, a privately held information security consulting company. His company advises both fortune 500 companies and governments around the world on information security and solutions.
About Dr. Harel Menashri
Dr. Menashri has served for 36 years as part of the Israeli security network, including 25 years in the Prime Minister’s officer regarding research, security and protection of critical infrastructure from cyber attacks – both civilian and defense complex systems. Dr. Menashri also served 10 year in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) as both an officer and commander.
Dr. Menashri is currently the head of Cyber at Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) and a research colleague at the Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya. Dr. Menashri is also a lecturer on cyber at both HIT and Bar Ilan University of Israel, where he received his Ph.D. in Information Science.