High-profile hacks are, sadly, the brand new normal. The list is endless: there have been the security breaches at Target and Home Depot, the leaked emails at Sony and the newest cyber attack on the government, merely to name a few.
But hope isn’t yet lost. Shlomo Touboul, CEO of Illusive Networks, says his company could have stopped these attacks if his company’s software have been used at that time.
That’s a bold statement for a company that’s significantly less than two years old, however the Tel Aviv-based startup has some street cred. To begin with, the company’s founder, Ofer Israeli, was an associate of Israel’s elite 8200 Unit, the Israeli exact carbon copy of the NSA. He used his training when making the program, so it’s much harder to crack. Moreover, Illusive Networks raised $5 million in Series A funding from cybersecurity think tank Team 8, that is a partner with Innovation Endeavors, the VC firm founded by Google Chairman Eric Schmidt.