Former IDF Unit 8200 Head Amir Becker Joins Sygnia

Amir Becker

Amir Becker Sygnia

Amir Becker, former head of the vaunted IDF 8200 cybersecurity unit, is joining the Israeli cybersecurity consulting firm Sygnia. He will serve as Sygnia’s new Vice President of Incident Response.

As the Head of the Cyber Operations Division of Unit 8200, Amir Becker led the development and implementation of IDF’s updated cyber operational doctrine. During his term as the Cyber Attaché, he led the bilateral engagements between Israel and the U.S. in the cyber-realm. He advanced the strategic dialogue between Israel and the U.S. as well as promoted the ongoing relationships between the nations’ cyber eco-systems.

Amir Becker received the prestigious Israeli Presidential National Security Award for technological breakthroughs in the cyber field.

We are honored to welcome Amir Becker to Sygnia as our new VP of Incident Response,” said Ram Elboim, CEO of Sygnia. “A senior leader of Becker’s caliber, with extensive geo-political perspective and strategic, front-line experience extends the value Sygnia delivers to its clients. Becker’s leadership will be critical in helping clients gain control of the cyber terrain to outsmart attackers and to resume operations with minimal disruption.”

Sygnia is a Team8 and Temasek company, part of the ISTARI Collective. Sygnia provides incident response and cyber security consulting services, helping organizations worldwide to quickly contain and remediate attacks and proactively enhance their cyber resilience. The proven track record, commitment, and discretion have earned Sygnia the trust of security teams, senior executives, and management boards at leading organizations worldwide including many of the Fortune 500 companies.

“I am proud to join the industry-leading team at Sygnia and to lend my expertise to deliver next-level support for our clients,” said Amir Becker on the appointment. “Organizations worldwide of all sizes are vulnerable to attacks, and the impressive track record Sygnia has in quickly and decisively responding to some of the most sophisticated cyber attacks is a key factor in helping our clients to prevent, contain, and respond to known and unknown threats.”