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Yigal Unna

Former Director General, National Cyber Directorate

Mr. Yigal Unna was appointed by Israel’s Prime Minister as the Director General of the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) in 2018. In this role, Mr. Unna reported directly to Prime Minister and lead a team of 350 employees responsible for all aspects of cyber security, including formulating policy and building technological power for operational defense of critical infrastructure. In addition to his work protecting Israel, Mr. Unna forged long-term relationships with many foreign governments, lectured around the world on cyber security and was interviewed numerous times by multiple media outlets.

Prior to the INCD, Mr. Unna served in the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet, Shabak) for 23 years. He retired as the Director of the Cyber and Signal Intelligence Operations Division (military rank equivalent of major general).

Mr. Unna began his career as an officer in the elite Unit 8200 in the Israel Defense Forces.