Former NSA Director Joins Team8 as a Senior Advisor
18 October, 2018
Admiral Mike Rogers will consult Team8, the company creation platform that was founded by former leaders of Israel's military intelligence Unit 8200 including former Commander, Brig. Gen Nadav Zafrir
The cyber security think tank and company creation platform from Tel Aviv, Team8, announced the appointment of ex-NSA Director, Admiral Mike Rogers to its Board of Advisors. For the last four years, Rogers served concurrently as Director of the National Security Agency (NSA), Commander of the US Cyber Command and Chief of the Central Security Service.
Team8 was founded by former leaders of Israel’s military intelligence Unit 8200 including former Commander, Brig. Gen Nadav Zafrir, along with Israel Grimberg and Liran Grinberg. The leadership team also includes Executive Chairman Yuval Shachar, serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Assaf Mischari, former technology leader in Unit 8200 and Lluís Pedragosa, former Partner at Marker LLC.
Team8 has launched four disruptive companies, each with an innovative approach for organizations to build resilience against cyber warfare and that today protect dozens of Fortune 100, 500 and other leading companies and have four more companies operating in stealth mode. With offices in Tel Aviv and New York City, the Team8 group has to-date raised $180 million and employs more than 370 people worldwide
As a senior advisor, Rogers will capitalize on his unique grasp of technology trends, the cyber threat landscape and the evolving tactics and tools used by cyber attackers. Team8 opened its New York headquarters in September 2017 and Mike Rogers will be instrumental in helping the US expansion. “I’ve worked with the highly talented resources of Unit 8200 in the past and so when I had the opportunity to join Team8, I knew this was a rare and valued opportunity,’ said Mike Rogers.
Rogers’ appointment marks the latest company milestone, following recent acquisition of Team8 portfolio company Sygnia by global investment company Temasek for $250M and significant funding raises of its portfolio companies Claroty and Hysolate.