Sivan Tehila, a cybersecurity expert and entrepreneur, is director of the in-person and online cybersecurity master’s programs at Yeshiva University’s Katz School of Science and Health.
During a 10-year career in intelligence and cybersecurity in the Israel Defense Forces, Sivan served as an intelligence officer, CISO of the Research and Analysis Division and head of the Information Security Department of the Intelligence Corps. After leaving the military, she joined RAFAEL, an Israeli defense company, as an information security officer and a profiler. She then shifted her career to securing critical national infrastructure at the Israel Railways. Since 2019, she has been director of solutions architecture at Perimeter 81, a cloud and network security company.
Sivan has dedicated herself to promoting women in cybersecurity. She is the founder of Cyber Ladies NYC, a fierce troupe of women innovators who are all driven and accomplished in tech and cybersecurity, and a mentor at the Manhattan High School for Girls where she developed a unique cybersecurity program. She was recognized as a 2020 Woman to Watch in IT Security, and in June 2021 she led a team of cybersecurity students who won first place in ISACA’s annual Cybersecurity Challenge.
Sivan teaches the course Cybersecurity Audit, Assessment, and Testing. She holds an M.A. in business development and consulting from the University of Haifa and a B.A. in political science and criminology from Bar-Ilan University, as well as a CISO certificate from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.