Yael Elbaz- IDF Cybersecurity Expert

Yael Elbaz – IDF Cybersecurity Expert

Yael Elbaz is a Senior Consultant and Cybersecurity Project Manager at Ernst and Young’s Cyber Division. Yael draws on her experience as an Intelligence officer in the Israeli Sigint National Unit (aka unit 8200), and a techno-intelligence team leader to ensure the highest standards of security for international and Israeli high-tech corporations.

After studying Judaism at the “Bruriah” Midrashah, Yael joined the IDF and was accepted into the elite military intelligence unit, where she served for 5 years in various positions. These roles involved in-depth technical analysis and operational activities in high pressure emergency scenarios.

During her military service, Yael volunteered at numerous projects including “CyberGirlz” and “SheCodes”, non-profit organizations focused on female empowerment in the cyber and technology industry in Israel, and “Magshimim”, a national program dedicated to incorporating youths from under developed populations into high impact cyber related roles in the IDF.

As a Modern Orthodox woman in the booming Israeli high-tech sector, Yael is a true believer in bursting through the glass ceiling to fulfill her potential and supports other women and minorities in similar situations.