DANNY YATOM, FORMER MOSSAD CHIEF, JOINS ISITYOU AS CHAIRMAN
Retired leader of Israel’s world-renowned intelligence agency brings
security and strategy expertise to pioneering facial biometrics company.
Limited appointments for in-person meetings with Maj. Gen. Yatom available on Tuesday, February 28 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Barcelona, Spain, February 28, 2017 – IsItYou, maker of the world’s
most advanced facial biometrics fraud protection software for mobile devices, announced today that retired Major General Danny Yatom, former Director of Israel’s famed Mossad Intelligence Service, will join its ranks as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
In his new role with the company, Maj. Gen. Yatom will advise company management on strategy and help the company in its rapid expansion across verticals that put a high value on security.
“IsItYou focuses on people, on keeping them safe, and there is nothing that is more strongly associated with a person than his or her face,” said Yatom. “IsItYou provides an extraordinary level of security that normal people can easily use. This is what attracted me to them in the first place, and I strongly believe this is what will make the company a great success.”
“General Yatom is a brilliant mind when it comes to matters of security and strategy, and he will help us take IsItYou to the next level when it comes to preventing fraud worldwide,” says IsItYou CEO Dr. Benjamin Levy. “He and our company share the common goals of making people’s lives safer and more secure, and we are honored to have him as member of our team and leader of our company.”
IsItYou is exhibiting at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (Hall 5, Stand 5F81) at the Israel Pavilion. The Israel Pavilion is led by the Israel Export Institute and Economy and Trade Ministry. Maj. Gen. Yatom will represent IsItYou at MWC on Tuesday, February 28 and has limited availability for in-person meetings. To schedule appointments with Maj. Gen. Yatom and other IsItYou team members, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
About Major General Danny Yatom (ret.)
Maj. Gen.Yatom participated in the Six Days War as a commando team leader, in the Yom Kippur War as a deputy commander of a tank battalion, in the first war in Lebanon as a Chief of Staff of a corps, and in numerous operations against terror. During his military service, General Yatom was decorated for bravery.
After his retirement, Yatom served as the Director of the Mossad (Israeli Secret Intelligence Service and then as Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Ehud Barak. He participated in all the rounds of negotiation with Syria, Jordan, and the Palestinians between the years 1993-2001.
Yatom was elected to the 16th and 17th Knessets on behalf of the Israeli Labor party; In 2008, he decided to retire from Israeli political life.
Maj. Gen. Yatom holds a degree in mathematics, physics and computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Yatom serves today as Chairman of DANTOV Global Consulting Group Ltd., which specializes in strategic consulting, and Chairman of Janvest Capital Partners, themselves an investor in IsItYou.
Founded in 2012 and based in Tel Aviv, Israel, IsItYou Ltd. revolutionizes the worlds of facial biometrics, fraud protection, and personal security for mobile device users. The company
offers an authentication platform that uniquely links users with their devices, applications, content, and Web transactions by means of highly secure, multi-layered facial recognition technology.
“The technology is advanced and secure to the point that even Tom Cruise, pretending to be someone else in a full-on Mission Impossible-style mask, couldn’t crack it,” says CEO Dr. Benjamin Levy. “In testing, we’ve seen that IsItYou’s liveness detection engine is capable of defeating even determined experts in the field. I am very proud that we have been developing the piece of the anti-fraud puzzle that will give businesses and their customers the security and convenience they’ve been looking for.”
IsItYou’s technology can serve as a standalone app, allowing only approved users to gain access to mobile devices and data; the technology can also integrate seamlessly with other facial recognition security applications, enhancing their reliability and back-end security.
Learn more about IsItYou at www.IsItYou.biz and twitter.com/isityoultd.
Dr. Benjamin Levy
+972 (54) 529-7500
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