Security Matters has appointed one of the world leading expert on cybersecurity and former head of Israeli Cyber to its Advisory Board as it looks to develop their relationships with large American electronic manufactures  

The Australian company focused on marking and digitising objects to facilitate development of the circular economy Security Matters (ASX:SMX) has appointed the former Director General of the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) Yigal Unna to its Advisory Board.

Mr Unna brings more than 30 years of experience inside the Israeli security apparatus. As the most recent Director General of the INCD Unna operated on the very front line in cyber warfare, reporting directly to the Israeli Prime Minister.

Mr Unna has held several roles within signals intelligence (SIGINT) and cyber positions combining intelligence, R&D and operations together with policy and capacity building.

He also served as head of the SIGINT-Cyber Division in the Israeli Security Agency (Shin-Bet) and was responsible for Israel’s national cyber defence and critical infrastructures security, intelligence collection and operation.


Expanding operations to North America

Mr Unna’s appointment follows SMX joining NextCycle Michigan to assist one of the world’s largest automotive industrial regions become a sustainable leader and further projects in North America.

As part of its growth plans in North America Mr Unna will be tasked with establishing SMX’s relationships with the US Administration relating to cyber security and the large American original equipment manufacturer (OEM) companies.

Mr Unna said he was delighted to join the SMX team, having observed its progress since it was established in 2018.

“I am delighted to join the SMX team, having seen the company grow towards its commercialisation phase,” he said.


Large and substantial

“I believe the SMX capability of combining the supply chain challenges from cyber hardware to transparency and anti-counterfeit, is one of great necessities to the American electronic industry.”

“American OEMs will be adopting the SMX technology platform in a large and substantial way.”

SMX Founder and CEO, Haggai Alon said, Mr Unna further strengthened its advisory board with deep experience across the cybersecurity and intelligence space.

“Mr Unna is considered to be one of the world leading experts on cybersecurity,” he said.

“We look forward to working with Mr Unna and welcome him to SMX in an advisory capacity.”


Strategic partnerships & awards

SMX has a growing pipeline of strategic partners and has been recognised with awards as its builds its reputation as a leader in the digitised circular economy.

It is commercialising its digital blockchain platform to minimise tax on UK companies meeting the new 30% tax on plastic packaging, due to be introduced in April.

It has joined the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) and 4evergreen, a cross-industry alliance committed to the circularity of global fibre-based packaging.

SMX was awarded the 2021 Global Waste Management & Recycling Digitalization Technology Innovation Leadership Award.

This article was developed in collaboration with Security Matters, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.

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