About Argus

Argus, the global leader in automotive cyber security, provides comprehensive and proven solution suites to protect connected cars and commercial vehicles against cyber-attacks. With decades of experience in both cyber security and the automotive industry, Argus offers innovative security methods and proven computer networking know-how with a deep understanding of automotive best practices. Customers include car manufacturers, their Tier 1 suppliers, fleet operators and aftermarket connectivity providers. Founded in 2013, Argus is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices in Michigan, Silicon Valley, Stuttgart and Tokyo.

Argus is an independent company of Elektrobit, a leading provider of automotive software products and services.

  • Ofer Ben-Noon
    Ofer Ben-Noon Co-Founder & CEO

    Ofer Ben-Noon is co-founder and CEO of Argus Cyber Security. Seeking to leverage the unique technical skills of the founders and create a company that positively contributed to the world, Ofer co-founded Argus in 2013 to protect connected vehicles against cyber attacks.

    Serving as a Captain in the Israel Defense Forces’ esteemed cyber intelligence unit 8200, Ofer gained over a decade of cyber security experience and took part in two Israel Defense Prize winning projects. He was recognized by Forbes as one of Israel’s “Top 30 under 30” and was chosen by Wired Magazine for its short list of exciting individuals and groups bringing about the next wave of digital security.

    Ofer has spoken in major automotive industry events such as International Congress on Advances in Automotive Electronics, Automotive World Japan and Mobile World Congress. He holds a B.S.c. with honors in computer science from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel, is a graduate of the prestigious “Zell” entrepreneurship program and has completed management and entrepreneurship studies at Wharton, UPenn.

    In addition to building the success of Argus, Ofer is passionate about aeromodelling, having previously held the Junior Aeromodelling World Cup championship title and second place in the European Aeromodelling Cup. In his little spare time, Ofer loves mentoring young entrepreneurs.

  • Yaron Galula
    Yaron Galula Co-Founder & CTO

    Yaron Galula is co-founder and CTO of Argus. Yaron is a cyber security expert who served as Captain and a project manager in the Israeli IDF intelligence unit 8200 where he took part in two Israel Defense Prize winning projects and was awarded the Chief of Military Intelligence award twice. Yaron was previously an algorithms team leader at ConvertMedia and a VFX artist at Mr. X Inc. Yaron holds a B.Sc. in computer engineering, Cum Laude, from the Israel Institute of Technology.

  • Oron Lavi
    Oron Lavi Co-Founder & Chief Architect

    Oron Lavi is co-founder and Chief Architect of Argus. Oron is a cyber security expert who served as Captain and a R&D team leader in the Israeli IDF intelligence unit 8200 where he took part in two Israel Defense Prize winning projects. Oron was previously a senior software engineer at Salesforce.com and the CTO at CBVW. Oron holds a B.Sc. in computer engineering, Magna Cum Laude, from the Tel Aviv University.

  • Ronen Smoly
    Ronen Smoly VP Sales

    Ronen Smoly is VP Sales at Argus. Ronen brings over two decades of sales management and business development experience from the telecommunications, cyber security and media markets to Argus. Prior to joining Argus, Ronen served as VP Sales at Hola and held senior management positions at Cisco, NDS (a News Corp Company), Jungo and Cardonet. Ronen holds a B.Sc. in information systems, industrial engineering and management from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. 

  • Rivi Heller
    Rivi Heller VP HR

    Rivi serves as VP Human Resources at Argus. Rivi brings extensive HR experience to Argus from heading HR at Trusteer (acquired by IBM in 2013) and managing large HR portfolios at Madlan, Checkpoint and BigBand Networks. Rivi has vast experience in building organizational culture and brings to Argus a deep understanding of the roles and structures needed to lead teams, foster individual development and successfully scale to meet future challenges. Rivi holds a BA in Psychology from the Open University.

  • Reuven Eliyahu
    Reuven Eliyahu VP Projects

    Reuven Eliyahu is VP Projects at Argus. Reuven is a cyber security expert with vast experience in project management, product management and software development. Before joining Argus, Reuven served as a Business Development Manager at Palantir Technologies and as a Product Director at IntSights, an intelligence driven cyber security startup. Prior to that, Reuven spent 7 years at Thales, where he led engineering, integration and R&D teams.

    Reuven received a B.Sc. in Computer Sciences from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), and took part in the prestigious Zell entrepreneurship program.

  • Ido Ben-Ami
    Ido Ben-Ami VP R&D

    Ido Ben-Ami is VP R&D at Argus. Ido brings two decades of experience in leading & managing the development of complex and highly secure software products and has an extensive understanding of mobile defense systems. Before joining Argus, Ido served as VP R&D at Kaymera and held senior management positions at Cellebrite, including head of R&D, forensics. Ido holds a B.Sc. in computer science, Magna Cum Laude, from Netanya College.  

  • Miki Hakak
    Miki Hakak VP Marketing & Business Development

    Miki Hakak is VP Marketing & Business Development at Argus, bringing over 15 years of strategy, marketing, and business development experience with leading global hi-tech companies in the fields of telecom, mobile, AdTech, AI and ML. Prior to joining Argus, Miki held the role of VP BD & Marketing and Head of OEM Business at Appnext (acquired by Affle), where he managed global marketing in support of 8 offices worldwide. In his role as Head of OEM Business, Miki established a new multi-million dollar mobile monetization business with top OEMs, including Samsung, Xiaomi, and Lenovo. Previously he served as VP BD & Strategic Marketing at Cellebrite, Head of Marketing & Strategy at Nasdaq traded MX-1 (acquired by SES), and Director of Marketing & BD at Amdocs (Nasdaq: DOX) Services Division. A certified commercial lawyer, Miki holds an MBA (Wharton – Recanati), Masters in Law and B.A in Economics.

  • Nir Rozen
    Nir Rozen VP Product

    Nir Rozen, VP Product at Argus, has extensive experience in technology leadership roles with a focus on cyber security. Before joining Argus, Nir served in the elite IDF cyber intelligence unit (8200), where he managed multiple products and projects, and led a large group of cyber security experts. Prior to that, Nir held senior project management, account management and R&D positions at the Israeli Air Force and the Israeli Ministry of Defense.

    Nir holds M.Sc. in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School of Monterey California, M.Sc. in System Engineering from the National University of Singapore, and B.Sc. in Physics & Mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (as part of the prestigious Talpiot program).

  • Rubi Arbel
    Rubi Arbel VP Aviation

    Rubi Arbel is VP Aviation at Argus. Rubi brings vast cyber security and aviation experience to Argus having piloted aircraft for 28 years for the Israel Air Force, serving as an IDF cyber specialist and later as a founding partner of the cyber consulting firm, Resilience Cyber Security. Rubi holds an MSc in engineering with a major in data science from Tel Aviv University and a masters degree in public administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School Government. Rubi is an adrenaline junkie and an enthusiast of all means of advanced transportation, air, land and sea. 

  • Dr. Michael Müller
    Dr. Michael Müller President EMEA

    Michael Mueller is the President of Argus in the EMEA region. Michael has a rich entrepreneurship and management background in the automotive industry. Since founding Magility GmbH & Co. KG in Germany he is Managing Director of this company as well as on the Board of Directors of privately-held companies and on the advisory board of Universities.

    Prior to Argus, Michael served as Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Technology Consulting, as head of Knowledge Management at Daimler Corporate University and as Head of Strategy and Process Management at Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. Prior to that he was an officer in the army of the German Federal Forces.

    Michael received a Dipl.Ing.univ. in Engineering from University of the German Federal Forces in Munich and an Dr. from Technical University in Vienna.

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