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.

Management

  • 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.

  • Oron Lavi
    Oron Lavi Co-Founder & VP R&D

    Oron Lavi is a co-founder and VP R&D 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.

  • 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 Technion.

  • Yoni Heilbronn
    Yoni Heilbronn CMO

    Yoni Heilbronn serves as CMO at Argus. Yoni brings a wealth of experience in marketing, business development, strategy and acquisitions. Prior to joining Argus Yoni held various senior positions in leading High-Tech companies, including NICE Systems, SuperDerivatives, Plasan, and Olista. Yoni also served a decade in leadership roles in the IDF’s 8200 cyber intelligence unit, and currently serves as a board member of its alumni association. Mr. Heilbronn holds a BA in Political Science and History, Magna Cum Laude, 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. 

  • Meg Novacek
    Meg Novacek Executive Director Business Development, North America
    Meg Novacek is the Executive Director of Business Development in North America. Prior to joining Argus, Meg established Novacek Services, an engineering and quality consultancy and worked for Chrysler, most recently as Director Vehicle Cybersecurity, where she was responsible for developing a technology roadmap and phase-in plan to ensure the cyber security of vehicle systems for the entire FCA fleet. Before her role as Director Vehicle Cybersecurity role, Meg was Director Software Quality where she focused on improving embedded system development processes at FCA across the enterprise; her work ensured that software meets customer expectations on-time, the first time. Meg also held the roles of Director Reliability Quality and Director Powertrain Systems at Chrysler.
  • LaVern Sula
    LaVern Sula President, North America
    LaVern Sula serves as the President – North America at Argus. LaVern brings a wealth of experience in Automotive, Product Development, Cyber Security and Globalization, including several overseas assignments. Prior to joining Argus LaVern has had more than 30 years of experiences working globally in the automotive industry, primarily serving as a senior executive at General Motors. In her last assignment as Global Engineering Director, Vehicle Cyber – Security, LaVern established and led GM’s cyber security global organization. Mrs. Sula holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from New York Institute of Technology.
  • 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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