1Benny Porat is the Co-founder and CTO of Claroty. Prior to co-founding Claroty, Benny was a security researching at NorthBit. Previously, Benny commanded a strategic research team within an elite cyber unit of the Israel Defense Force and lead a project that on the prestigious Israeli Defense Award. He Holds a BSc and PhD in Computer Science, both from Bar-Ilan UNiversity in Ramat Gan, Israel. Benny has published several works in online pattern matching.