Asaf Kochan

Former Commander

IDF Unit 8200

Asaf Kochan served as the Commander of Unit 8200, Israel’s elite military technology unit, from April 2017 to February 2021. While leading the unit, he focused on creating and integrating applied, cutting-edge capabilities in two major fields: cyber domain and  data-driven analytics powered by AI, machine learning, and advanced computation. During his tenure he actively engaged in planning, coordinating, and implementing national policy in cyberspace. He is a leading practitioner in state-level cybersecurity and holds a wide perspective on global cyber threats. He earned an LLB from The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, and an MS in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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