The Latin word “Sepio” means Protect and Seal.
Sepio Systems is a pioneer in securing organizations against infected device supply chains. The global nature of supply chains provides multiple opportunities for hackers to attack end users by manipulating devices—delivered to organizations as legitimate. This attack vector has proven efficient for attackers providing access to key assets and circumventing conventional cyber security measures. The Sepio Systems Security Suite detects altered device behavior, isolates the attack and alerts—stopping the rogue hardware before compromising the normal operations. Sepio Systems is headquartered in Maryland with offices in New York, South Carolina and the Research and Development Center in Tel-Aviv.
YOSSI APPLEBOUM, Co-CEO
Yossi brings 25 years of experience in security, networking, computer science and control systems and a wide angle perspective to cyber security threats and unique security solutions. In the early 1990’s, Yossi joined the technology unit of the Israeli Army Intelligence Corps (Unit 8200), where he served as team leader and Chief Architect focusing on design and development of Critical Infrastructure Network Monitoring and Security Systems.
In 1998, Yossi co-founded WebSilicon which focused on delivering advanced networking and security systems. As VP of R&D, Yossi was involved in the design and implementation of a large number of systems for government agencies, integrators and vendors around the globe. In 2007, Yossi became the company’s CTO, responsible for North American business activities. He worked with key customers to develop next generation network monitoring and security systems. In 2013, WebSilicon was acquired by Magal (NASDAQ: MAGS), one of the world’s largest physical security integration companies. After the acquisition, Yossi led the integration of the company into Magal and was instrumental in rebranding WebSilicon as CyberSeal.
Yossi served as CTO for Cyber Security of Senstar Inc., the North American division of Magal, and relocated to the United States to work closely with key customers and partners. As CTO for Cyber Security, Yossi was involved in all phases of the development of the Tungsten Cyber Security Appliance and the Rubidium Central Monitoring Systems. These solutions converge physical and logical security and brought a new echelon of cyber security to the market.
As Co-CEO of Sepio, Yossi is responsible for North American operations.
IFTAH BRATSPIESS, Co-CEO
Iftah brings more than 20 years of business and technology leadership as engineer, programmer, salesperson, manager and strategist. Throughout his career, Iftah has successfully navigated multi-disciplinary challenges to reach individual goals and organizational objectives.
In the early 1990’s after completing his studies at Tel Aviv University, Iftah joined the technology unit of the Israeli Army Intelligence Corps (Unit 8200). Iftah was responsible for the design, implementation and deployment of a unique centralized monitoring system.
During his service, he earned his MBA degree at Tel Aviv University. He then co-founded WebSilicon, focused on the delivery of advanced networking and security systems. As CEO, Iftah led the company from the bootstrap phase to solid profitability. With hundreds of customers and thousands of installations, Iftah expanded the company’s domestic and international footprint.
In 2013, WebSilicon was acquired by Magal (NASDAQ: MAGS), one of the world’s largest physical security integration companies. Iftah led the acquisition process and continued in his role during the merger and rebranding process. Post-merger, Iftah was appointed VP of Cyber Security for Magal, leading business strategy and product development for the cyber market. He was responsible for identifying and engaging global partners to meet the growing need for effective cyber security solutions at critical sites.
As Co-CEO of Sepio, Iftah is responsible for engineering, logistics and research and development.
BENTSI BEN-ATAR, CMO
Bentsi began his career while still a student at Tel Aviv University in the early 1990’s. As a student and technology enthusiast, he developed hardware and software solutions for his uncle’s security firm. After graduating, Bentsi joined the technology unit of the Israeli Army Intelligence Corps (Unit 8200). During his service, he was responsible for the development and deployment of critical communication and Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) systems. Bentsi was recognized by the unit for his exceptional work and awarded for his leading role in the development and deployment of a classified system. During his service, he earned his MBA degree at Tel Aviv University.
In 1998, Bentsi co-founded WebSilicon which specialized in delivering advanced networking and security systems. As VP of Product Development, Bentsi was responsible for the transition of the company from projects to products, for product and platform definitions and development of future and strategic activities. In 2006, Bentsi became responsible for expanding into the government, intelligence and security markets, adapting existing technology for these markets. In 2013, WebSilicon was acquired by Magal (NASDAQ: MAGS), one of the world’s largest physical security integration companies. After the acquisition, Bentsi was appointed VP of Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) Solutions and was responsible for the development of cellular security products for the company. In this role, Bentsi designed several unique products that protect critical sites against the expanding threat of broad cellular IMSI attacks and a revolutionary passive cellular detection system. Bentsi is recognized as an industry leader in the fields of board design, high-density FPGA applications, RF and embedded systems.
As the Chief Marketing Officer of Sepio, Bentsi is responsible for the global marketing activities and business development in the Far East.
GREGORY F. POCH, VP of Sales
Greg brings 30 years of experience in sales as an executive account manager and sales team leader. In the early 1990’s, after graduating from Villanova University, Greg began his career as an executive account manager for the International Paper Company.
Looking to expand his opportunities beyond the paper industry, Greg transitioned to the physical security market as a consultant for Optellios, an industry leader in fiber optic security solutions. He soon joined Optellios as Sales Manager for the Eastern Region and would quickly rise to become sales leader. In conjunction with senior leadership, he worked to identify channel partners and build a Manufacturer Representation Program. In 2013, Greg was responsible for a significant portion of the company’s revenue and installations that would position the company as a market leader. In 2014, Senstar, an international manufacturer of perimeter security products, acquired Optellios.
After the acquisition, Greg was appointed Vice President of Sales for the FiberOptic Division. In 2015, Greg has joined the Senstar Board of Directors for the US based affiliate. As Vice President of Sales, Greg was responsible for national sales and business development for fiber solutions. In addition to leading the Fiber Optic Division, he was selected to bring the new cyber security offering to market. Greg would apply past experience to build an efficient distribution network for cyber security products. He took a lead role in bringing fiber solutions to private, public and government clients.
As the VP of Sales of Sepio, Greg is responsible for building the sales organization and for direct and indirect sales.
GREGORY F. POCH
VP of Sales
Sepio Systems was founded by cyber security experts from private industry and government agencies, with global recognition and decoration in fighting supply chain threats.