Our Management Team

Michael Benton

Co-Founder and CEO

Michael Benton has over 20 years’ experience in the IT sector, working in the areas of software quality assurance, development of applications and databases, supplier management, documentation, training, and staff awareness, with additional expertise in trend analysis, profitability and risk management.

His career began in Seattle, Washington, working in IT departments and consulting divisions of large companies based there, including serving as the Quality Assurance Manager for a dynamic Internet start-up company.

From 2003 to 2016, he worked in the IT department at the OECD, in Paris, before leaving there to create Securitude Cyber Solutions.

Michael has a BA from Antioch College in Ohio, USA, an “Executive Master en Gestion Public” from Sciences Po, Paris and multiple certifications in software quality assurance and IT best practices. He is excited to be back in start-up mode, bringing new technologies and needed expertise to Europe.

Yul Bahat

Co-Founder and CISO

Yul Bahat is a veteran global Cyber Security specialist. For the last 15 years he has consulted, worked for and assisted in completely re-working the Cyber Security operations of businesses, banks and governments all over the world. Among his expertise is being multi-lingual, both in written and spoken languages (English, Hebrew and French) and in the sense that he can communicate freely in the various languages of users, senior managers, software developers, IT administrators and sales-people.

Before co-founding Securitude Cyber Solutions, Yul Bahat was the Senior Information Security Specialist at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Head of Security Intelligence for the Israel E-Gov agency, and Head of Information Security Audits for Aman, a leading Israeli consulting firm. He has a BA in Computer Science from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Hertzlya, Israel and an MBA from the International School of Management (ISM) in Paris, France. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Cyber Security is more than a career for Yul; it’s a passion. He is a strong believer in the idea that helping others also helps one’s self. He is acutely aware of the level of cyber security in his home and professional activities, and knows that one of the ways of making it better is by helping others have a higher level of security, and therefore trust.