Prior to founding Trusteer, Amit Klein was Chief Scientist at Cyota (acquired by RSA Security) a leading provider of layered authentication solutions. In this role, Amit researched technologies that prevent online fraud, phishing, pharming, He filed several patents in those areas during his time at Cyota. Prior to Cyota, Amit worked as Director of Security and Research at Sanctum (acquired by Watchfire) where he was responsible for the security architecture of all Sanctum products. Prior to Sanctum, Amit spent almost 7 years serving in the Israeli Army as a research officer and project manager. He is a graduate of the prestigious Talpiot programme of the Israeli Army. He holds a B.Sc. (cum laude) in Mathematics and Physics from the Hebrew University (Jerusalem). Amit is also a world renowned security researcher, having published over two dozen articles, papers and technical notes on the topic of Internet security.