Avi Chesla

Avi is a recognized leader in the Internet security arena internationally, with expertise in product strategy, cyber security, network behavioral analysis, expert systems and Software Defined Networking. Prior to empow, Avi was CTO and VP of Security Products at Radware, where he was responsible for defining, leading and executing the company’s strategic technology roadmap and vision, including the foundation and management of Radware’s Security Division, a provider of cyber-attack mitigation solutions. Avi’s views on industry trends and best practices have been featured in articles, white papers, and on the conference speaking circuit and he earned more than 25 patents in the arena of cybersecurity solutions.

Recent Posts

Stop the Abuse! (of your Cyber Security Team)

Security analysts are facing burnout at very high rates.  Automation can help make their work more interesting - and more effective.  empow's ROI Calculator shows how to optimize your network for better ROI, and much happier security analysts.

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Sep 19, 2019

The Dirty Little SECRET OF SIEM: Fighting Today’s Overwhelming Digital Threats with Analog Tools


Today’s cyber criminals are creating malware at a dizzying pace. It’s no longer humanly possible to keep up. AI is the only answer.

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Jan 30, 2019

Where Should SIEM Go in 2019?


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Dec 24, 2018

Do you really want to pay extra for all that data?

Big data is not only getting big, it’s also getting very expensive. Most SIEM vendors charge customers by the volume of data they handle. This means not only that companies usually end up spending more on protecting their networks than they originally planned, but also that...

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Dec 05, 2018

Why should all the cool security analysts focus on deciphering attack intent?

"Intent." Is there anything more essential to business decision-making and processes?

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Nov 20, 2018

The Sad Story of SIEM Can Still Have a Happy End

For those of you wondering what I brought back from RSA – other than more tote bags than I know what to do with – I actually returned with a strong idea of what was most, and least, interesting there. And the single trend that dominated them all.

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Sep 24, 2018

Ransomware Wake-up Call – What You Need to Know

“Ransomware” – it’s been screaming from headlines around the globe in the last 24 hours – almost a hundred nations attacked, the British health system paralyzed, likely billions in damages, and an already weary world had its sense of security shaken, yet again.

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Sep 11, 2018

The Dust Has Settled - Impressions from RSAC 2017

RSAC 2017 – with its grand mix of speakers, exhibitors, and presentations – was a whirlwind of security news and innovation. While last year’s conference highlighted point products and tools centering around deception and end-point anti-malware, this year’s buzz tended...

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May 08, 2017
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