Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk Becomes Head Of Microsoft Israel Development Center

By Dan Anderson ● February 14, 2020
  • Microsoft announced it has named Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk as the general manager of its Israel Development Center

Microsoft announced it has named Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk as the general manager of its Israel Development Center, according to Reuters. And she is going to continue to hold the position of chief technology officer of Microsoft Cloud and Artificial Intelligence Security.

Braverman-Blumenstyk is known as one of the highest-ranking Israelis in cybersecurity. And she is succeeding Assaf Rappaport, who stepped down in January.

Microsoft’s Development Center is Israel was the company’s first research and development center outside the United States. It was set up in 1991 and around half the employees there are involved in cybersecurity.

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Braverman-Blumenstyk joined Microsoft in 2013 and founded the cybersecurity center, which now employs hundreds of people.

Before joining Microsoft, Braverman-Blumenstyk worked as general manager of global solutions at RSA and COO of Cyota (acquired by RSA).