Long-time cybersecurity expert Tomer Gershoni will lead ZoomInfo's security team, overseeing physical and digital security and privacy efforts as its first Chief Security Officer (CSO).

He’ll work closely with Simon McDougall, ZoomInfo’s Chief Compliance Officer, and ZoomInfo’s privacy team to ensure the limited, non-sensitive data the company collects and stores remains protected.

Gershoni holds a number of patents in the domain of privacy by design and information security risk management, has been published in and contributed to several information security-related academic papers, and is a Certified Information Security Manager.

Gershoni brings more than two decades of cybersecurity experience to this role. He most recently served as Senior Director and Head of Security Engineering & Cyber Defense Center for Imperva.

Previously, he served as Chief Information Security Officer and Head of Cyber Defense for the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD), a government organization, reporting directly to the prime minister, responsible for protecting companies and individuals from cyberattacks nationwide. As the INCD’s CISO, he was responsible for all cyber defense initiatives for both classified and unclassified operations. He also advised the organization on improving the country’s robustness for cybersecurity threats. 

He also previously served as the Chief Products Security Officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise's (HPE) Software business unit and CISO for the company's SaaS business.