Nir Peleg is the Head of R&D Division in the Israeli National Cyber Directorate. In this role, Peleg leads national cybersecurity projects, R&D programs and cooperation. The R&D Division is responsible for designing and leading the national CERT project, information sharing platforms, etc. In addition, Peleg leads R&D initiatives and collaborations with international partners and Israeli cybersecurity companies. In his previous position, he commanded a leading R&D department in one of the IDF’s elite technology units. In 2007, Peleg received the highest Israel Defense Prize Award for his exceptional contribution. He holds a B.Sc. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Ben-Gurion University, M.Sc. in electrical engineering from Tel Aviv University and a master’s in Public Administration from Harvard.