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Dean Sysman

CEO and Co-FounderAxonius

New York, NY

Member Since August 2021


Dean is a world-renowned entrepreneur and expert in cybersecurity. He's been honored with a place on the Forbes Under30 Israel list, and winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in New York. Dean is the CEO and Co-Founder of Axonius, which is the world leader in enabling organizations to see and secure their infrastructure and has grown to $1.2B valuation in less than 4 years from founding. Before founding Axonius, Dean co-founded Cymmetria, A YC-backed cyber deception company with Fortune 500 customers that was acquired by private equity. He has spoken at major conferences including Blackhat, Defcon, CCC, and more. He is an alumnus of the rank of Captain of an elite unit in the Israeli Intelligence Corps, where he served for five years, during which he received commendations and awards. Dean is a graduate of the special "Etgar" program, where he earned his B.Sc in computer science at the age of 19. In 2005, Dean was part of the gold medal team in the international Robotic Olympics in South Korea. Dean enjoys soccer, playing poker and reading existential philosophy.

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Company bio

Axonius is the cybersecurity asset management platform that gives organizations a comprehensive asset inventory, uncovers security solution coverage gaps, and automatically validates and enforces security policies. By seamlessly integrating with hundreds of security and management solutions, Axonius is deployed in minutes, improving cyber hygiene immediately. Covering millions of devices at Fortune 500 customers like The New York Times, Schneider Electric, and AB InBev, and earning prestigious accolades from CNBC and Forbes in recent years, Axonius has been cited as one of the fastest growing cybersecurity startups in history. For more, visit



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Cyber Security

Company size

201 - 500

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