Vice President of Israeli Division
Mr. Zori Kor retired from the Israeli Security Agency (ISA) in 2013 after 25 years of distinguished leadership in its counter-terrorism and cyber security branches. Mr. Kor has led and implemented numerous state-of-the-art technology-related projects which have introduced screening techniques, cyber security, and the implementation of complex security systems in civil environments.
Mr. Kor now advises ASERO clients on strategic solutions for cyber security and critical infrastructure defense and provides internationally recognized training on all aspects of security from physical security, aviation security, emergency preparedness, and critical infrastructure protection to crisis response and cyber planning.
Prior to joining ASERO, Mr. Kor held senior field positions in the Israeli Security Agency (ISA).He served as the cyber regulator for critical infrastructure in the State of Israel and Head of the Technology Department in the National Information Security Authority in Israel, known as NISA, a subdivision of the Prime Minister’s Office. Throughout his tenure, he helped steer Israel’s ascendance in the realm of cyber security, developing audits, gap analyses, and risk assessments for Israel’s cyber systems and industrial control systems. He moreover provided instruction, guidance, and policy management for the technical standards of Israel’s cyber security systems and devices.
As the Head of the Technology Department and International Relations for the National Information Security Authority and the Protection and Security Division of the ISA, Mr. Kor was responsible for developing and overseeing strategic international relations with security agencies worldwide.
As the Head of the ISA’s Overseas Security Department, Mr. Kor was responsible for overseeing the security of aviation, embassies, shipping, installations, and international border points. Mr. Kor led a series of projects in coordination with agencies and partners both in Israel and abroad, managed professional instruction on defense, and headed the ISA Center for Professional Activity.
Additionally, Mr. Kor served as Commander of Training Programs for security managers at the ISA academy (1994-1995); Head of the Intelligence Branch, ISA (1996-2000); and, Regional Security Manager for El Al security operations at major airports and global hubs around the world (2001-2004). As part of his service in the Israel Defense Force (IDF) from 1981-1986, Mr. Kor served as a Company Commander in the Armor Corps, achieving the rank of Major.
Today, Mr. Kor is a regular speaker at various international homeland security forums and cyber security conferences. He is a key presenter in the Tel Aviv University Homeland Security Executive Certificate Studies Program. Moreover, he has had the honor of presenting on behalf of the Israeli National Cyber Security Authority at a number of conferences and events.
Having served as a member of the content committee of the HLS 2014/2016/2018 conferences held bi-annually in Israel, Mr. Kor had the honor of presenting and leading the conference’s first cyber session in 2014. He continues to lead and present sessions at the annual conference on cyber security and hygiene best practice and solutions. He moreover serves as a member of the steering committee and as a presenter for CyberTech, one of the biggest cyber security conferences in the world. Mr. Kor has also been invited to lead the cyber session of InnovFest” in Singapore, Asia’s largest conference of this kind.
Mr. Kor holds a B.Sc. in Physics, M.Sc. in Applied Physics from Tel Aviv University, and Executive Master of Business Administration from Tel Aviv University. Mr. Kor is a graduate of the Business Executive Leadership Program, University of California, Irvine (UCI), United States. He is fluent in English and Hebrew.
Danielle Smith is a Homeland Security Analyst in ASERO Worldwide’s Tel Aviv office. She works on a variety of homeland security projects within the academic sector. Prior to joining ASERO, Ms. Smith was part of the Israel Defense Force and served in the Spokespersons division, where she worked closely with senior officials, diplomats and military attaches from around the world.
Ms. Smith has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History with specialization in International Relations from the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her Master of Arts in Government, specializing in the fields of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.
Business Operations Coordinator
Michael Church is the Business Operations Coordinator in ASERO Worldwide’s Washington, D.C. office. He coordinates and supports the company’s day-to-day U.S.-based business and administrative operations. He also coordinates marketing and finance efforts.
Prior to joining ASERO Worldwide, Mr. Church was a Legal Assistant for Tully Rinckey, PLLC, where he provided legal and administrative support for the attorneys working in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Prior to his role at Tully Rinckey, Mr. Church worked as a Docketing Coordinator at Dow Lohnes, PLLC. In this position, he coordinated with management to implement the firm’s new docketing software. Prior to Dow Lohnes, Mr. Church was an Office Manager/Legal Assistant at Swick & Shapiro, P.C., where he provided legal support to a small employment rights litigation firm and assisted the Managing Partner in managing the day-to-day operations.
Mr. Church has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from University of Maryland, University College.