Assaf Rappaport was the co-founder of Adallom which was acquired by Microsoft in 2015. Upon joining Microsoft, Assaf assumed the role of managing the Cloud Security domain and providing the strategic vision and leadership for the numerous Microsoft Cloud Security groups. In 2018, Assaf was appointed General Manager of Microsoft Israel R&D Center. Before Adallom, Assaf managed several mainly strategy-focused projects in Israel and Australia, spanning diverse sectors such as telecom and finance while working for McKinsey & Company. Assaf is a veteran Captain of the elite 8200 intelligence unit of the IDF and holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology and a B.Sc. in Computer Science, Physics, and Mathematics from the Hebrew University.