Itzik Kochav, born in 1949, is a specialist in Information & Cyber security for health and military systems.
Kochav holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of New Haven, Connecticut, and an MA in Emergency Medicine from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel.
Kochav is a senior lecturer in information security at the See Security College for Managers of Information Security, senior lecturer in health systems administration at the Ramat Gan Israel Academic College and a guest lecturer in the Department of Health Systems Management at Ben Gurion University
Kochav is a member of the cyber form of the Blavatnik Intrdiscplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel Aviv University
As a popular lecturer in the field of Information & Cyber Security, Kochav is invited to speak at major conferences and at meetings of executives and managers.
Kochav was among those who established the information security infrastructure in the Israel Air Force. He also established its school for
Since 2002, he has served as Chief Privacy & Information Cyber security Officer (CISO) for Clalit Health Services, whose information security system he established.
Clalit Health Services is the second largest health maintenance organization in the world, with 14 hospitals, 1,350 community clinics, 40,000 employees and four million insured clients.
Kochav has published many papers on policy and procedures including the management of information security, many of which are used as resource materials in universities and in healthcare systems around the world