About Us

At Salt Security, our mission is to make it safe for companies to innovate by protecting the APIs that are the core of every SaaS, web, mobile, microservices and IoT application.


2020 SINET 16 Innovation Award Winner

RSAC Innovation Sandbox 2019 Finalist

We believe in products that simplify processes, and save you time, rather than introduce additional load. We believe in precise solutions. We are reimagining what API security should be.

With no other solution in the market today defending against attacks that exploit API logic and vulnerabilities unique to each company and application, Salt Security leads the way with innovative next-generation API protection.

Our Team

The Salt Security team consists of elite cyber security unit veterans. Coming from a background in both defensive and offensive cybersecurity, we think like attackers every step of the way when building our solutions.

Roey Eliyahu

Chief Executive Officer,


Roey founded the cyber security college to train the next generation of leaders and prepare them for elite security units serving in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). Roey also led development of security system projects at Cigol Digital Systems, a military grade security systems company.

Prior to Cigol Digital Systems, Roey was a team leader in an elite cyber security unit of the IDF developing high-end security systems.

Michael Nicosia​​

Chief Operating Officer,


Michael has over 20 years of experience in enterprise software sales and marketing. He joined the founding team at Adallom, a cloud security company, as VP of Global Sales from inception to the acquisition by Microsoft for $327M.

Prior to Adallom, Michael was VP of Sales at Appsense, a virtualization and endpoint security software company, growing sales from $10M to $100M+ and was acquired by Ivanti.

Yaron Hagai​

VP of R&D

Yaron was an early member of Fiverr where he managed a large group of developers and helped grow the company from 30 to 300 employees. He led a group of software engineers and security researchers at Microsoft building state-of-the-art on-prem and cloud security products.

Prior to Microsoft and Fiverr, Yaron was a cyber team leader in the 8200 unit of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF).

Elad Koren​

Chief Product Officer

Elad has more than 15 years of experience in security, compliance, fraud, and risk analysis. He previously served as VP of Products at PerimeterX, where he led the product management team working closely with customers and engineering to develop and manage the evolution of PerimeterX solutions.

Elad has held senior positions at SecuPi, Payoneer, and RSA and holds a degree in Physics and Computer Sciences from Bar-Ilan University.

Michelle McLean

VP of Marketing

Michelle has more than 20 years of market positioning, GTM, and demand gen experience at a variety of enterprise security and other software companies. She’s held marketing leadership roles at StackRox, ScaleArc, Silver Spring Networks, and Peribit Networks.

She advised clients on technology and strategy at research firm META Group and started her career as a technology journalist. Michelle earned her BA in English from the University of California at Berkeley. 

VC Funded

Salt Security is funded by top tier investors who have made investments in leading technology companies such as Palo Alto Networks, Zoom, Snowflake, Infoblox, Armis, Stripe, Dropbox, Lemonade, and more.