Before founding OCTOPUS, Tal served in the Israel Security Agency for more than 13 years. He has also held multiple security positions at the Israeli Airport Authority, and worked in the security division of EL AL Airlines. His last position was as the Security Manager for the EL AL Airlines stations in Toronto and Paris from 2005 to 2010. Tal holds an M.A. in Communication from the University of Paris 8 Saint Denis and a B.A. in Economics and Business Administration from Ariel University. He is also a graduate of the ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Course. Tal served as an elite Israel Defense Forces combat soldier and officer in the paratroopers, and he completed his service in the IDF as a company commander of the Israeli Special Forces sergeants’ course.
Tal Bar Or is a founding partner and CEO of OCTOPUS. Tal has global expertise in strategic concept design and master security planning in the fields of aviation security, mass transit, critical infrastructure, information security, and loss prevention. The OCTOPUS application was designed based on his experience and expertise acquired during his years security consulting for high end clients around the world.