Israel in the 1990s was a country in transition, transforming its economy from one based strictly on agriculture and manufacturing to the high-tech, "Start-Up Nation" we know today. Our founder, Gil Adani recognized this change as a paradigm shift and boldly spearheaded a new educational model to upskill and reskill adult learners relatively quickly.
Drawing from the effective hands-on training he experienced in the Israeli Defense Forces, Gil brought leading tech experts to instruct students in avant-garde IT, Design, and Data Science. Within a few years, HackerU was funneling market-ready professionals directly into the country’s booming economy.
At the same time, Israel started to receive electronic threats from abroad. Out of necessity, Israel had to maintain the strongest Cyber Security resilience and a major caveat was not having properly prepared cyber professionals.
Gil saw the opportunity and focused his efforts on filling the cyber gap. Within years, HackerU was honored as Israel's Premier IT and Cyber Security Training Institute and stands true to this today.
Yet Gil did not stop there. A true visionary, Gil understood that in this rapidly-evolving digital economy the only way for HackerU to remain a leader in Cyber Education and stay ahead of the curve was to set the curve by developing its own technology.
Gil launched an R&D and Solutions department that placed HackerU at the core of Israeli Tech Development. HackerU began offering innovative Cyber Security solutions to businesses, making it the only organization servicing the high-tech industry and the education sector.
It wasn’t long before HackerU became known as a powerhouse leader in the world-renowned Israeli Cyber Ecosystem. Today, HackerU is active in over 12 countries and continues to shape the world’s Cyber Resilience