Chief Superintendent (ret) Michael Cardash is one of the world's leading experts in recognizing and responding to the threat of IEDs.
With a career as a senior bomb technician spanning some 30 years, Mr. Cardash most recently served as Deputy Head of the Israeli National Police Bomb Disposal Division (2005-2009). Before that he served during crucial periods of unrest as West Bank Bomb Squad commander (1990-1992), Yarkon Bomb Squad Commander (1993-1996), Bomb Disposal Training School Commander (1996-1999), and Chief Bomb Disposal Officer of both the Tel Aviv District (1999-2001) and the Central District (2001-2004). As a leader of these teams, he investigated and responded to various terror attacks, particularly those involving suicide bombing devices. He received the Medal of Courage for outstanding service in 1991.
Mr. Cardash trains law enforcement personnel and bomb technicians from around the world, assists in founding counterterrorism security procedures, and contributes in R&D bomb-disposal projects, researching and developing new tools and equipment for mitigating and defeating IEDs. He currently authors the C-IED assessments in Terrogence's Möbius™ Subscription Intelligence Report Series and advises the Terrogence Physical Threats Team on IED and HME related matters.