Recent hi-visibility hacks on corporate giants like Sony, Target and Home Depot and government institutions like the U.S. Central Command have made it clear that in today’s networked world, cyber-criminals, cyber-terrorists and state-sponsored hackers are increasingly able to gain access to critical data belonging to businesses and countries alike.
In response, governments and business are seeking more advanced cyber-defense strategies to protect their assets from a constantly evolving threat.
“Experience is the best teacher” goes the famous idiom. Israel is a country that deals with multitudes of daily cyber-attacks on its national infrastructure and government databases. Defending these assets has become an existential priority.
Israel’s strategic necessity combined with its highly developed tech ecosystem has led to the creation of a world renowned hub of cyber-security innovation. It is estimated that sales of Israeli cyber-security technology is around 5-7% of global sales. Israeli cyber products are basically used by almost all of the Fortune 500 companies.
One example of our unique cyber ecosystem is CyberSpark, a hi-tech center of excellence in the southern city of Beer Sheva joining the army’s cyber and signal intelligence headquarters with multinational businesses with a strong cyber orientation such as EMC, Lockheed Martin, Deutsche Telekom, startup incubators like the JVP Cyber Labs and Ben Gurion University, which boasts a world-leading cyber-security research and academic program. This inititative has led Prime Minister Netanyahu to declare Beer Sheva as “not only be the cyber capital of Israel but one of the most important places in the cyber-security field in the world.”
Israel’s prowess in the cyber-field is also reflected in our world-leading companies spearheading the effort to keep businesses and critical infrastructure safe from hackers.
Many of the companies and entrepreneurs at the forefront of Israel’s cyber innovation will be highlighted at the upcoming Cybertech 2015 conference in Tel Aviv, March 24th-25th. The conference has attracted visitors from more than fifty nations including the US, UK, Finland, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, and Canada, and has become a premier meeting grounds for the latest on cyber-security threats and solutions. Cybertech is also a leading venue for networking and dealmaking and for investors looking for cutting-edge technology.
This years conference will include such rising stars as:
As the world gets increasingly wired and cyber-security grows more and more critical, Israeli innovation is at the forefront of the battle protecting those things we cherish most. We hope to see you in Tel Aviv for CyberTech 2015.