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How Israel Is Pioneering Cybersecurity Solutions for Critical Infrastructure

It is no secret that mounting cybersecurity threats jeopardize the security of nations’ critical infrastructure systems – from power plants to water reservoirs to our railway systems and beyond – with potentially dire consequences for national security, economic security, and public health.It is no secret that mounting cybersecurity threats jeopardize the security of nations’ critical infrastructure systems – from power plants to water reservoirs to our railway systems and beyond – with potentially dire consequences for national security, economic security, and public health.

The United States’ Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity and the European Union’s NIS Directive underscore the international community’s growing concern towards this emerging threat. And as entities take new steps to secure their critical infrastructure against cyber vulnerabilities, Israel is pioneering the development of technologies to combat these threats.

Nine Israeli cybersecurity companies – Check Point, Claroty, CyberX, Cyberbit, Indegy, Sasa Software, Silverfort, Verint Systems, and Waterfall Security Solutions – will take part in the Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Roadshow in Texas from May 29th-31st. Visiting Houston, Austin and Dallas, the roadshow will explore issues including securing energy infrastructure, digital government, and other core topics in critical infrastructure security.

Here’s a closer look at three of the pioneering companies taking part in the roadshow:

  • Check Point Software Technologies, founded in 1993, is now a multinational leader in network security solutions, winning multiple awards for its firewall, breach detection, and data protection solutions. Traded on the NASDAQ with employees worldwide, the company is considered a global firm.
  • Using artificial intelligence and advanced behavioral analytics, CyberX provides continuous monitoring of industrial networks for targeted ICS attacks, malware, insider threats, and critical vulnerabilities.
  • Silverfort delivers AI-based multi-factor authentication to any sensitive user and asset, including operators of critical infrastructure, enabling strong authentication across entire networks.

Cyber-attacks not only threaten individuals’ personal data and network security, they have serious ramifications that run deep into a country’s core assets. From nuclear plants to the railways, critical infrastructure relies on connected networks – making it all the more important that robust security protocols are in place – and Israeli innovation is helping protect these assets the world over.

For more information feel free to contact us at kiev@isreaeltrade.gov.il.