Israel as Global Cyber Power – Cyber Week


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The cyber sphere has been gaining increased importance regarding the conduct of states, security organizations and the business realm. The vital need to secure all the systems from cyber attacks has brought about the development of innovative technologies, and Israel has been considered a world leader in this field.

The international Cyber Week held in Tel-Aviv this week illustrates the various aspects involved with coping with cyber challenges – artificial intelligence, cybercrime, repercussions of aviation security, IoT vulnerabilities, legal aspects, and more.

The conference which hosts senior government and research figures from Israel and abroad opened with an impressive war game simulation. The simulation reflected the influence of cyber warfare on multinational decision making in uncertain conditions resulting from cyber manipulation and physical damage.

Among the cyber conference participants was a delegation from the Netherlands, which came to Israel also in order to meet the startups taking part in the iHLS Security Accelerator, learn about this unique accelerator, first in this field in the world, and hear about the cutting-edge technologies developed by the entrepreneurs in the cyber field, which offer solutions for security and civilian uses.

The delegation included representatives from the Dutch ministries of defense, security and justice, and economic affairs, the municipality of the Hague, the innovation attache at the embassy in Israel and a representative of TNO, a Dutch organization connecting business and government for promoting innovation.