Cybertech 2015, one of the biggest international cyber solutions conferences in the world, is scheduled to take place in Israel this week. The conference, organized by Israel Defense magazine and co-sponsored by the National Cyber Bureau at the Prime Minister’s Office, the Foreign Ministry, and the Economy and Trade Ministry, will be held at the Tel Aviv Convention Center on March 24-25.
With progress and innovation come cyber threats. The Cybertech 2014 conference – Photo: Screenshot: Cybertech 2015 website
According to the organizers, over 5,000 people are expected to attend the two-day conference, described by Israel Defense as “a summit of leading cybertech and cyber security companies and officials from Israel and the world over.”
Delegations from 50 countries, including the United States, China, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, Italy, Finland, the U.K. and Brazil, to name a few, are set to participate in the conference, where some 100 Israeli and international companies will present the latest innovations in the field.
“The rapid cyber revolution of the last few years has profoundly changed the world we live in,” the conference’s program said.
“Over time, the world around us — from our close physical environment to the critical infrastructures providing the foundation for life in our cities and states — has grown increasingly dependent on information and communication systems for its everyday activity. Along with the opportunities … this also gives rise to sophisticated enemies and threats that are more complex than ever before, which are being perfected and refined methodically.
“Cybertech 2015 will present commercial problem-solving strategies and solutions that meet the diverse challenges for a wide range of sectors: finance, defense, transportation, utilities, R&D, energy, manufacturing, service sectors, health, government, telecommunications and more.”
The exhibition will also feature a “Startup Pavilion,” where 100 Israeli startup companies will display breakthrough technologies and products.
Cybertech 2015 will also run panels featuring dozens of recognized leaders in the cybertech industry, including Israel National Cyber Bureau head Dr. Eviatar Matania, Kaspersky Lab Chairman and CEO Eugene Kaspersky, the U.S. Homeland Security Department’s Cybersecurity, Science and Technology Directorate head Dr. Douglas Maughan, and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
Reed’s delegation is said to be of particular interest for Israeli companies. Atlanta is home to some 100 cyber security companies — 50 of them Israeli — generating $47 billion in annual revenue. The city is also home to one of the U.S. National Security Agency’s encryption centers, and the U.S. Army Cyber Command.
Other prominent speakers include Marja Rislakki, ambassador of cyber security at the Finnish Foreign Ministry, Gil Shwed, founder and chairman of Check Point, Bret Hartman, vice president and chief technology officer as Cisco Systems, and Brig. Gen. (res.) Nadav Zafrir, former head of Military Intelligence’s 8200 Unit and founder of the Israel Defense Forces Cyber Command.
View original Israel Hayom publication at: http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=24341