Cybertech 2023 is taking place this week in Tel Aviv, with a focus on the latest advancements and discussions in the field of cybersecurity. The 2nd day brought together leading experts from across the world, including representatives from the United States, Israel, Morocco, Bahrain, UAE, and other countries. The conference was divided into several sessions, each focusing on a different aspect of cybersecurity.
The first session was titled “Defense Cyber Transformational” and was moderated by Aviram Atzaba, the Executive Director of International Cooperation for the Israeli National Cyber Directorate (INCD). The session brought together Robert Silvers, the Under Secretary for Policy at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Gaby Portnoy, the General Director of INCD. The leaders discussed the latest developments in defense cybersecurity and the steps that are being taken to keep national security systems secure.
In the next session, leaders from Morocco, Bahrain, UAE, and Israel came together to discuss the first-of-its-kind “Leaders Cyber Discussion.” The session was moderated by Aviram Atzaba and Robert Silvers and was attended by Dr. E.H Al Mohamed Kuwaiti, the Head of Cyber Security for the UAE Government, and other top cyber experts. The leaders discussed the importance of cyber cooperation in the region and the steps being taken to secure national systems.
“Sovereign Digital: Changing the World in a Digital Age” was the theme of the next session, which was moderated by Brad Arkin, the Chief Trust and Security Officer and SVP at Cisco. The session discussed the importance of securing the digital supply chain and the role that businesses play in ensuring the security of the digital age. Rigo Broeck den Van, the Executive Vice President and President of Cybersecurity Product Innovation at Mastercard, also spoke about the latest developments in the field.
The next session, “Keeping the CISO’s Awake at Night,” was moderated by Pavel Gurvich, the General Manager and SVP of Enterprise Security at Akamai. The session discussed the top five things that keep the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) awake at night and the steps that can be taken to address these challenges. Hugues Foulon, the CEO of Orange Cyberdefense, spoke about the role of telco and WCYBER players in cybersecurity.
The final session of the day, “Innovation from the Global Startup: What’s Next in Security,” was moderated by Dr. R.J. Rao, the CTO and IBM Fellow at IBM Global Security Research. The session focused on the latest developments in cybersecurity and the role that innovation will play in shaping the future of the industry. The conference ended with a special discussion on “Cyber Conflicts of the Future” and was moderated by Daniel Markic, the Director of the Croatian Intelligence and Security Agency.
Cybertech 2023 was a successful event that brought together top experts in the field of cybersecurity. The conference provided a platform for discussion on the latest advancements and the challenges faced by the industry. The discussions and insights shared by the attendees will help shape the future of cybersecurity and ensure that national security systems remain secure.