Cyber Week 2018 hosts 9,000 global delegates
Once again, Cyber Week, a week-long gathering of cybersecurity experts, overtook TAU’s campus with more than 50 lectures, competitions, roundtables and networking sessions.
This year’s event attracted 9,000 delegates from 80 countries. Hailing from the domains of computer science, engineering, business, law, media, policy and others, participants represented the diverse aspects of cybersecurity.
Highlights of Cyber Week 2018 included a plenary address by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who acknowledged the ongoing challenges posed by cyber threats in Israel and globally. "This is why we hold this conference here [in Israel],” Netanyahu said, “to protect the present and ensure the future."
Cyber Week featured global cyber authorities Prof. Joseph Nye of Harvard University; international technologist and security guru Bruce Schneier; Major Gen. (res.) Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel, director of TAU’s Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (ICRC) and Cyber Week Chairman; Chris Young, CEO of McAfee; and Israel’s Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked.
Alongside the lectures and meetings, several dozen teams of cyber enthusiasts competed in the Cyber Challenge, under the headline, “Cyber Hacked! Save the aircraft and passengers!”
Organized by the ICRC and TAU’s Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security in cooperation with the Prime Minister's Office National Cyber Directorate and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cyber Week has become a mainstay of the international cybersecurity community in recent years.
The ICRC boasts 50+ faculty members and 200+ cyber experts, who have attained national and international prominence for their research and industry knowledge. The Center’s ongoing activities include research projects, seminars and workshops for students and researches from Israel and around the world.