BGU is developing technologies that address Israel’s security challenges and those of its allies.

Scientists at BGU’s Homeland Security Institute are developing autonomous vehicles for air, land and sea, keeping people out of harm’s way. They’re building resilient structures that withstand rockets, artillery shells and earthquakes. New remote sensing technologies are being used for anomaly and target detection, and protection of infrastructure and borders. A micro-satellite is being designed and launched into space. Sensors are being developed to identify bio and chemical contaminants, and measures are being taken to safeguard water supplies. BGU’s emergency response team is prepared to minimize the impact in the event of a tragedy, and cyber scientists are keeping “virtual” borders safe.

“Cyber attacks are becoming more and more sophisticated, so we must have the ability to look for anomalies that nobody has yet discovered. We train the systems to identify and handle problems.”
– Prof. Bracha Shapira

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Beer-Sheva Goes Cyber

August 3, 2015

Tags: Homeland & Cyber Security

Beer-Sheva is poised to be the world's cyber capital, going beyond David Ben-Gurion's dream for the region.

Hacking a Computer with a Simple Cellphone

July 30, 2015

Tags: Homeland & Cyber Security

Wired magazine covers BGU's cyber security experts who hacked an air-gapped computer with a basic cellphone.

Cellphones Can Steal Data from Computers

July 28, 2015

Tags: Homeland & Cyber Security, Press Releases

BGU researchers discover how mobile phones can hack into isolated computers not linked to the Internet.