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BGU Brings Cyber Security Expertise to California

BGU Brings Cyber Security Expertise to California

July 7, 2016

Homeland & Cyber Security

Jewish Journal of Los Angeles — Speakers from Ben-Gurion University were featured at the recent CyberTech Beverly Hills conference, which addressed the need for cyber security and the importance of collaboration in solving the field’s ever-increasing challenges.

Prof. Rivka Carmi President

BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi

BGU was the academic sponsor of the conference that brought together business leaders, government officials and academics from Israel and the United States to meet, learn from each other and, ideally, form partnerships.

BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi spoke to an audience of over 500 about the University’s cyber security expertise.

“We are considered a leading university in Israel that deals with cyber technology,” Prof. Carmi says.

“Beer-Sheva has been declared by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the hub of cyber in Israel, and the engine behind that was Ben-Gurion University.”

Prof. Yuval Elovici

Prof. Yuval Elovici

Prof. Yuval Elovici, director of BGU’s Cyber Security Research Center, spoke at the conference about the role the academic world plays in the field, and BGU’s focus on real-world applications of University research.

“Many other universities are doing more theoretical research, which is very important,” Prof. Elovici says.

“But the applied cyber security research can be transferred much faster to the market than theoretical research.”

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