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Israel PM and Foreign Leaders Attend BGU Cyber Security Demo

Israel PM and Foreign Leaders Attend BGU Cyber Security Demo

December 27, 2018

Homeland & Cyber Security, Press Releases

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras learned about the latest cyber security initiatives underway at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) as part of the leaders’ trilateral summit on cyber defense, civilian space-related issues and meteorological cooperation.

The leaders toured the National CERT (Cyber Emergency Response Teams) and the Cyber@BGU labs located in the Advanced Technologies Park (ATP) adjacent to the BGU Marcus Family Campus, where established and startup companies can leverage BGU researchers and technologies.

The group saw presentations by Prof. Yuval Elovici, head of Cyber@BGU and incumbent of the Davide and Irene Sala Chair in Homeland Security Research, and Prof. Bracha Shapira, incumbent of the Carole Weinstein Chair in Information Systems Engineering and deputy dean of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences. Elovici also heads the Telekom Innovation Laboratories at BGU, where Shapira is a senior researcher.


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