Cyber Security in an Age of Uncertainty
March 16, 2017
The Christian Science Monitor — Cyber security has taken center stage. You can’t avoid it. News about the WikiLeaks release of alleged CIA hacking tools; Russian hacking designed to influence western elections; and sophisticated cybercriminals manipulating electronic banking systems to steal millions.
But who’s really keeping us safe online?
The U.S. and Israel are world leaders in cyber security, with each country poised to have a major impact on the power struggles playing out in cyberspace over national and economic security, human rights, and the global digital economy.
Cooperation between the U.S. and Israel isn’t limited to national security. The two countries have two of the world’s most robust and innovative cyber security industry clusters. Building on these strengths, the countries recently agreed to cooperate on cyber security research and development.
The U.S.-Israel Advanced Research Partnership Act expanded an existing research program run jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and Israel’s Ministry of Public Security to include cyber security research. The program is designed to help bridge the gap between initial research and product commercialization.
To learn more about U.S.-Israel cooperation and perspectives on a variety of cyber security issues, join AABGU at American University on March 20-21 for a conference: Cyber Security in an Age of Uncertainty: U.S.-Israel Perspectives.
Prof. Yuval Elovici, director of BGU’s Cyber Security Research Center and Deutsche Telekom Innovations Labs@BGU, kicks off the conference with a keynote address, “The Internet of Things: The New Frontier of Cyber Conflict.” View a video of the keynote address >>
The two-day conference will explore cutting-edge U.S.-Israeli cyberpolicy issues involving national security, crime, human rights, and the digital economy.