Cybertech 2020, the largest annual cybersecurity event in the world outside the US, will take place in Tel Aviv next month with thousands of cyber tech experts, industry leaders, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, executives, and government officials worldwide.
Featured speakers will include Director General of the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) Yigal Unna, Israeli cybersecurity think tank and company creation platform Team 8 Co-founder and CEO Nadav Zafrir, and Diagnostic Robotics Chairman and CTO Kira Radinsky.
The event will run over three days at the end of the month from January 28 – 30 at the Expo Tel Aviv, and is expected to draw some 18,000 attendees from over 80 countries.
Hundreds of startups, companies, organizations and governmental institutions will take part in an exclusive exhibition, In the past, companies that have exhibited at the conference include the Israeli Mossad, the IDF’s elite 8200 Unit, the Israel Police’s anti-fraud Lahav 433 Unit, IBM, Deloitte, Microsoft, and Check Point Software Technologies.
Startups will have the chance to present their cutting-edge developments while receiving global exposure for their innovative cyber solutions at the exclusive Startup Pavillion.
The conference will host dozens of roundtables, panels, meetings and discussions on the future of cybersecurity in fields such as cloud, IoT, Blockchain, Fintech, machine learning, quantum computing and more.
There is also a startup competition called the Startup Innovation Challenge, where early-stage startups working on a dedicated solution for an emerging cybersecurity problem in the field of traditional IT and enterprise environments, IoT, and emerging sectors. Three selected companies will present a short pitch in front of a live audience and a panel of judges. The winning startup, to be announced by YL Ventures, will get a flight to San Francisco to attend the 2020 RSA Conference in February, where top cybersecurity leaders and a dedicated community exchange ideas on how to propel the industry forward.
Israel, a global leader in the cybersecurity sector, is home to over 400 cybersecurity startups and companies. At last year’s conference, Romania’s Minister for Communications and Information Society Alexandru Petrescu said, “Israel is definitely at the forefront of cybertech.”
One of the biggest headlines of Cybertech 2019 came from Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who spoke last year’s conference and told the crowd, that Iran virtually attacks Israel every day. He also said that every country needs a combination of defense and attack capabilities and that “Israel has such capabilities.”
Speakers at the 2019 event also touched on points like how cyber affects daily life in health, transportation, infrastructure, and the economy, with special attention to fields of medicine, aviation, and elections.
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