Israel to hold its first int'l cyber security conference

Conference an attempt to advance field that Netanyahu has pegged as an area of potential economic growth for Israel.

December 9, 2013 16:02

IDF cyber warfare room 370. (photo credit: Courtesy IDF)


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The Israel National Cyber Bureau announced Monday that it will hold its first international cyber security conference in January.

“This is a central event in the cyber world by a unique meeting space for the companies, the technologies and the customers in the cyber world,” said INCB head Eviatar Matania.

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The conference is an attempt to advance one of the fields Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has pegged as an area of potential economic growth for Israel.

On Sunday, Netanyahu told visiting OECD Sec.-Gen. Angel Guria that Israel is trying “to turn Beersheva into a global cyber capital, which will enable many investors and companies from the private sector to come to Israel.”

The conference, to take place on January 27-28 at the Tel Aviv Exhibition Grounds, has already secured participation from executives from major companies including IBM, Kaspersky, Check Point and EMC.

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