Israel Information Security Conferences, 2020 - 2021

Every Israeli InfoSec event in 2020 is automatically streamed into this resource

Cybersecurity Conferences & Events In Israel

Author: Henry Dalziel

In this resource, we list Israeli Cybersecurity Conferences taking place throughout 2020.

After the United States, Israel is one of the more popular countries for hosting InfoSec Events.

The History of Cybersecurity In Israel

Owing to the political situation Israel has long developed a robust military; including, of course, Offensive and Defensive Cybersecurity capabilities.

Learning From Mistakes

The Israeli Security Services and the leadership learned from the UK’s errors from the end of the second world war.

Tommy Flowers and Alan Turing’s geniuses went unacknowledged after the war; there’s no doubt that they sped up the duration of the war and saved thousands of lives. The lack of appreciation that they both failed to receive was not only a personal tragedy but a national one too – the opportunity was lost in Britain to build on the skills that had been developed at Bletchley Park and maintain the momentum required to keep innovating and build a leading industry around computers and cryptography (which of course spawned into “Cyber Security”).

The Israelis, on the other hand, did the opposite to what Britain did in 1945. Their government long realized the benefits of recycling and repurposing talented Cybersecurity individuals who gained invaluable experience and knowledge attained from military offensive and defensive and place those skills within a commercial perspective.

Jumping ahead, we note that in 2015, Benjamin Netanyahu had set a mandate that Israel should become one of the Top Five Cybersecurity Powers in the World; a goal which has been met.

Israel receives roughly one-fifth of the World’s global private investment in Cybersecurity. In fact, when Mr. Netanyahu was a keynote at one of the largest Israeli Cybersecurity Events, Cybertech 2017, he said:

You’re in a wonderful business. In fact…it’s endless!
Keynote: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel Cybertech 2017

Unit 8200, which is a very rough equivalent of GCHQ or the NSA, has an excellent ability to recycling it’s military Cyberwarfare geniuses into the commercial space.

Of course, with the plethora of Cybersecurity start-ups in Israel, (there were 166 “Israeli Cyber Start-ups in July 2018), there’s a tremendous need to market and network and as a result, there are a ton of Israeli InfoSec Events. Most events take place in Tel Aviv and they are certainly increasing in quantity.

If you feel that we’ve missed an event please be sure to add it.

 April 20th, 2021
 Artificial Intelligence, CXO Level, IOT, Machine Learning
 October 27th, 2020
 Cloud Security, Hacker Conference, Offensive Security (Malware), SCADA/ ICS, Web Application Security
 July 2nd, 2020
 BSides, Hacker Conference
 July 1st, 2020
 Academic, CXO Level, Training
 June 23rd, 2020
 Cloud Security, Offensive Security (Malware), Web Application Security
 February 11th, 2020
 February 5th, 2020
 CXO Level, Cybercrime, Hacker Conference, IOT, Machine Learning, Offensive Security (Malware), Web Application Security, Women In Cybersecurity
 January 28th, 2020
 December 5th, 2019
 Cloud Security, FinSec, IOT
 September 24th, 2019
 Cyberwarfare, SCADA/ ICS
 June 24th, 2019
 June 23rd, 2019
 CXO Level
 June 16th, 2019
 May 26th, 2019
 Web Application Security