Cybersecurity Conferences and Events in Israel

In this post, we take a look at Cybersecurity Conferences taking place in Israel, specifically throughout 2018.

All Israeli InfoSec events and conferences that are listed on this page are in descending order.

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.

Vice’s video below is a nice overview that explains Israel’s successful relationship with IT Security.

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.


Israeli Cybersecurity Conferences, 2019

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Recommended Event: Cyber Week Tel Aviv
When: June 23, 2019 - June 27, 2019
Why: This is, literally, one of the biggest Security Events in Israel. This conference is rammed full of roundtables, panels, workshops, forums, BSides, competitions, and a whole lot more. Out of all the Israeli Cybersecurity Conferences, this is one that we’d highly recommend.
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Recommended Event: BlueHat
When: February 6, 2019 - February 7, 2019
Why: This event, like BlueHat 2018 last year, has once again made our Recommended List of Israeli Cybersecurity Conferences to attend purely because of its longevity in the Events Space in Israel. The world still runs predominately on Microsoft so this event is dedicated to that platform. If you live and work in Israel as a IT Professional then this is an event that would very likely be beneficial for you to attend.
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Israeli Cybersecurity Conferences, 2018

Recommended Event: HLS and Cyber Conference
When: November 12, 2018 - November 15, 2018
Why: We’ve included this event within our recommended events in Israel because it’s one of the largest – if not the largest Cybersecurity Conference in Tel Aviv. In 2018, the event had 160 vendors with 5,000 participants. Obviously, if you work in Cybersecurity in Tel Aviv then this is an event that you ought to attend.
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Recommended Event: ICS Cybersec 2018
When: October 11, 2018
Why: This Israeli Cybersecurity event was absolutely included in our “Recommended Best Israel InfoSec Events of 2018” because it focuses squarely on one major niche of concern with IT Security, namely: SCADA.
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Recommended Event: OWASP AppSec Israel
When: September 5, 2018 - September 6, 2018
Why: We’re mega fans of OWASP here at “InfoSec Conferences” so this event taking place in Tel Aviv was always going to be on our “recommended list”. If you don’t know OWASP then get to know because the organization really does help to identify vulnerabilities as well as find solutions and patches. The OWASP Top Ten is always a “must-read” for serious Security Professionals.
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Recommended Event: International Symposium on Cyber Security Cryptography and Machine Learning (CSCML)
When: June 21, 2018 - June 22, 2018
Why: We’ve included this event for those Cybersecurity academics living and working in Israel. If you consider yourself to be one of those then we’d encourage you to satisfy your curiosity and click the more info link below!
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Recommended Event: BSides TLV
When: June 19, 2018
Why: Just like with OWASP, we’re big fans of BSides events, in fact we recommend all of them so it’s no surprise that we’ve included “BSides Tel Aviv” within this resource.
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Recommended Event: Cyber Week Tel Aviv
When: June 17, 2018 - June 21, 2018
Why: In 2018 this event was held at Tel Aviv University in Israel. This event is, we’re sure, the largest Cybersecurity Conference to take place in Israel and that’s why we absolutely had to recommend this event. This Conference attracts some heavy hitting keynote speakers so check it out! You can consider this event as being probably the #1 event to attend in Israel, if you disagree let us know in the comments below or in the comments on the actual page of “Cyber Week Tel Aviv” (the link is below).
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Recommended Event: DevSecCon Tel Aviv
When: May 7, 2018
Why: This is like OWASP and BSides in the sense that it attracts real genuine Cybersecurity Practitioners. If you consider yourself to be a Israeli Cybersecurity Practitioner/ Professional – then this event is for you!
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Recommended Event: Eurocrypt 2018
When: April 29, 2018 - May 3, 2018
Why: This is somewhat of a wild card to include because it doesn’t always take place in Israel (which is a determining reason why we include events), however, we thought to mention it because these annual “Eurocrypt” events are noted for their pioneering work in the field of cryptography.
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Recommended Event: Cyberfront
When: April 25, 2018 - April 26, 2018
Why: We liked this event because the organizers seem to have made a big effort to combine several Cybersecurity niches together. We’re not sure if this is an annual Israeli Cybersecurity Conference – if it is please let us know and we will update this resource.
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Recommended Event: Fintech Week Tel Aviv
When: March 5, 2018 - March 7, 2018
Why: There is no doubt that Israel leads the way with advancements in Cybersecurity. It’s also a fact that many successful Israeli Tech Startups (such as Check Point, CyberArk Software, Imperva, Covertix and Lacoon Mobile Security) are (very likely) the result of talented individuals from Unit 8200 (Yehida Shmoneh-Matayim), which for those that don’t know, is an Israeli Intelligence Corps. Unit 8200 has definitely helped fuel the success of many tech companies. We’re sure that by attending this conference in Tel Aviv, which focuses on FinTech, you’ll benefit from the networking and talks. Clearly if you work within the FinTech space then this is a must-attend.
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Recommended Event: The Greater Tel Aviv Cryptography Seminar (GTACS)
When: March 5, 2018 - March 5, 2018
Why: The Israeli’s have long held excellence in being about to crack and create Cryptographic protocols and in this event, you’ll meet some of the pioneering minds behind the technology and hence why we recommended this event as a “must attend Israeli Cybersecurity Conference”.
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Recommended Event: CyberTech Israel 2018
When: January 29, 2018 - January 31, 2018
Why: Say no more, this is (probably) Israel’s biggest Cybersecurity Conference, and that’s why we’ve included it in our list.
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Recommended Event: BlueHat
When: January 23, 2018 - January 24, 2018
Why: We’ve included this event because, as far as we can understand, this conference has been taking place for the last decade. We’re not entirely sure if BlueHat takes place each year in Tel Aviv however because it seems to have done so in 2017 and in 2018 we’ve included it in our “Best Israeli Cybersecurity Conferences of 2018” resource.
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How Do We Select These Events?

It’s actually very simple.

We just take a look at the quality of speakers, the longevity of the event, the subject matter and a few other variables.

When an event is added by a conference organizer we make a decision as to whether it should be awarded a ‘recommended status’. If it is, then it is automatically included within this post. You can learn more about our process here and about our company here.

If you need help with any aspect of this page or have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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