Cybersecurity Conferences in Israel 2018 – 2019

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What’s This Post All About?

We list a lot of information on Cybersecurity Events that take place around the world, indeed we even go as far as updating our list every day!

When we first started our conference directory we noticed that the majority of events take place in the United States, India and the UK – but – we also quickly realized that there are a TON of InfoSec events happening in Israel.

Why Is Israel Such A Major Player in Cybersecurity?

Everyone working in Cybersecurity will agree that Israel is a big player with regards to pioneering and implementing Information IT Security. Period.

Point in case: Israel has the world’s second-largest cyber market, second only to the United States.

The obvious answer why Israel is a heavy-hitter in the Cybersecurity Conference scene as well as in the Global Industry is because of the necessity they have to protect themselves.

The State of Israel has had to be continually vigilant to handle enemies and cyber threats, and, hardly surprising, protecting Israel is an ongoing major focus of Israeli governmental strategy. As a result, the Israeli military invests places significant investment in computing technologies, particularly in the intelligence branches and within cyberterrorism. For those that are interested in the Israeli Governments drive to counter cyberterror go ahead and take a look at Israel’s legendary elite cyber intelligence unit: 8200.

In this post we’re going to tell you about popular (and worthwhile) Cybersecurity conferences and events that take place in Israel each year.

This post is a ‘work-in-progress’; i.e. meaning that we will be add events to this page over the coming months and years – so don’t be fooled by the original published date of this post! If you are interested in learning about Cyber Security Events that take place in Israel then you’ve come to a useful resource, and one that we hope you enjoy and use.

Why And How Did We Select These Cyber Conferences?

The ‘why’ is based on two criteria: firstly, is the conference reputable?; does it attract professional InfoSec Professionals? And, secondly, does the conference take place on a regular basis? If the answer to these two questions is ‘yes’ then it is very likely that we will add the event to this page.

The ‘how’ is simple – either the event organizer contacts us, or, we found out about it and added it to this page.

Can I Add My Israeli InfoSec Event To This Page?

Of course you can and we actively encourage it.

All you need to do is submit a form here. Once completed we will add your event to all our resources including our weekly email that goes out to thousands of cyber security professionals. If you’d like to include your event please drop a comment below or contact us via this form. To include your conference, meeting or seminar to this page we only ask that it takes place in Israel.

We’d like to see this page grow over time; your involvement is therefor key and we appreciate everyone who has helped us create, manage and share this content!

Lastly – if you have attended any of the events posted below please share your experiences by adding a comment below.

#1 BlueHat

A special edition of Microsoft’s leading cyber security conference for top professionals, to be held for the very first time in Tel Aviv, Israel. Over the past 10 years, BlueHat conferences have drawn the brightest minds in security to discuss key industry challenges. And now, BlueHat Israel is here to crank it up by exploring and creating new cyber security thoughts and boundaries.

This exclusive (by invitation only) single track event will host top cyber security professionals from around the world, who will come together to tackle the present and peek into the future. It will feature brilliant speakers and focus on breakthrough research, key trends and emerging threats in the field. Clearly, if you live and work in Israel within a Cyber Security role then this would be a fantastic conference to attend.

(We think the speaker in the photo is Brian Krebs).

Some of the decks and videos from this the 2017 conference can be found here.

#2 CyberTech Israel
CyberTech Israel

Cybertech is the most significant conference and exhibition of cyber technologies outside of the United States. Cybertech Conference & Exhibition will present commercial problem solving strategies and solutions for the global cyber threat that meet the diverse challenges for a wide range of sectors: finance transportation, utilities, defense, R&D, manufacturing, telecommunication, health and government. The conference will also provide the exhibition of different innovative technologies, which are key to fighting these threats.

Cybertech will bring together leading multi-national corporates, SMB’s, start-ups, private and corporate investors, venture capital firms, experts, and clients and in the words of the organizers, this event is “the arena for cyber players!” Sounds good enough to us and clearly this event had to be included in our Israeli, Tel-Aviv list of InfoSec Conferences.

Some videos from the Keynote Speakers are found here.

#3 The Greater Tel Aviv Area Cryptography Seminar (GTACS)
The Greater Tel Aviv Area Cryptography Seminar (GTACS)

GTACS is a joint monthly symposium with participants from around the greater Tel-Aviv area. The main focus of the symposium is theoretical and applied cryptography, but our plan is to also include a significant number of talks on computer security as well.

#4 Cyber Week Israel
Cyber Week Israel

Cyber Week is an annual cybersecurity conference held at Tel Aviv University in Israel. It offers a unique gathering of cybersecurity experts which brings together industry leaders, startups, investors, academics, diplomats, and other government officials. Deliving a thought-provoking exchange of knowledge, methods, and ideas, it is a leading international conference in cybersecurity.

Watch the Academic Perspective on Cybersecurity Challenges and highlights from the 2016 Cyber Week.

#5 BSides TLV
BSides TLV

BSides is a global network of community organized, grassroots, non-profit security events taking place globally from Athens, to Sao Paulo – and now in sunny Tel Aviv, Israel, for the 2nd year.

We are huge fans of BSides: here’s our static resource which includes a calendar of all BSides events (streamed from the BSides HQ). Upon request we always add BSides events within this main directory.

Update! We interviewed the founder of BSides: Jack Daniel!

There are many videos that you can watch about this event here.

#6 ICS Cybersec
ICS Cybersec

ICS Cybersec will be the 2nd major conference focusing on the defense of cyber critical infrastructure; electricity, water, sewage, energy, transport, communication networks, buildings and camps. Welcome to hundreds of visitors from Israel and abroad who fill active roles in Producing cyber defense systems and solutions providers for CIP. There will be educating lectures by professional speakers and visitors will be exposed to innovative cybersecurity solutions.

The conference will bring together 700-1000 attendees, including: The leading Israeli companies providing solutions for ICS-Cybersecurity, the fastest growing startups in the field and potential customers from electricty, oil and gas, water, chemical transportation, communication and other industries which due to update changes to regulation in Israel are planning technological upgrade and deployment of cyber defense solutions.

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