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The Sponsors Exhibition and Startup Showcase will take place on July 20-21

Please note the agenda is tentative and subject to changes

14:00 - 16:15

Crisis Management

Our Cyber Crisis Management event will completely shift the perspective of leaders and decision-makers on cyber crisis management and how it should be operated. We will provide participants with tools, tips, and guidance on how to mitigate the said issues and prepare their business for the ever-evolving digital threat landscape.

As cyber incidents increase both in frequency and implications, organizations must make sure they have an effective plan in place to steer through the cyber storm. 

Moreover, business leaders must understand that cyber crisis management is a multidisciplinary field that requires much more than the involvement of the IT teams. Insurance, negotiation, legal, regulations, and PR are only a couple of important aspects to consider during any cyber crisis. 

And in a crisis, every decision counts...

16:30 - 17:00

The Business of Piracy: Even Wonder Woman Needs Saving

Wonder Woman 1984' premiered both on HBO Max and in movie theatres this weekend, which proved to be a massive success. The same can be said for the film's release on pirate sites which hit record numbers. On Saturday, nearly 10% of all pirate downloads on torrent sites related to Wonder Woman, something we haven't seen before.

17:00 - 17:30

Privacy and Security Challenges for an Automotive Supplier – A Research Perspective

18:30 - 20:30

Supercharging Cyber Capacity Building

Digital Transformation can boost the 17 sustainable development goals. Cyber resilience is the essential enabler of digital transformation. In this roundtable representatives of donor organizations, beneficiary countries, critical infrastructure protection practitioners and academia will share current approaches to capacity building. The forum will showcase some of the most innovative and significant initiatives attempting to take Cyber Capacity Building to the next level, as well as facilitate brainstorming and the mutual sharing of insights. 

At this session, Tel Aviv University will aslo inaugurate the Regional Cyber Resilience Center. This major applied research initiative expresses the commitment of Tel Aviv University and the Ministry of Regional Cooperation to benefit all the people throughout the region, including the Mediterranean and the Gulf. 

The Regional Cyber Resilience Center will develop innovative and cost effective methods and provide knowledge and expertise to support regional digital transformation.


Fireside Cocktail hosted by YL Ventures @Speakeasy

YL Ventures and Scale Venture Partners invite you to our Cyber Week Fireside Chat! Join us at a trendy Tel Aviv rooftop bar to hear from an esteemed panel of cybersecurity leaders and network with the industry’s best and brightest entrepreneurs and experts.

All welcome

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Crisis Management (In-person & Virtual)

Our Cyber Crisis Management event will completely shift the perspective of leaders and decision-makers on cyber crisis management and how it should be operated. We will provide participants with tools, tips, and guidance on how to mitigate the said issues and prepare their business for the ever-evolving digital threat landscape.

As cyber incidents increase both in frequency and implications, organizations must make sure they have an effective plan in place to steer through the cyber storm. 

Moreover, business leaders must understand that cyber crisis management is a multidisciplinary field that requires much more than the involvement of the IT teams. Insurance, negotiation, legal, regulations, and PR are only a couple of important aspects to consider during any cyber crisis. 

And in a crisis, every decision counts.

13:15 - 14:00

Crisis Management - Registration & Networking

14:35 - 14:45

The Leading Approaches to Crisis Management in the World of Cybersecurity Before, During and After a Crisis Event

14:45 - 14:55

Attack from Hell: A View From the Frontlines of a Heavyweight Ransomware Extortion Attack

15:20 - 15:30

Ransomware: The True Cost of Doing Business

15:30 - 15:40

How to Prepare for the Next Crisis

16:05 - 16:15

Is Your Cloud Ready for the Next Crisis?

14:00 - 14:15

The Cyber Shield Award

14:15 - 14:25

Omer Bar-Lev, Minister of Public Security

14:45 - 14:55

The German IT-Security Act 2.0 – Strengthening the IT-Security of the Government, Economy and Citizens

14:55 - 15:05
15:05 - 15:20

Formal Address by Defense Minister of Israel Benjamin (Benny) Gantz

16:10 - 16:35

Transform security operations with Open Security

Today's security environment has grown too complicated. Clients have too many tools, too much data, and too few resources. Typically, the security operations center analysts take 200+ days to detect an attack and another 70+ days to respond.

To transform, we must think differently. We can follow the example set by other major technology areas and our adversaries: leveraging open & collaborative practices to react faster and respond more intelligently.

This session will address how Open Security can be the next frontier for Security and transform security operations. We will discuss how using an open platform to integrate existing security tools across a hybrid environment can generate more in-depth insights,  help analysts respond faster to incidents and become more proactive with an open threat hunting approach.

16:35 - 16:55
16:55 - 17:05

Securing Identity: Protecting Against Attacker Innovation

17:05 - 17:25

Securing Identity: Protecting Against Attacker Innovation

17:25 - 17:45

A Brave New World: Government Reach in Cybersecurity


Cyber Gala RSVP Required

09:00 - 11:20

GERMANY - ISRAEL: Cyber Research & Innovation Roundtable: Aviation and Mobility

GERMANY - ISRAEL: Cyber Research & Innovation Roundtable Hosted by the German Embassy in Tel Aviv and the Israel Office of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers

Join our innovative Cybersecurity and industry leaders exchanging knowledge and strategies within the cyber ecosystems in Germany, Europe and Israel.

Session moderated by: Danny Seker, Digital, Industry, Space and Civil Security Senior Director, ISERD, Israel Innovation Authority

Special Welcome Greeting

Orit Farkash-HaCohen, Minister of Innovation, Science & Technology


Andreas Könen, Director General Cyber and Information Security, German Federal Ministry of the Interior

Yigal Unna, Director General, Israel National Cyber Directorate

TRACK 1: CYBER & AVIATION: From A German and Israeli Innovation Lens


Mr. Christoph Müller, Head of Defense Research at the German Aerospace Center, DLR - The Need for Robust and Resilient Air Platforms in a Networked Environment

Fireside chat

Mr. Christoph Müller, Head of Defense Research at the German Aerospace Center, DLR

Frank Schubert, Airbus Cyber Security, Head of Defense & Strategic Programs  

Noam Krakover, Chief Revenue Officer, Cyber Division, Israel Aerospace Industries, Ex Head of Intelligence and Assessment Division in Strategy and Policy Division, INCD

Moderator: Dadi Gertler, Executive Director of Systems and Technology Alliances, Israel National Cyber Directorate

TRACK 2: CYBER & MOBILITY – A Necessary Pillar of Smart Cities


Prof. Frank Köster, Founding Director, Institute for AI Safety and Security, German Aerospace Center, DLR - The EU‘s unified cloud ecosystem GAIA-X: Enabler for innovative Value Added Services for Mobility & Smart Cities

Prof. Tali Hatuka, Head, Laboratory for Contemporary Urban Design (LCUD), Department of Geography, Porter School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Tel Aviv University - The Digital City: Critical Dimensions in Implementing the Smart City

11:20 - 13:20

AI & Cyber

The session will include the following talks:- 

Nimrod Vax, Co-Founder and Head of Product, BigID - AI and Privacy - Friend or Foe? Should it be regulated? 

Liron David, Researcher, Tel Aviv University - An Explainable Online Password Strength Estimator

Ernesto Damiani, Professor, Department of Informatics, University of Milan; Director of the Centre on Cyber-Physical Systems, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi  - Models and Security Controls Framework for AI-ML based Systems

Raluca Ada Popa, Assistant Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley Co-Founder and President, Opaque Systems - Enabling learning on confidential data

Roei Schuster, Researcher, Cornell & Tel Aviv University - Machine Learning: A Systems-Security Perspective

09:05 - 09:10

Opening remarks

09:10 - 09:15
09:15 - 09:45

Prime Minister of Israel Naftali Bennett

09:55 - 10:05

David KOH Tee Hian

10:15 - 10:25

Moving Forward Together, National Cybersecurity Strategy of the Czech Republic

10:25 - 10:35

Boosting a Full Speed Running Engine

10:35 - 10:55

How to become Ransomware Ready

10:55 - 11:15

The Missing Link of Enterprise Cyber Security

11:15 - 11:35

Appsec is More than Application Security

11:35 - 11:55

Our Uncomfortable Relationship With the Future

11:55 - 12:05

Trusted Global Money Flow – The Paradigm Shift

12:05 - 12:25

Are We Forever Doomed By Software Supply Chain Risks?

12:25 - 12:45

New Cyber Reality: Resilience as the Master Key for Cyber Security

12:45 - 13:05
14:00 - 14:05
14:05 - 14:50

YL Ventures CISOs & Founders Panel: Navigating the Vendor-Customer Relationship

How do CISOs assess vendor viability? What qualifies new technology as a good investment? How should vendors approach CISOs? Join us for an insightful panel discussion between prominent U.S.-based CISOs and promising Israeli cybersecurity startups!

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from leading CISOs and industry experts as they take the stage to share their strategic advice and insider perspectives on navigating customer-vendor relationships with cybersecurity startups. 

14:50 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:05

Diving into Application Security – CSA Innovation Conference

15:05 - 15:25

Your software is vulnerable. Ask a hacker if you wonder how

16:25 - 16:45

The Human Factor in cybersecurity – Do you need a Human OS upgrade?

16:55 - 17:05
17:05 - 17:15

Leading the Global Law Enforcement Response to Cybercrime

17:15 - 17:35

You'll See This Message When It Is Too Late: The Legal and Economic Aftermath of Cybersecurity Incidents

17:35 - 17:55
17:55 - 18:10

Closing Keynote: The View from The Trenches – How Workhorses and Unicorns Fare in The Real World Iftach

19:00 - 19:50

Startup Showcase LIVE session 2021 - Virtual Only

 Nancy Shapira-Aronovic, Business Development Director, Gartner Israel

Join us online as Nancy chats with the people behind the 2021 startups that were selected to join Cyber Week 2021

Broadcasted LIVE on stage at Tel Aviv University, this session will give you a brief look into their innovative technology, where they started from and what the future holds for each and every one of them

16:00 - 16:10

Intro session

In the wake of a global virus outbreak, the war rages on – and FraudCON is back!

FraudCON War Stories is a virtual experience consisting of 20-minute episodes that fraud fighters can view live during the event (July 21st) or watch later, binge-style.

FraudCON will focus once more on War Stories – our elite cybercrime warriors will share their gory real-world tales from the trenches, taking us through their fearless expeditions and give us a glimpse into their combat tactics in fighting online financial crime.

16:10 - 16:30

Scamdemic: How Coronavirus Pushed Scams To New Heights

Romance scams, employment scams, government grant scams, fraud department impersonation scams - name practically any scam, and you can be sure the pandemic made it easier than ever for scammers to trick consumers in 2020. The job loss, isolation and uncertainty experienced by so many caused widespread vulnerability, creating a perfect storm of opportunity for fraudsters all over the world. Most of these scams have common elements that can be tracked by manual and automated processes, and something as simple as implementing preventative training for frontline staff can make a measurable impact in reducing the financial devastation often experienced by scam victims.

While we will never be able to catch it all, there is always room for improvement where fraud mitigation is concerned.

Join me to learn about the anatomy of many of the most successful scams I witnessed last year, why I think they worked so well, and steps industries can take to better protect consumers.

16:30 - 16:45

Howdie, Stranger! When new users are anything but new

As credit card fraud becomes less challenging to detect in part because of advancements in fraud prevention technology, fraudsters have turned to creative forms of fraud to steal merchandise from online companies. In this session, e-commerce fraud consultant Karisse Hendrick will speak with Dajana Gajic-Fasic, the Head of e-commerce fraud and risk management for Finishline and JD Sports. Dajana will share war stories of cybercriminals creatively gaming the system, often without using a stolen credit card. And more importantly, how she is making it virtually impossible for them to succeed. 

16:45 - 17:00

Catch you on the flip side! Breaking down reverse proxy phishing attacks

As digital transformation continues to accelerate amidst the evolving COVID pandemic status, adversaries have been customizing advanced digital fraud operations to automate and scale the process of stealing and using digital credentials, leading to unprecedented peaks in identity theft and financial fraud.

In one of our recent war stories, our researchers uncovered and analyzed the kill chain of a sophisticated reverse proxy man-in-the-middle phishing automation framework that is used in the hands of fraudsters to compromise digital accounts, bypass MFA methods, and take accounts over swiftly and at scale. The session will include a reconstruction of the attack crafted in our research labs.

Open to all audiences, this session will focus on the newest and most advanced fraud techniques, automation frameworks, and account take over operations, devised by cybercriminals to address the ever growing digital footprint of users across the globe, and the staggering volume of compromised user credentials that fuel the cybercrime economy

17:00 - 17:25

Real-Life Stories of Good A.I. Fraud-Detection Going Wrong

Several short descriptions of real-world failures of advanced AI fraud detection. What went wrong, why, and what it cost.

17:25 - 17:40

Did Elon Musk really tweet that?! The Dark Path of Bitcoin Money Laundering

In this presentation we will cover the importance of monitoring for fraud prevention in the banking and cyber security sectors as well as the case with the twitter hack and the investigative processes in blockchain analysis.

17:40 - 18:00

Mules in Focus – Your Problem Today is Ours Tomorrow

A case study discussion about strategies to detect mules within a banking environment and the benefits of keeping criminals out of your bank.

18:00 - 18:20

The Fraudster who Loved Me

In this talk, Réka will share a challenging fraud ring that she has faced at Riskified, of fraudsters that used American dating sites to prey on vulnerable people and use them in the fraud scheme. We'll learn how we can fight this kind of fraud, and what is our social responsibility in protecting vulnerable communities

18:20 - 18:35

Game of Cons: Tackling Media and Entertainment Fraud

Credential fraud is rampant and does not end with your Netflix account. We believe piracy can be eradicated but it need collaboration throughout the ecosystem: tech vendors, legislators, and you, because when you share your credential or when you use a weak password it is in most cases expose you to identity theft. Think about the great movies that are waiting to be filmed and let’s protect this industry from pirates.

18:35 - 19:00

Fundamental Untruths: the story of a terror financing ring

Due to stringent economic sanctions against Iran over the past decade, which have cut off the Iranian banking system from the rest of the world, individuals and entities that intend to move funds from Iran must do so in the form of "underground banking".  While most transactions are for legitimate personal remittances, there are transactions that are used for illicit purposes, including terrorism. This presentation will define what is meant by the term underground banking. It will also cover how it relates to the movement of funds globally through hawaladars, trade-based money laundering, as well as virtual currencies including the recent introduction of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT's).  It will further analyze the method in which terrorist organizations have exploited underground banking to finance their activities. 

19:00 - 19:20

Finding Your Superhero: When Fighting Fraud Leads to Greater Things

Fraud and Financial Crime Fighters have the very real opportunity to make an impact on society and the world for good.  With access to advanced techniques, analytics, infrastructure and training, the modern day fraud fighter is uniquely positioned to protect vulnerable populations.  In this session, a 20 year fraud fighting veteran who has battled Fraud in over 30 countries, will share his personal story and several cases that really opened his eyes to the truth behind the fraud fight.

19:20 - 19:30

Whodunnit? The user did! The battle against APP Fraud

The presentation focuses on how payment fraud has evolved in the UK over the years and the rise of scam attacks. The introduction of CRM, and how we use complex detection and prevention tools and also need collaboration between the banks and other industries to combat the challenges that these new sophisticated scams present.

12:00 - 14:00

Privacy 2021 Global Data Protection Regulation: Compliance Challenges and Opportunities

In this session, leading data protection experts will provide practical insights into what to expect in the upcoming months as countries begin to establish detailed requirements for all things data.

12:00 - 13:00 - What to expect from US federal and state regulation? How are leading global companies managing the emerging laws, platform standards to comply with and regulations to protect consumers?

 Jules Polonetsky, CEO, Future of Privacy Forum; Co-Founder, Israel Tech Policy Institute; USA

 Tali Guy, VP Global Compliance & Ethics and Global Data Privacy Officer, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

 Jessica Blazer, Chief Privacy Officer, Playtika

 Boris Segalis, Partner, Co-Chair, Data + Privacy + Cybersecurity, Goodwin LLP, New York

 Limor Shmerling Magazanik, Managing Director, Israel Tech Policy Institute, Israel

13:00 - 14:00 - Assessing developments around the world International data flows, new and updated laws in China, India, Japan, South Korea and Brazil. The future of EU-US, EU-Israel and global data transfers at a time of rising demand for data sovereignty

 Omer Tene, Chief Knowledge Officer; International Association of Privacy Professionals, USA

 Prof. Peter Swire, Elizabeth & Tommy Holder Chair of Law and Ethics, Scheller College of Business Georgia Institute of Technology; Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird, LLP

 Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna, Director for Global Privacy - Future of Privacy Forum

 Mark Parsons, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Hong Kong

15:00 - 17:00

Are you Prepared for the New Data Transfer Rules? An IDPF (Israeli Data-Protection Professionals Forum) Event

This event will be held in Hebrew

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The EU has recently published new standard contractual clauses (SCCs) and recommendations on extra safeguards for transferring GDPR-covered data.
As a result, in less than three months, thousands of Israeli companies will have to completely revisit their data transfer strategy, or face a commercial shutdown.
Our event will focus on what a company needs to do to prepare for this change.
Your key takeaways:

  • An understanding of the new requirements
  • In-depth insights about implementing the new rules
09:30 - 19:30

BSides TLV

13:30 - 17:00

Cyber Week 2021

13:30 - 14:00 - The Upside Down: The Roles and Responsibilities of Cybercrime Syndicates

 Oded Vanunu, Head of Products Vulnerability Research - Check Point Software Technologies

Cybercrime is constantly evolving like any public organization, innovative thinking, experts and talents hiring—all the things you expect in a large organization but with a different path: to achieve profitability. This session will deep dive into underground roles and structures and how they operate, and then review major cyber-incidents and look how the underground roles took part in the incidents

14:30 - 17:00 - Quantum Encryption Session

Introduction to the world of quantum computers

 Prof. Yaron Oz, Director, Center for Quantum Science and Technology, School of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University

14:50 - 15:25 - Keynote

  Prof. Artur Ekert, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford Lee Kong Chian Centennial Professor, National University of Singapore, Founding director of the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore

15:25 - 15:50 - Assessment of the suitability of satellite quantum communications under realistic and finite-sized statistics

 Prof. Alexander Ling, Director, Quantum Engineering Programme at National University of Singapore

Recent progress in proof-of-concept quantum communication protocols from space have raised awareness about possibly using satellites to deliver quantum signals as a service. How realistic is this expectation in a real-world scenario? In this talk, I will address some of the challenges, and discuss the prediction of our model for the expected output when using small satellites in Low Earth Orbit.

15:50 - 16:10 - Quantum Energy Landscape and Variational Quantum Algorithms

 Dr. Joonho Kim, Postdoctoral Researcher at Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey

Joonho Kim is a theoretical physicist working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, US. Previously, his research focused on quantum field theory and quantum aspects of black holes. He is now actively working on hybrid quantum computing and variational algorithms and looking for their interesting applications.

16:10 - 16:35 - Detuning-modulated composite pulses for high-fidelity robust quantum control

 Prof. Haim Suchowski, Head of the Femto-Nano Laboratory, Department of Condensed Matter Physics, School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University

Quantum information processing (QIP) relies on high-fidelity quantum state preparation and transfer; this presents a challenge in practical realizations where the admissible error of quantum operations is smaller than 10−4. Thus, even small systematic errors, i.e., due to imperfections in fabrication or in the experimental control knobs, reduce the fidelity of state transfer below the fault-tolerant threshold. A powerful tool to correct for such errors are composite pulses (CPs), initially developed in the field of nuclear magnetic resonance. These are a sequence of pulses with different areas and/or phases that implement accurate and robust quantum gates. A promising candidate for advancing QIP technologies is integrated photonic circuits due to their scalability and on-chip integration capacity. However, the fidelity of operations remains below the QIP due to unavoidable fabrication errors. CPs have not previously been used to correct for such errors, as existing sequences require control of the phase of the coupling, which in integrated photonics is a real parameter.

We introduce a detuning-modulated composite pulses control method for robust QIP and implement our solutions in integrated photonic systems. These correct for errors in various parameters, achieving fidelity above the QI threshold 10−4. Detuning-modulated CPs allow for remarkable error tolerance in qubit inversions. Thus they are perfectly suited for implementation in various quantum information platform including IBM quantum computer as well as integrated photonic circuits. We believe that such new method can provide a path for true high-fidelity QIP schemes.

16:35 - 17:00 - The practicality of commercial QKD in optical transmission

 Prof. Hagai Eisenberg, Associate Professor Racah Institute of Physics The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

17:00 - 17:15

Welcome to the academic session - Opening Keynotes

The Academic Conference brings to the stage important topics and recent achievements, in various research efforts along the Cyber interdisciplinary domain. This year as part of a hybrid cyber week, the Academic Conference will leverage three sub-domains with deep perpectives in which scholars from around the globe will share during the event.

17:15 - 17:40

End user perspectives on Privacy Enhancing Technologies

17:40 - 18:00

Emerging Shape of EU AI Regulation: Promises and Pitfalls?

18:00 - 18:30

Cryptography in the Proof-of-Work Era

18:30 - 18:50

Layer 2 - protocols working on top of a blockchain

18:50 - 19:10
20:00 - 21:30

Debating Collective Cyber Defense for Democracies

Opening remarks

 Ambassador Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Ambassador-at Large for Cyber Diplomacy at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

20:15 - 21:30 - Lectures and discussion

 Prof. Chris C. Demchak, Strategic and Operational Research Department, U.S. Naval War College

 Dr. Lior Tabansky, Head of Research Development, Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel Aviv University

 Mauritz Kop, Stanford Law School TTLF Fellow, Founder of MusicaJuridica and Strategic Intellectual Property Lawyer at AIRecht

 Marietje Schaake, International Policy Director at the Cyber Policy Center; International Policy Fellow at the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence


Interview – Understanding the U.S. Market - Virtual Only

 Nancy Shapira-Aronovic, Business Development Director, Gartner Israel

Seth Spergel, Managing Partner, Merlin Ventures

Join us online as Nancy chats with Seth about the startup ecosystem in Israel

18:00 - 20:30

Let's get Physical

18:00 - 20:00 - Let's get Physical: The SAE G-32 Solution for the Cyber-Physical Cyber-Menace


Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) include Wearable Medical Devices, Smart Grid, Autonomous Vehicles, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Industrial Control Systems (ICS), Internet of Things (IoT) systems, Satellite Communication Systems for commercial and government integration, weapons systems supporting the Warfighter, and a variety of embedded systems that include software, firmware, and electronics hardware.
Can these be hacked? Of course. Are they hacked? All the time. Are there available standard Cybersecurity solutions available? Not quite, almost. Which is where SAE gets into the picture.

This year, for the first time, the Society of Automotive/Aerospace Engineers (SAE International, founded in 1905) is joining forces with the Tel-Aviv Cyber Week: the SAE G-32 Cyber Physical Systems Security (CPSS) standard-making committee, will be providing their annual overview of the committee's work during a special, 2-hour session, as part of Cyber Week's virtual agenda. The committee’s charter's unique scope addresses the development of CPSS standards intended for multi-sector, cross-industry use to address weaknesses and vulnerabilities of the system and system elements (e.g. software, firmware, hardware). G-32's diverse cross-industry/cross-sector/cross-nation active participants base includes members from industry (e.g. Aviation, Automotive, Medical Devices, Industrial Control Devices, IoT, and Banking & Finance), Government, and Academia – from all over the globe. 

Notional Agenda:

  • 18:00-18:15    Opening Remarks: 
  • Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel, Conference Chairman of Cyber Week, Director Blavatnik ICRC, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Aviram Atzaba, Executive Director - International Cooperation, Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD)
  • Aharon David, AFUZION-Infosec, SAE G-32 Leadership
  • 18:15-18:25    SAE Overview – David Alexander
  • 18:25-18:35    SAE G-32 Overview – Gloria D’Anna
  • 18:35-19:25    SAE G-32 Sub-Committee Summaries:
  • Domains of Consideration – Daniel DiMase
  • Hardware – Jeremy Bellay
  • Software & Firmware – Andreas Schweiger
  • Risk – Howard Miller & Zach Collier
  • Illustrative Example – Duminda Wijesekera & Matt Jablonski
  • 19:25-19:45    Round-Table with G-32 Co-Chair William (Bill) Scofield and Sub-Committee Chairs, moderated by G-32 Co-Chair Gloria D’Anna
  • 19:45-19:55    Q&A – moderated by Christopher Sundberg
  • 19:55-20:00    Closing Remarks: Aharon David
09:00 - 15:20

Israel Maritime Cybersecurity Summit

Israel Maritime Cybersecurity Summit (IMCS) @ Ashdod Port

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07:30 - Transportation from Tel Aviv

08:30 - 09:30 - Gathering & Registration

09:30 - 10:00 - Opening Remarks

  • Mr. Tamir Goren, Director of Strategic Programs, INCD
  • Mr. Shiko Zana, CEO, Ashdod Port Company

10:00 - 10:15 - Keynote: The Challenges of "Cybered" Conflict in the Maritime Domain

Prof. Shaul Chorev, Director of the Maritime Policy & Strategy, Research Center, University of Haifa

10:00 - 10:45 - Leadership Panel

Moderator: Mr. Dadi Gertler, Executive Director of Systems, INCD


  • Mr. Yigal Unna, Director General, INCD, Israel
  • Mr. Brandon Wales, Executive Director, CISA, USA
  • Mr. Scott Jones, Head, CCCS, Canada
  • Mr. Andreas Könen, Director General for CI, BMI, Germany
  • Mr. Paul Maddinson, Director of National Resilience and Strategy, NCSC, UK

10:45 - 11:30 - Panel I: Port Ecosystem Cybersecurity

 Gadi Benmoshe, Chief Information Officer at Israel Ports Development & Assets Company (IPC)


  • Mr. Hans Rook, IPCSA Chairman, IPCSA
  • Mr. Pascal Ollivier, Chairman of Data Collaboration, IAPH
  • Panel Speakers:
  • LCDR Quinton DuBose, Chief of the Maritime Cyber Readiness Branch (MCRB), USCG
  • Mr. Ilan Matalon, CISO, Ashdod Port
  • Mr. David Ben-Hayoun, Emergency, Security and Cyber Director, Israel Tax Authority

11:30 - 11:50 - Coffee Break

11:50 - 12:00 - Keynote

 Eyal Ben-Amram, EVP Chief Information Officer - ZIM, BOD Member of Cyberstar

12:00 - 12:05 - Keynote

Mr. Peter Adams, Head, Maritime Security Section, Maritime Safety Division, IMO

12:05 - 12:40 - Panel II: Vessel & Shipping Company Cybersecurity

 Ram Levi, Founder and CEO, Konfidas


  • Lt. Christine Rousseau, D.Sc. Cybersecurity, Operations Officer for the Cyber Protection Team (CPT), USCG 
  • Mr. Noam Krakover, Cyber Division, IAI/ELTA
  • Mr. Ronen Meroz, CEO, Cyberstar
  • Mr. Kfir Ari Raviv, IT Manager at Mano Maritime
  • Mr. Hendrik Dibbern, Official at Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)

12:40 - 12:55 - Keynote

 Ibrahim Al Najjar, Director of Information Technology DP World, UAE Region

12:55 - 13:45 - Lunch Break

13:45 - 14:15 - Panel III: Maritime Cybersecurity Regulation

Moderator: Ms. Ortal Niv, Head of the Cyber Division, Israel Ministry of Transport and Road Safety


  • Captain Michael Solomon, ISM & ISPS Lead Auditor, Israel Ministry of Transport and Road Safety
  • Mr. Sean Plankey, former Director for Cyber Policy at the White House National Security Council
  • Mr. Eliav Noori, Head of Guidance Department, INCD
  • CDR Jason Boyle, Chief of Port State Control Division, USCG
  • Ms. Deborah Housen-Couriel, Chief Legal Officer and VP Regulation, Konfidas

14:15 - 15:30 - Ashdod Port Cyber Innovation Program

Mr. Roy Avrahami, Ashdod Port Company
Ashdod Port Cyber Innovation Program Start-Ups

15:30 - 15:35 - Closing Remarks

Mr. Tamir Goren, Director of Strategic Programs, INCD

15:35 - 16:30 - Ashdod Port Tour

Tour Moderator: Ashdod Port

16:30 - Transportation to Tel Aviv

16:30 - 18:45

Dilemmas and managerial responsibility In reporting of cyber risks and incidents

In-person event only

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