Interview – Understanding the U.S. Market - Virtual Only
16:30 - 16:40
Welcome to the academic session - Opening Keynotes
Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel
17:00 - 17:15
End user perspectives on Privacy Enhancing Technologies
17:15 - 17:40
Emerging Shape of EU AI Regulation: Promises and Pitfalls?
Prof. Lilian Edwards
17:40 - 18:00
Let's get Physical
18:00 - 20:30
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
Israel Maritime Cybersecurity Summit (IMCS) @ Ashdod Port
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
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
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
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.
Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel
Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel graduated from Tel Aviv University with degrees in mathematics, physics and philosophy, earning his PhD in 1988. A retired major-general in the Israel Air Force, Prof. Ben-Israel has served as head of military R&D of the Israel Defense Forces and the Ministry of Defense. He is a recipient of the Israel Defense Award (twice) and the Israel Air Force Award, and was a member of Knesset from 2007 to 2009.
He is the Chairman of the Israeli Space Agency at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space and Head of the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center and the Yuval Ne'eman workshop for Science, Technology and Security at Tel Aviv University.
In 2010 he was appointed by Israel PM to lead a task force that submitted to the Government a plan which made Israel a major player in Cyber Security.
In 2018 he was appointed again by the PM to lead the next revolution in Israel: Secured Artificial Intelligence.
Simone Fischer-Hübner has been a Full Professor at Karlstad University since June 2000, where is the head of the Privacy& Security (PriSec) research group. She received a Diploma Degree in Computer Science with a minor in Law (1988), and a PhD (1992) and Habilitation (1999) Degrees in Computer Science from Hamburg University. She was a Guest Professor at Copenhagen Business School in 1994/1995 and Stockholm University / Royal Institute of Technology in 1998/1999. In 2020 she was selected as a Honorary Doctor at Chalmers University of Technology.
She has been conducting research in privacy, cyber security and privacy-enhancing technologies for more than 30 years. She is the Swedish representative of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) TC 11 (Security and Privacy Protection), IFIP TC 11 vice chair, member of Cybersecurity Council of the Swedish Civil Contingency Agency (MSB), board member of the Swedish Data Protection Forum (Forum för Dataskydd) and member of the board for the Privacy Enhancing Technology Symposia (PETS). She is partner in several European cybersecurity and privacy-related research projects including the EU H2020 projects CyberSec4Europe and PAPAYA (PlAtform for PrivAcY preserving data Analytics), and she was the scientific coordinator of the EU H2020 Marie Curie ITN Privacy&Us (Privacy&Usability). Moreover, she coordinates the Swedish IT Security Network for PhD students (SWITS).
Lilian Edwards is a leading academic in the field of Internet law. She has taught information technology law, e-commerce law, privacy law and Internet law at undergraduate and postgraduate level since 1996 and been involved with law and artificial intelligence (AI) since 1985. She is the editor and major author of Law, Policy and the Internet, one of the leading textbooks in the field of Internet law (Hart, 2018).
She won the Future of Privacy Forum award in 2019 for best paper ("Slave to the Algorithm" with Michael Veale) and the award for best non-technical paper at FAccT* in 2020, on automated hiring. In 2004 she won the Barbara Wellberry Memorial Prize in 2004 for work on online privacy where she invented the notion of data trusts, a concept which ten years later has been proposed in EU legislation.
She is a partner in the Horizon Digital Economy Hub at Nottingham, the lead for the Alan Turing Institute on Law and AI, and a fellow of the Institute for the Future of Work. At Newcastle, she is the theme lead in the data NUCore for the Regulation of Data. She currently holds grants from the AHRC and the Leverhulme Trust. Edwards has consulted for inter alia the EU Commission, the OECD, and WIPO. Edwards co-chairs GikII, an annual series of international workshops on the intersections between law, technology and popular culture.
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.
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)