Jan. 13, 2014 15:00 UTC

CyberTech 2014: The First International Cyber Exhibition Will Be Held in Israel

CyberTech 2014

TEL AVIV, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The CyberTech 2014 conference and exhibition will provide a platform for dozens of major companies alongside young startups. The conference will be opened by the Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, with the participation of senior officials of the global cyber industry: Kaspersky, IBM, Cisco, RSA, EMC, CheckPoint, Verint, and many more.

Head of the National Cyber Bureau, Dr. Evyatar Matanya: “This is a main event for the cyber world, being a unique gathering of all companies, technologies and costumers of the cyber security field. It is a both a privilege and an opportunity for Israel to host the exhibition and stable itself as one of the global leaders of cyber technologies.”

International leading companies alongside startups of the cyber industry will participate in a first of its kind international conference and exhibition, which will be held on January 27-28 at the Israel Trade Fairs & Convention Center. The exhibition will be opened by the Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, accompanied by other speakers who will take part and lecture in the exhibition: Gil Swaid CEO and founder of CheckPoint, Steven Mills Senior Vice President of IBM, Brian Palma Senior Vice President of Cisco, Art Coviello Vice President of EMC, Eugene Kaspersky Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Labs, and many more.

Taking part in the conference, alongside those mentioned above, are senior officials of the Israeli information security and cyber industry, including: Dr. Evyatar Matanya Head of the National Cyber Bureau, Rami Efrati Director of the Civilian Division in the Bureau, Yoav Tzruya Partner at JVP, Orna Berry Vice President of EMC, Rick Kaplan General Manager of IBM Israel, Erez Kreiner CEO of Cyber-Rider and Yoram Hacohen, the former Head of The Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority (ILITA).

Alongside the exhibition, sessions will be held discussing trends and developments at the forefront of cyber technology, with the participation of many seniors of the global cyber industry.

The conference and exhibition is organized by IsraelDefense, in sponsorship with the National Cyber Bureau, and will be attended by delegations from around the globe – United States, Britain and dozens of countries from Asia, Europe, South America and Australia. All this is done in order to bring together the cyber community, for the benefit of mutual learning and the promotion of cyber defense technologies.

Among the companies taking part in the exhibition: CheckPoint, IBM, Verint, Cisco, Symantec, Kaspersky, JVP, Elbit Systems and more.

Head of the National Cyber Bureau, Dr. Evyatar Matanya: “This is a main event for the cyber world, being a unique gathering of all companies, technologies and costumers of the cyber security field. It is a both a privilege and an opportunity for Israel to host the exhibition and stable itself as one of the global leaders of cyber technologies.”

Amir Rapaport, IsraelDefense: “The international cyber salon will bring together major players of the cyber field in a discourse on challenges, ripening of ideas and advanced solutions, all this occurring here in Israel, which is establishing as an epicenter of breaking-through innovative technology in the field of cyber security.”

During the conference, JVP, one of Israel's leading venture capital funds, is expected to announce the Cybertition – the first ever Israeli cyber-security competition to identify the most promising idea for a new cyber security startup. The winner will receive a $1 million investment to kick start the development of the company. The Cybertition offers aspiring entrepreneurs the ability to fast-track the standard deal flow process and secure a spot in JVP Cyber Labs – JVP's early stage investment vehicle dedicated to cyber-security startups.

"This competition allows startups at the earliest stage of development, even with just an idea, to access the guidance, expertise and networks necessary to build global, market-leading companies. It's a chance to ‘fast-forward’ a startup with a concept that can truly revolutionize the industry," said Gadi Tirosh, General Partner of JVP. Our Cybertition is fast-tracking the next generation of successful cyber security entrepreneurs to help bring urgently needed cyber-solutions to this increasingly critical field."

In addition, two additional winners will be elected in the CyberTech 2014 startup competition during the conference. The winning companies will be granted a workshop, funded by the Merage Foundation, which will take place in the United States in March. The winners will be elected by Israel Defense and the National Cyber Bureau.

Throughout the exhibition, dozens of startup companies will be showcasing at the Startup Pavilion. The companies will present their company profile to the attending crowd on the pavilion's chance to speak podium.

Cyber defense solutions for a wide spectrum of sectors and needs will be presented and discussed during the exhibition, including: solutions for the financial sector, products and systems for protecting crucial infrastructures, including water and energy infrastructures, solutions for protecting medical systems and equipment, transportation defense systems, products for organizations, technology for the defense of military systems, communication systems defense, etc.

Contacts

For CyberTech 2014
Ms. Alexandra Preminger, 972-74-7031211
id2@israeldefense.co.il


Source: CyberTech 2014