Quotes from keynote addresses of the CyberTech 2018
Yigal Unna, Director General, Israel National Cyber Directorate, Prime Minister’s Office:
“Cyberthreats are becoming darker, and Israel makes no exception. One of the most significant solution the formation of an international cyber coalition, as part of the comprehensive approach. The attempts to harm critical infra structures are growing. Hackers try to harm software and hardware”.
“from the beginning of the year, the Cyber Directorate operates as a united organization, which is today the national address for everything that happens in the cyber defense and security. There is an immense importance for the early revelations of threats and developing forms to managing them, due to the large number of startup and the industry’s abilities. In Israel we have high levels of innovations and creativity”.
Mr. Gil Shwed, Founder and CEO, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd:
“Our world has fewer boundaries, but more licks, break-ins and sophisticated attacks all across the world. In 2017 Cyber-attacks made it to the top of CEOs concerns, and it is the inflection point in the world of cyber security. Today we encounter the 5th generation of attacks, with combined viruses, as the mobile environment is challenging. Hackers today do not use amateur technology, but a more advanced one. We need a 100% prevention and real time action, not merely detection, as more mobiles were attacks last year than PC’s. the holistic manner is the way to embrace: Build an infrastructure to put all the tech under the same umbrella. The next generation of protection, the 6th generation will be Nano agents to control the connections, a small open source software.”
Dr. Eviatar Matania, the First Director General of Israel National Cyber Directorate:
“The cyber threat is a global one, which requires global collaborations. Cybertech is the Israeli opportunity to generate it. People from all over the world come to Israel to build this collaboration”.
Prof. Rivka Carmi, the President of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev:
“4 years ago the university joined this Cybertech journey, which became the main event of the startup nation. It accentuates the growing importance of the cyber security arena in every part of out lives. We at the university have identified these opportunities a decade ago and have developed a unique ecosystem, along with the advanced technologies park next to out campus. The long time vision is becoming reality. Last September Columbia University published a report about cyber, in which 3 examples from across the world were chosen – the Be’er Sheva (Israel) Ecosystem is one of the. Just last week 3 of our senior cyber experts participated in the conference in Davos, as they were the only scientists invited to the conference. We are proud to engage in the international effort to secure the cyber center.”
Udi Mokady, Chairman &CEO, CyberArk:
“Leadership from the top is a must. It started before, and today the enterprises and the world adopt digital transformation. The speeding developments effect the topline of the organization. Modern architecture allows often releases, managed by humans, codes and machines. However, security is not keeping up, since most do not have the knowledge regarding how to secure the cloud’s architecture. Credentials are used to take over domains. It allows much more opportunities for hackers, while the attack surface is wide for infections”.
“80% of major breaches focus on credentials. We in Cyberark learn from victims to help the enterprises to stay away from attacks, trying to find the keys to the kingdom, by assessing the risks, getting embedded early with the developers and trying to keep ahead of the hackers.”