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The global escalation of abuse and unauthorized use of digital platforms is a clear indication of why the Cybersecurity sector continues to grow and develop, working to countermand and prevent damage, unauthorized use or modification, fraudulent activity, or exploitation. The technologies developed within this sector involve any technology, policy, and standards regarding the security of computer systems, networks and controllers, and cover the mitigation of all threats and vulnerability, privacy protection, incident response, resiliency, and recovery policies and activities. Israel has been a dominant global force in the development of IT security technologies, particularly within this sector, for more than 25 years. Due to a variety of factors, including an incomparable concentration of professionals and vast government support, Israel is acknowledged as a pioneer in both the global development of disruptive Cybersecurity solutions, as well as the design of revolutionary cyber policy.

This brief gives a high-level overview of the Israeli industry, important statistics, and how global cybersecurity trends are reflected in the activity of the local ecosystem.

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"The digitization of everything is making orgnanizations dependent on highly connected technology. This brings numerous benefits, but also makes us increasingly vulnerable. To ensure ongoing innovation, the cybersecurity community needs to help organizations push the envelope while finding a balance between cyber resilience and productivity."

- Nadav Zafrir
Co-founder and CEO of Team8 and former Commander of the Israel Defense Force Unit 8200

"We all leverage cloud and mobile as part of our digital day-to-day way of life . At the same time, prominent malware and attack methods continue to evolve, bypassing existing security solutions, and tailoring attacks against individuals and companies of all sizes. While all of us are worried about the next attack, more than 93% of organizations have not put in place the fundamental cyber security technologies to prevent these types of attacks. Attacks that can be avoided. "

- Dorit Dor
Vice President of Products Check Point Software Technologies

"The threat landscape continues to evolve and recent cyber attacks have been able to inflict damage even more quickly and on a massive scale, reinforcing the need for organizations to be much more proactive about security. Now more than ever it’s important to think like an attacker and assume breach – assume that the attacker is already inside the organization – and build your security strategy from the inside out. This means taking steps to block the attack pathway before weaknesses in IT, cloud and DevOps infrastructure can be exploited."

- Udi Mokady
President, CEO & Co-Founder at Cyberark

"Cyber problems usually have technological solutions, but the problems are never purely technological. Without taking into account the psychology of individuals, social behavior, business aspects, legal problems, etc., one cannot understand the issues. Hence, Cyber Security is interdisciplinary by nature."

- Major Gen. (Res.) Professor Isaac Ben-Israel
Head of ICRC and Yuval Ne’eman Workshop, Tel Aviv University

Cybersecurity highlights

opportunities

Partner for Polish-Israeli VI call for Proposals

13 December 2018
opportunities

Start-Up BW Summit - Baden-Wuerttemberg (Stuttgart)

11 November 2018
opportunities

Israeli Startup Delegation to Cleantech Forum San Francisco

5 November 2018
opportunities

Introducing Express Licensing from Yissum

21 October 2018
opportunities

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Global

17 October 2018
news

Start-Up Nation Central Wows Africa with Israeli Innovation

13 September 2018
news

$4M Raised by Spying-as-Parenting App Bosco

29 August 2018
news

Stealth Mode Cybersecurity Automation Startup ZecOps Raises $3.5 Million

2 August 2018
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Series A of $10 Million Raised by Medical Cybersecurity Company CyberMDX

19 July 2018
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$18 Million Raised by Industrial Cybersecurity Company Radiflow

16 July 2018
news

Start-Up Nation Central's Annual Report

26 June 2018
news

Start-up Accelerator Launched by Israel Security Authority and TAU Ventures

10 May 2018
news

Announcing $15M Series B Led By Draper Nexus, SafeBreach Expands Leadership in Breach and Attack Simulation

10 May 2018
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Cynerio Israel Ltd contracted to Protect MRI, Insulin Pumps from Cyber Attacks at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center & Rambam Healthcare Campus

9 May 2018
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Biocatch secures $30M in funding to redefine digital identity and renew trust in online interactions

13 March 2018
blog

Israeli Cybersecurity – Coming of Age?

31 January 2018
news

Multi-investor funding round for VDOO, creators of first-of-its-kind IoT security platform Picture suggestions

25 January 2018
blog

Beer Sheba is Sizzling Hot, and it’s Not Just the Desert Sun

29 October 2017
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$150 Million Raised by Cybersecurity firm Skybox

25 October 2017
blog

Women powering Israeli innovation: Orly Shoavi

23 August 2017
blog

Start-ups Combating Billion Dollar Threats to Cyber Security

23 August 2017
blog

Follow the Money: Investors Seeing Israel in a New Cybersecurity Light

17 August 2017
blog

Start-Up Nation Central’s CISO Cocktail Party at Cyber Week

17 August 2017
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Why does 15% of the World’s Investment in Cybersecurity go to Israel

14 August 2017