Enhancing Cybersecurity: The Role of Cybersecurity Ecosystems in Times of Crisis


Thu, 04/06/2020 - 16:00 to 18:00


Zoom Meeting

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The global Coronavirus crisis that governs the current agenda is coupled with a decrease in cybersecurity, due to an increase in cyber-attacks, fake news (coined by the UN and WHO as “Infodemic”) and IP theft, and the need to enhance cybersecurity innovation continues to be in the center of national and organizational agendas, even at  this time of crisis . Faced by this reality, a few factors influence the advancement of cyber innovations ecosystems (CIE): The need to enhance trust in digital data and information; to improve the security of online work networks, and to redirect the use of cyber tools that  provide the ability to monitor the spread of the virus.


16:00-16:10 – Opening Remarks
Amit Sheniak, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 

16:10-16:25 – IS Experience
David Shoresh, Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD)

16:25-16:40  – UK Experience
Andrew Elliot, Cyber Security Deputy Director, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) 

16:40-16:55  – Panel Discussion and Q&A
Phil Budden, MIT Innovation Initiative