Main Plenary

In a fast growing cyber-based world, information and computing systems have evolved, creating new and exciting opportunities, yet exposing us to constant risk.

The conference will discuss the effects of the cyber era and the relevant future perspectives in the commercial, academic, technological, economic, and security sectors.

After establishing its status as one of the leading cyber conferences in the world, Cyber Week is now entering its sixth successful year. Bringing together high level international cyber experts, policy-makers, academia and researchers, startups, security officials and foreign diplomats to share their insights on the most recent developments in cybersecurity and key dilemmas arising from the evolving technologies.


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Monday, June 20, 2016
08:00-09:00 Registration & Gathering
09:00-11:00 Greetings & Opening Remarks

Conference Moderator: Menny Barzilay, Strategic Advisor, Blavatnik ICRC; CEO, FortyTwo


Conference Chairman: Major Gen. (Ret.) Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel, Head of the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (ICRC); Chairman, Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Science, Technology & Security, Tel Aviv University


Gili Drob-Heistein, Manager, Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (ICRC), Tel Aviv University


Prof. Joseph Klafter, President, Tel Aviv University


Dr. Eviatar Matania, Head of the Israel National Cyber Directorate


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu


Alejandro N. Mayorkas, Deputy Secretary, Homeland Security, USA


MK Ayelet Shaked, Minister of Justice 

Zhao Zeliang, Director General, Bureau of Cyber Security, CAC

 11:00-12:15 First Session: >>>Cyber Fast Forward >>>

Chair: Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk, General Manager, Azure Cybersecurity, Microsoft


Harnessing the Power of Collective Ingenuity

Omar Abbosh, Chief Strategy Officer, Accenture


Staying One Step Ahead in Cyber Security
Gil Shwed
, Founder and CEO, Check Point Software Technologies


Changing the Game with Cognitive Security

Caleb Barlow, Vice President, IBM Security

Cybersecurity – The Mission has Changed

Udi Mokady, Founder, President and CEO, CyberArk 

12:15-13:15 Second Session: Spotlight on Cyber Innovation

Chair: Dr. Dorit Dor, Vice President of Products, Check Point Software Technologies

Bharat Shah, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure


Nadav Zafrir, Co-Founder, CEO, Team8

Dr. Douglas Maughan, CSD Director, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, USA

 13:15-14:00  Lunch & Networking
 14:00-15:00 Third Session: Building Cyber, Protecting Infrastructure (Panel)

Moderator: Kim Zetter, Investigative Journalist & Author, Wired


Richard Puckett, Senior Director, Security Operations & Cyber Intelligence, General Electric

Mark Gazit, CEO, ThetaRay


Terry Roberts, Founder and President, Whitehawk


Dr. Dimitri Kusnezov, Chief Scientist, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy (DOE), USA 

15:00-16:00 Forth Session: Cyber in Motion

Chair: Matan Scharf, Strategic Advisor, Blavatnik ICRC; Cyber Security Specialist, Researcher and Entrepreneur


Is Modern Air Travel Cyber (in)secure ?
Esti Peshin
, Director of the Cyber Programs, Israeli Aerospace Industries


Smart Cars: Opportunities & Cyber Risks
Arik Mimran, General Manager, Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm


All your Wheaties Belong to us. Removing the Basics that Humans Need for Survival
Chris Roberts, CSH and Senior Consultant, Sentinel Global

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
08:00-09:00 Registration & Gathering 
09:00-10:15 Opening Session 

Conference Moderator: Keren Elazari, Analyst, Author & Researcher, Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel Aviv University & 

Conference Chairman: Major Gen. (Ret.) Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel, Director of the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (ICRC); Chairman, the Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Science, Security & Technology, Tel Aviv University

Gili Drob-Heistein, Manager, Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (ICRC), Tel Aviv University


Maj. Gen. Herzi Halevi, Chief of Defense Intelligence, IDF 


Yoram Cohen, Former Director of the I.S.A (Israeli Security Agency)

Buky Carmeli, Head of the National Cyber Security Authority, Israel

10:15-11:15 First Session: Stability in the International Cyber Domain

Chair:  Iddo Moed, Cyber Security Coordinator, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 


David KOH Tee Hian, Chief Executive, Cyber Security Agency, Prime Minister’s Office; Deputy Secretary (Technology & Special Projects), Ministry of Defence, Singapore


James Andrew Lewis, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), USA

William H. Saito, Special Advisor - Cabinet Office, Government of Japan

Kim Won-soo, Under Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, UN

11:15-12:30  Second Session: Preparing for the Next Threat - Can We Build Ecosystem Resilience?

Chair: Keren Elazari, Analyst, Author & Researcher, Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel Aviv University & 


The Solutions Approach to the Cyber Threats: From APT Detection to High Level CERT
Dr. Yaniv Harel
, General Manager, Cyber Solutions Group of EMC; Head of Research Strategy, Blavatnik ICRC, Tel Aviv University 


Beau Woods, Deputy Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative , the Atlantic Council, Washington DC


The Case for an Insured Internet

Ori Eisen, Founder & CEO, Trusona

We Need To Talk: Threat Intelligence Challenges

Wendy Nather, Research Director, Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC), USA

 12:30-13:30 Lunch & Networking
 13:30-14:15 Third Session: Business Executives Talk Cyber (Panel)

Moderator: Yoav Andrew Leitersdorf, Managing Partner, YL Ventures

Justin Somaini, Chief Security Officer, SAP Global Security (SGS)

K Ananth Krishnan, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Tata Consultancy Services


Charles Blauner, Managing Director, Global Head of Information Security, Citi

Jeffrey Moore, CISO, Novartis

14:15-15:30 Forth Session: Terror, Espionage and Crime

Chair: Josh Goldfarb, VP, CTO,FireEye

Utilizing Threat Intelligence to Manage Cyber Risk to the Business

John P Watters, Chairman & CEO, iSIGHT Partners a FireEye Company

The Art of Attribution: Classifying Threat Actors in Cyberspace

Dr. Kenneth Geers, Cyber Centre Ambassador, NATO

An Effective Strategy for Countering Cyberterrorism
Yosef Lehrman
, Director of Information Security, New York City Police Department

Cybercrime; Trends and need to Re-calibrate LEA Strategy

Dr. Madan M. Oberoi, Director, Cyber Innovation and Outreach, Interpol

 15:30-16:15 Fifth Session: Hackable Humans 

Chair: Prof. Nathan Intrator, Researcher, Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Professor, School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University


Unpatchable: Living with a Vulnerable Implanted Device
Dr. Marie Moe
, Research Scientist, SINTEF; Associate Professor, NTNU


Prof. Moran Cerf, Professor of Neuroscience, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University 


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