Building a Global Network of Cybersecurity HUBs

Building a Global Network of Cybersecurity HUBs

Conference | Free | English

Thursday, June 27th, 2019


Tel Aviv University - Nature Museum


A world-wide shortage of sustainable cybersecurity capacities at the local/regional level (such as skilled workforce, essential services, regulations, facilities, infrastructure, organization) generates a growing crisis on a global level. A cybersecurity hubs brings together academia, industry, government and innovation to act as a catalyst for the development and enhancement of cybersecurity competencies.

We welcome you to join us for the event, hosted together with Global EPIC, a global ecosystem of ecosystems partnership focusing on innovation and cybersecurity. Leading experts from industry, government, academia and innovation will gather to share their ideas and invite you to work with them in creating communities of local cybersecurity-enabled ecosystems working collectively: globalizing the local, localizing the global and ensuring the promises of the 4th Industrial Revolution.





Gathering & Refreshments


Greetings, Context & Objectives

Roni Zehavi , President , Global EPIC


From Strategy to Workplan - Exercising the Holistic Approach

Dalit Caspi Schachner , Head of Cybersecurity Strategy , Bank Hapoalim


WEF – Aim of the Global Game Changers

Nayia Barmpaliou , Head of Public Sector, Centre of Cybersecurity , World Economic Forum


The Role of Academia in Capacity Building

Prof. Dan G. Blumberg , VP for Industrial and Regional Development , Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


The Perspective of a Global Corporate

Zika Abzuk , Senior Manager, Business Development , Cisco


Introducing Costa Rica's Digital Evolution

Pedro Beirute Prada , CEO , PROCOMER


The Role of "Ecosystem" in Capacity-Building of Small & Medium Countries

Prof. Eviatar Matania , First and Former Director General , Israel National Cyber Directorate ; Head of Security Studies Program , School of Political Sciences Government and International Affairs, Tel Aviv University


Coffee Break


Round Tables:

Moderator - Katie Stebbins , VP for Economic Development , University of Massachusetts

The following themes will be discussed:
Cybersecurity talent development
Entrepreneurial talent development
Technical challenges
Creating & maintaining sustainable ecosystems


Reporting and Discussion of Round Table Outcomes

Moderator - Dan Craigen , Director , Global Cybersecurity Resource (Carleton University)


Closing Remarks

Dr. Godfrey Gaston , Director , Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT)

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