Israel HLS & Cyber Security Conference.

Israel HLS & Cyber Security Conference.

Event Description

November 12-15, Tel Aviv Convention Center.

Conference Program

Monday, November 12

18:30 – 19:00 | Registration

19:00 – 21:30 | Gala Evening: Hangar 11, Tel Aviv Port


Tuesday, November 13

08:30-09:30 | Coffee & Registration: Pavilion 2, Israel Convention Center, Tel Aviv

9:00-09:30 | Greetings

9:30-10:00 | The current threats–Situation report

10:00-11:00 | What is a government’s cyber obligation to its citizens?

Session description:

Political threats on the one hand and political responsibility on the other are prompting many governments to get involved in their cybersecurity strategy; a cybersecurity strategy that must at once protect both citizens and their businesses. In this session we’ll discuss the questions a national cybersecurity strategy raises about political and regulatory responsibilities between the state and its citizens and about cyber protection as a governmental priority and the government’s obligation to ensure business continuity.

11:00-11:30 | Coffee Break

11:30-12:30 | Can We Be Safe in an Era of Transportation 3.0?

  • Mr. Jacob Mendel ?Head of recearch cooperation with the industries at the ICRC, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Mr. Dirk Hoke?Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Defence and Space, Germany
  • Mr. Ofer Ben-Noon?CEO & Co-founder of Argus Cyber Security, Israel

Session description:

Our fast-paced technological advances are not without consequence. Transportation – on land, sea and air face increasing security challenges.  In the world of autonomous transportation, cyber threats don’t just endanger security information but personal security and safety. What will prevent criminals from hiring autonomous cars to abduct victims or asking for ransom in return for avoiding potentially life-threatening accidents? The panel will explore the potential emerging threats autonomous transportation will have on global and personal safety and security.

12:30-14:00 | Networking Break & Lunch

14:00-15:00 | Building Digital Trust – Real or Artificial?

  • Dr. Roey Tzezana?PhD, Futures studies researcher, USA
  • Dr. Ami Appelbaum?PhD, Chief Scientist, Ministry of Economy and Industry and Chairman of Israel Innovation Authority (IIA), Israel
  • Mr. Steven Gutkin | Vice President, Global Crisis Management and Business Continuity at NBC Universal Media, LLC, NYC, USA

Session description:

Artificial Intelligence is helping us to generate more information more efficiently, taking homeland security and cybersecurity to a whole new level.  But as we continue to develop AI we realize that the technology requires a system of trust. Can we develop trust between humans and machines in the physical world?  And what happens when things go wrong?

15:00-16:00 | A Review of Technological Success in Preventing Lone-Wolf

Session description:

Israel’s police commissioner sits down with the NYPD’s police commissioner to present and discuss case studies on the subject of lone-wolf attackers: how technology is aiding the attackers, the commonalities of such attacks and the work being done to collect intelligence and prevent such attacks.

Wednesday, November 14

8:30-9:30 | Registration & Gathering: Pavilion 2, Israel Convention Center, Tel Aviv

9:30-10:00 | Greetings & Opening Remarks

10:00-11:00 | 50 Shades of Terror

Session description:

It’s 2018 and terrorism still poses a very real threat. If we could stop for a moment and view terrorism over time, we would immediately notice that terrorism hasn’t really changed; it retains its old methods while advancing as technology develops. From stabbings and hijacking airplanes to arson kites and balloons by both lone wolf and group-based terrorists, this panel aims to provide an overview of terrorism in its different forms.

11:00-11:30 | Coffee Break

11:30-12:30 | Multi-vendors and Multi-solutions: Who has the upper hand?

Session description:

The sheer abundance of information security solutions makes it difficult for security managers to understand and ultimately decide which solution is best for their organization. Often, no comprehensive solution exists and most software solutions are incompatible with each other. It’s this dire state of affairs that has caused information security managers to prefer not to decide, ultimately harming the cybersecurity industry. The panel will explore the challenges and opportunities facing the cybersecurity market and raise questions that challenge current cybersecurity trends.

12:30-14:00 | Networking Break & Lunch

14:00-14:15 | Keynote: Blockchain: Beyond the Buzzword

Session description:

Blockchain is everywhere at least that is the impression we get from the unavoidable avalanche of news and incessant promises made by the media. And though hopes are rising with the continued development of blockchain, there is still a considerable amount of confusion and mistrust.
Presentation will discuss blockchain technology from a practical point of view and present its core strengths and weaknesses. Following a short introduction to newcomers, we’ll dive into real-use cases.

14:15-15:00 | Securing Finances in the Modern Era: A New Ballgame

Session description:

As financial institutions continue to be attractive targets for cyber criminals, the once old-fashioned financial sector must not only continue to overcome technological barriers but must also become more agile than ever to keep up with new players such as PayPal, Ebay and Amazon. And while banks continue to integrate technology into new banking services in order to improve customer service, they must simultaneously work to ensure that customer information remain safe and secure. During this session our panelists will review and discuss what financial institutions are doing to keep up and how strong cyber-finance alliances can bring more opportunities to all.

15:00-15:30 | To be Announced

15:30-16:30 | What‘s new on the floor

16:30 | Closing Remarks

** Times will be finalized according to the lectures


Thursday, November 15*

09:00-13:00 | Professional Tour (TBA)

13:00-14:00 | Lunch Break

14:00-18:00 | Guided Visits to Tourist Sites

  • Program is subject to modification.

For more details please contact us on +254 722 118 760.