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INSS Annual International Cyberspace Conference: Challenges of the Financial Sector

INSS Headquarters, Tel- Aviv, Israel.

INSS Headquarters, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

The goal of the 2013 cyberspace conference was to explore the challenges and threats of cyberspace to the financial sector. Among the issues explored; exposure of the financial sector to cyberspace threats; protection of the financial sector from cyberspace threats; links between national security cyber challenges and the financial sector; cyberspace legislation and regulation; security technology; cyber warfare and critical infrastructure protection.

Minister of Strategic and Intelligence Affairs

Dr. Yuval Steinitz, Minister of Strategic and Intelligence Affairs

Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder President

Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder President

Colonel (Ret) Marc Jamison CSFI Director/Stellar Solutions Consultant

USAF Colonel (Ret) Marc Jamison CSFI Director/Stellar Solutions Consultant/Cyber Checkmate

Dr. Gabi Siboni, Director of the Military and Strategic Affairs and the Cyber Warfare Programs at INSS

Dr. Gabi Siboni, Director of the Military and Strategic Affairs and the Cyber Warfare Programs at INSS

Dr. Eviatar Manania, Head of the National Cyber Bureau (NCB)

Dr. Eviatar Manania, Head of the National Cyber Bureau (NCB)

Rakesh Asthana, World Bank Director, Information Management & Technology

Rakesh Asthana, World Bank Director, Information Management & Technology

Ya'akov Peri, Minister of Science and Technology

Ya’akov Peri, Minister of Science and Technology

UK Major General (Ret) Jonathan Shaw, OPTIMA Defense & Security, Tempest Group

UK Major General (Ret) Jonathan Shaw, OPTIMA Defense & Security, Tempest Group

CSFI TTX (Financial Cyber Attack Scenario)

CSFI TTX (Financial Cyber Attack Scenario)

CSFI would like to thank our CSFI operational sponsor Stellar Solutions: http://www.stellarsolutions.com, INSS, CSFI Directors, CSFI Staff, and CSFI members for all the support!

Stellar Solutions

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3rd Annual International Cyber Security Conference of the Yuval Ne’eman

President Shimon Peres

President Shimon Peres

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder President

Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder President

 

Keren Elazari

Keren Elazari

Melissa Hathaway

Melissa Hathaway

 

Richard Clarke

Richard Clarke

3rd Annual International Cyber Security Conference of the Yuval Ne’eman Workshop and Israeli National Cyber Bureau at Tel Aviv University on June 9-12, 2013 Cyber security professionals from around the world gathered on the Tel Aviv University campus to examine cyber security policies, scenarios and implications. Leaders of the global cyber security industry and leading startup companies in the cyber security space discussed both cyber-readiness and the latest innovations and developments in this field. Prof. Itzik Ben Israel, Head of the Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security, chaired the conference. He stated that cooperation between leaders in the fields of academia, industry, government, human capital and entrepreneurs will be the future, and that Israel should attain this by training high school students to become Israel’s future ‘cyber warriors’. The general themes of discussion were:

•       The national program for positioning Israel as a cyber superpower

•       National cyber security policy and readiness

•       Human capital and cyber security training for future generations

•       Technological trends and innovations in the cyber security space

•       Dealing with threats on the the civilian and financial sectors

•       The link between brain research and cyber security R&D

With Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in attendance, the conference began on June 9 with a collection of newcomers and those looking to invest. Each year, Israel is able to grow a plethora of startups, which present exciting opportunities for investors from around the world. There were also VC representatives looking to meet the most promising cyber security startups and entrepreneurs in Israel.

President Shimon Peres showed up on the final day of the conference, June 12, when the leading cyber security experts were had the auditorium. Over fifteen hundred guests came, including cyber security industry leaders, senior officials from the intelligence community and defense system, hackers, academics, senior government officials and decision makers, as well as delegations from around the world.

It was really an honor to be there in Israel presenting with such amazing cyber security professionals!

Great event! I do recommend it!

***Special thanks to Keren Elazari***

Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder President

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Career Thoughts

I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to manage and run one of the biggest and most active forums on the Internet dealing with cyber warfare and cyber security – CSFI (The Cyber Security Forum Initiative). With over 16 years of cyber security experience, I continue to actively raise Cyber Warfare/Cyber Security awareness worldwide. I have worked as a Chief Security Engineer for AT&T, where I designed and approved secure networks for MSS. I have also consulted for several governments, military and private institutions on best network security practices throughout my career.

CSFI and its divisions CSFI-CWD (Cyber Warfare Division), CSFI-LPD (Law and Policy Division) and CSFI-WD (Wireless Division) continue to grow and expand with more than 60,000 information security members.

One of my personal goals is to serve our security community to the best of my abilities, in the protection and defense of our American national security interests, the American people, and that of our international partners. I am always ready to serve and to give of my time and skills to help our society with the growing problems we experience in cyberspace. I thank God and my family for the opportunities I have had in life and the most precious of all opportunities, which is the chance to serve others. I love what I do, and I appreciate all the support I have received from friends, family and our CSFI members.

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Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder Director