Cybertech Global 2020 concluded on Thursday (January 30) at the Tel Aviv Expo with the third day of the international event. The conference, now in its seventh consecutive year, was held in cooperation with Israel's Foreign Ministry, National Cyber Directorate, Economy Ministry, Energy Ministry and many other national bodies.
Along with the huge exhibition at the event, there was a plenary session and special meetings featuring speakers from Israel and many other countries. Among them were Knesset Member Nir Barkat, who set up a cyber company in the 1990s and was one of the first investors in CheckPoint; and Yuval Diskin, former head of the Israel Security Agency.
The speakers also included senior figures from the National Cyber Directorate, Israel Airport Authority, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel Aircraft Industries, Dell, Cisco,, IBM, Microsoft, the Leonardo Group, and CheckPoint, among others.
Among the special events that took place on Thursday were sessions on cyber crime, the Iranian cyber threat, cyber security for industrial technologies, and the role of cyber in the financial sector.
This year the US had more representatives at Cybertech than any other country. There were also large delegations from Canada, India, Ghana,, Nigeria, Rwanda, Bulgaria, Singapore, Panama, Norway and other countries from around Europe.
Cybertech Global, which was established in Israel, is now considered the largest network of cyber events in the world. It also holds conferences in New York, Indianapolis, Rome, Singapore, Africa, Panama, Tokyo and Bangkok.