Cybertech 2023 was a highly anticipated event, bringing together leaders in the field of cybersecurity from around the world to discuss the latest trends, challenges, and solutions in the industry. The conference, held in Israel, featured a diverse group of experts, including representatives from government agencies, private sector organizations, and international corporations.
One of the key themes of the event was the importance of international cooperation in addressing the growing threat of cyber attacks. The discussion was moderated by Aviram Atzaba, the Executive Director of International Cooperation at the National Cyber Directorate of Israel (INCD). He was joined by Robert Silvers, the Under Secretary for Policy at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Gaby Portnoy, the General Director of INCD.
Another highlight of the conference was the discussion on the changing landscape of digital sovereignty. Brad Arkin, the Chief Trust and Security Officer and SVP at Cisco, shared his insights on securing supply chains in the digital age. Meanwhile, Rigo Broeck van den, the Vice President Executive and President of Cyber Product Security Innovation at Mastercard, talked about the role of innovation in cyber security.
The conference also touched on the future of cyber warfare and foreign interference, with General (Ret.) Gabi Ashkenazi, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs and former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, joining General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus, the former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), to discuss the lessons learned from the cyber war in Ukraine.
The closing discussion was dedicated to exploring how intelligence agencies can contribute to cyber resilience, with Daniel Markic, the Director of the Republic of Croatia’s Intelligence and Security Agency (SOA), sharing his thoughts on the future of cyber conflicts.
In conclusion, Cybertech 2023 was a valuable opportunity for leaders in the field of cybersecurity to exchange ideas and best practices, and to work towards a more secure digital future.