As countries around the world continue to face increased security threats to their cyber infrastructure, it behooves governments like those in Israel and the United States to share their capabilities to battle such dangers, the prime minister said. Heading into his meeting with Trump on February 15, Netanyahu said that one subject he was determined to raise was the issue of cyber security, an area on which the two nations have long been collaborators.
“We need to expand this and recognize that there is a core interest of the civilized countries and the democratic countries to protect themselves against cyber attacks,” Netanyahu said. “The more we work together, the stronger and safer we will become.”
Cybertech Tel Aviv 2017 is a three-day conference and exhibition involving more than 10,000 participants from around the globe.
Co-hosted by media company Israel Defense and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Cybertech is the second-largest exhibition of cyber technologies worldwide, with seminars focusing on commercial problem solving strategies and forums like a hacker zone and start-up competition.
As the Internet of things – the internetworking of devices – continues to expand, the world will need an infinite number of solutions to the resulting threats, Netanyahu said in his speech.
“Today, warfare has changed dramatically,” the prime minister said. “With a click of a button, you can bring nations to their knees very rapidly if you so desire and if you’re willing to take the risks, because every system can be hacked.”