Australian professionals attend Israel Cyber Week

July 5, 2022 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The Israel Trade and Economic Commission in Sydney and the Trans-Tasman Business Circle have taken a business delegation of 18 cyber security professionals from Australia and New Zealand to Tel Aviv.

The Australian delegation

The delegation was led by cyber security professional Alistair MacGibbon.

Israel Cyber Week was held between June 27and June 30 and attracted more than 9,000 attendees from more than 80 countries, and showcased the latest tech in the rapidly-changing world of cyber security.

Israel’s former Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, was interviewed on stage by Microsoft Israel’s CEO Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk, while moments earlier, the Australian and New Zealand Delegation to Israel Cyber Week was lauded as the first-ever in-person delegation from the region.

Mike Rodgers, former National Security Agency Director and Australian Ambassador to Israel Paul Griffiths addressed the delegation.

Alistair MacGibbon, CSO at CyberCX, joined an illustrious panel, expounding their thoughts on the global cyber security world in 2030. The panel and former Prime Minister Bennett spoke about geopolitical issues, including the Iranian threat and the Russian- Ukrainian war, through the lens of state-based actors attacking critical infrastructure and sovereign entities.

The Israel Trade and Economic Commission’s Jeremy Ungar is responsible for cyber security. He said: “A small and dynamic group of cyber professionals became instant friends and gained a wealth of knowledge that supersedes Zoom meetings and introductions”.

The value achieved with the Australian-New Zealand outbound delegation to Israel for Cyber Week is already tangible with sign-ups for the next Israel Cyber Week delegation already registered.

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