Effective Cybersecurity

Effective Cybersecurity

Effective Cybersecurity - Learning from the Israeli Experience

Executive Training Program

A thought provoking, value-creating program, designed to expose best practices in the cyber realm, leveraging Israel's vast experience 

Why Israel? Learning from Experience

Cybersecurity is a global, multifaceted, complex and rapidly morphing challenge. Managing it demands shared efforts by all stakeholders within a given company, or on a national level. Israel has proven outstanding cybersecurity abilities: from resilient critical infrastructure, groundbreaking technical innovation, to becoming the world's second largest exporter of cybersecurity, while attracting 20% of global private investment cyber R&D.

How did this small country, with its harsh environment become the "Start-up Nation" and a global cybersecurity leader? 

Over the years, Israel was able to develop academic constructs, national policies, innovative organizations and technologies, and to apply these effectively to national needs as well as business success. A flourishing cyber eco-system has developed in Israel, in which private companies, security agencies, academic research institutions and government are synergistically combined.  


Tel-Aviv University is a pivotal element within the Israeli cyber eco-system. TAU's Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (est. 2014) conducts over 60 cutting-edge research projects on diverse facets of cybersecurity, performed by 250 researchers, drawing on extensive intellectual networks within Israel and internationally. The center is headed by Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel, a retired IDF major general, and one of the founding fathers of Israel's cybersecurity eco-system.

Program Objectives

Our tailor made programs frame the central aspects of cybersecurity within an organization, offering a synthesis between state of the art academic studies and practical, hands-on experiences. 
Some key takeaways from the program:
• Conceptual tools to design cybersecurity strategy and policies 
• First-hand consultations with prominent stakeholders in the Israeli cybersecurity ecosystem
• Unified understanding of technical and non-technical foundations of cybersecurity, including threat-actors' motivations and       standard operation procedures; organizational risk management processes; common mitigation techniques 
• Capability to gauge full consequences of cybersecurity threats
• Capability to evaluate organizational responses to cybersecurity threats
• Foretaste into innovation for practical cybersecurity contrasted with the widespread IT-security tools and methods

Program Methodologies

In order to grant program participants with a holistic perspective of the opportunities and challenges, we have adopted a multi-faceted approach:
1. Academic lectures, class discussion and workshops in Tel-Aviv University's executive lounges and classrooms
2. Case Studies discussing breaches, consequences and mitigations
3. Visits to leading innovative companies and venues of interest where technology, business and culture are combined                synergistically 
4. Live hacking demonstrations
5. Scenario Gaming to hone crisis-management skills 

Potential Audience

The program is designed for up to 50 participants, amongst the relevant target audiences:
• C-Suite executives and company board members
• Mid-to-top-level executives (e.g. product and account management, finance, risk, corporate communications, HR, etc.)
• Senior level technological executives
• Government officials, policy makers, law enforcement and security-oriented executives

Program Outline

Programs typically span over four intensive days (Monday – Thursday) of studies and off-campus activities. All programs are customized to suite specific group requirements. Sessions will be delivered by top Israeli academics, government officials, business leaders and cybersecurity experts. Over the weekend (Friday-Saturday), participants will have the chance to explore cultural sites throughout Israel –Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Galilee, and other venues of interest (Optional) 

Program topics

Programs are custom designed according to group composition, requirements, fields of operation, and other professional as well as technical factors. Programs are designed by integrating these modules and topics:

Introduction to Israel - Culture & Innovation:
• Israel and the Middle East at a Glance
• The Israeli Innovation Eco-system
• Strategic innovation models and corporate entrepreneurship (intrapreneurship) 
• Defense – Abilities & Economics, The Israeli eco-system through the prism of security
• Revolutionizing Reality – spotlight on breakthrough industries (IoT/ Healthcare/ Bio-Tech/ Agro-Tech/ Artificial Intelligence / Virtual Reality / Robotics)

Cybersecurity: Strategy & Operations
• Interdisciplinary introduction to cybersecurity, including Artificial Intelligence, Internet-of-Everything, and Industry 4.0
• Complex amalgamations: information technology (IT), operation technology (OT), public policy, supply chains, service delivery
• Technical aspects: IT-security 
• Non-technical aspects: organization, human resources and insider threat, government relations, media relations, regulatory landscape, information sharing 
• Economic and management aspects: cloud services, platform economy; new value production; digital transformation
• From the frontlines: learn from those who face real attacks, and manage effective defense, crisis management and mitigations 
• From the frontlines: learn first-hand on common impediments to effective cyber risk management
• Cooperation strategies to facilitate cybersecurity: learn to identify allies in government, sector and internally
• Analytical strategies to facilitate cybersecurity: improve awareness; detect organizational hindrances; utilize case studies to alleviate internal opposition
• Effective cybersecurity strategies development: forging sophisticated governance mechanisms coupled with technology solutions.

Cybersecurity: Hands-on Experience
The program will include visits to top tier companies in different lifecycle stages, benchmarking and exposing the unique mindsets of various players in the cyber market. Visits and company matching will fit each group's requirements and characteristics. 



Participants will receive a certificate on behalf of Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Centre and Lahav Executive Education, Coller School of Management, Tel-Aviv University.

Program Budget

Budget will be provided separately, according to required scope and services provided. 

Budgets include:
Academic program ▪ Coordination liaison ▪ Hospitality (lunch and dinner every day of the program including one official dinner) ▪ Company visits ▪ Transportation ▪ Invitation letters for visa application purposes (when applicable) ▪ Group photo ▪ Certificate

Budgets do not include:
Air fare ▪ Personal Insurance ▪ Accommodation ▪ Translation services are available (if required)

For further details please contact us:
Efrat Rosenbaum, Global Clients Relations Manager ▪ 972-3-6407160 ▪ efrat@lahav.ac.il



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