In the past year, there has been a significant increase in Iranian cyberattacks against targets in Israel in particular and in the West in general, and it is possible that the Covid-19 crisis also played a role in this. The use of cyber is cheap, allows for ambiguity, and also causes fear, and has great destructive potential.
Following these cyber-attack attempts on Israel as well as a few attempts on Alma Center and other research centers, we decided to devote more attention to the cyber front.
On this panel, we will deal with the strategic and political aspects as well as the Iranian ability to carry out cyberattacks on Israel and the western world.
We are proud to have with us top professional speakers to help us all understand the vast threat of today’s technology presents.
- Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser is Director of the Project on Regional Middle East Developments at the Jerusalem Center for public affairs. He was formerly Director-General of the Israel Ministry of Strategic Affairs and head of the Research Division of IDF Military Intelligence.
- Erez Kreiner served more than five years as the Director of Israel’s National Cyber Security Authority. Previously, he was the Director of Information Security at the ISA (Shin Bet) and the Director of Israeli Security in Europe.
- Ram Levi– Founder and CEO of Konfidas Digital Ltd. a cybersecurity consulting firm. Previously the Secretary of the Prime Minister of Israel Cyber Initiative for National Cybersecurity Policy as well as a member and co-author of the President’s Committee on the Israeli National Space Program.