TEL AVIV, Israel, June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Cyber Week 2017 announced today that Thomas P. Bossert, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, will attend the conference as a speaker. The upcoming visit will represent the first time that Mr. Bossert travels to Israel as a senior aide to President Trump. In his current position, Mr. Bossert advises the President on issues related to homeland security, counterterrorism, and cybersecurity. President Trump described Mr. Bossert as an "invaluable asset," saying that, "he has a handle on the complexity of homeland security, counterterrorism, and cybersecurity challenges." During the trip, Mr. Bossert will be traveling with Mr. Rob Joyce, the White House Cybersecurity Coordinator.
Mr. Bossert previously served in the White House under President George W. Bush, as the Deputy Homeland Security Advisor, and more recently, Mr. Bossert was a senior fellow at the U.S. Atlantic Council and ran a risk management consulting firm.
"We are honored that Mr. Bossert has agreed to join us at Cyber Week 2017 and look forward to hosting him in Israel," said Prof. Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Isaac Ben-Israel, Director, Blavatnik ICRC. "Mr. Bossert brings with him valuable experience and insights, as one of the world's foremost experts in cybersecurity. His background in government operations, national security and policy make him uniquely capable of contributing to the field."
Cyber Week 2017 will feature hundreds of the world's most influential cybersecurity leaders, including intelligence directors, military leaders, CEOs, researchers, political advisors, politicians, professors and journalists from 50 countries worldwide. The conference will include 45 events, and is expected to host over 7,000 attendees. There will be various panels, workshops and roundtables on topics such as blockchain, cybercrime, fraud, AI, and aviation, during which time attendees will have the rare opportunity to hear insights directly from the people who have shaped the modern industry of cybersecurity for nation-states, companies, and individuals.
Cyber Week is hosted by the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (ICRC), Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Science, Technology, and Security, Tel Aviv University, the National Cyber Directorate at the Prime Minister's Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. . The event will take place from June 25th to 29th. Additional speakers at the Conference include:
- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
- Ayelet Shaked, Minister of Justice
- Former New York City Mayor, Rudolph W. Giuliani, Chair of Greenberg Traurig's Cybersecurity, Privacy and Crisis Management Practice
- Dr. Eviatar Matania, Director General, National Cyber Directorate
- Mr. Buky Carmeli, Director General, National Cyber Security Authority
- Maj. Gen. Nadav Padan, Head of the IDF C4I and Cyber Defense Directorate
- Dr. Deborah Frincke, Head of Research Directorate, NSA
- Michael Daniel, President, Cyber Threat Alliance and former Cybersecurity Coordinator for President Obama
- Gen. Keith Alexander (Ret.), Former Director, NSA; Founder and CEO, IronNet Cybersecurity
- Chris Inglis, Former Deputy Director, NSA
- Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel, Director, Blavatnik ICRC
- Nadav Zafrir, Co-Founder and CEO, Team8; Former Commander, Israel's Technology & Intelligence Unit 8200
- David G. DeWalt, Chairman, Claroty
- Rohit Ghai, President, RSA
- Gil Shwed, Founder and CEO, Check Point
- Bob Kalka, Vice President, IBM Security
- Rick Echevarria, VP Software & Services Group, GM Platform Security Division, Intel Corporation
Cyber Week is partnering with a number of distinguished sponsors, including Accenture, IAI, YL Ventures, Check Point, CyberArk, Dell EMC, Deutsche Telekom, GE, hub:raum, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, OPSWAT, RSA, Team8 and ThetaRay, as well as the esteemed contributor Sami Sagol, among others.
For more information about Cyber Week 2017 and to register, please visit cyberweek.tau.ac.il
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SOURCE Tel Aviv University