Travel Grant - Digital Security Israel
|Coordinator||RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - RISE Research Institute of Sweden, Kista|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 13 000|
|Project duration||January 2019 - February 2019|
Purpose and goal
The purpose of the visit is to attend the largest cybersecurity conference, CyberTech 2019, in Israel and to visit Israel’s CERT, Ben Gurion University, and CyberSpark cluster in Beer Shiva. The goal was to establish new links with Israeli industries and academics working on cybersecurity and ultimately talking advantage of Israel’s cybersecurity knowledge, skill and networks.
Expected results and effects
This is an invitation-based travel grant where as a coordinator of a Vinnova-funded digital security project, I have been offered to travel to Israel. In connection with the CyberTech conference, Vinnova offered a travel aid to Israel to promote international collaborations in digital security and infrastructure. On January 28-30, 2019, CyberTech Israel was held. In connection with the conference, Vinnova organized following visits. Wednesday 30 Jan Embassy of Sweden in Tel Aviv. Thursday 31 Jan Israel CERT, Ben Gurion University, and Tech7/CyberSpark cluster.
Planned approach and implementation
The visit resulted in new and strengthens the existing links with the cybersecurity research centre in Ben Gurion University that perform state of the art research in Al and cybersecurity. The visit also resulted in personal links with the Israeli CERT and better understanding of how Israel coordinates cybersecurity activities within Israel and why have they become so organized and strong in cybersecurity. All success factors point to the organized cybersecurity activities conducted during the Army training as cyber soldiers.