Cybersecurity in Israel 2018
The Cybersecurity Expert Mission travelled to Tel Aviv and Be’er Sheva in June 2018. Here, we share the information and insights gathered during the delegation’s time in Israel.
Abstract from outcome report:
Israel’s export-based high-tech sector has only really begun to emerge since the 1990s. Israel also had the human capital by the early 1990s to fuel the boom. Israel’s compulsory military service provides early training in sophisticated technologies. Furthermore, the country saw the influx of almost one million ex-Soviet Jewish immigrants in the 1990s. These highly educated immigrants, whose ranks included 82,000 Russian trained engineers, assimilated into the local labour market, providing key scientific and IT skills.
In the UK a thriving cybersecurity sector is a key national security and prosperity aim as set out in the five-year National Cybersecurity Strategy. The accelerated pace of digital transformation brings about a great opportunity to promote the UK’s cybersecurity expertise to international markets and to utilise that expertise in international collaborations.
About Global Expert Missions
The Global Expert Missions (GEM) programme is funded by Innovate UK and designed to build international collaborations with governments, societies, enterprises, institutions, and people from every corner of the globe. With global challenges requiring international perspectives, the programme aims to support the UK government’s ambition to be the international partner of choice and a global hub for innovation by 2035.