Jerusalem, Israel - June 29, 2022 - Data presented at the 12th Annual International Cyber Week Conference revealed that 1,500 attacks were halted during the last year by Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) teams. 

In his first public speech, Gaby Portnoy, Director General of Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD), presented the new INCD project aimed to diminish cyber-attacks at the beginning of the international conference held at Tel Aviv University on June 28-30, 2022. The Cyber-Dome - a new big-data, AI, overall approach to proactive defense. Portnoy presented in the annual Cyber Week event led by the INCD and Tel-Aviv University cyber research center. According to Portnoy, "The Cyber-Dome will elevate national cyber-security by implementing new mechanisms in the national cyber perimeter, reducing the harm from cyber-attacks at scale.

Interviewing Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Corporation, General Manager of Israel Research & Development Center, and Global CTO Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk. Demonstrating MC Menny Barzilay, CTO Blavatnik ICRC Tel Aviv University's comment on how few degrees of separation in Israel, Bennett was Braverman-Blumenstyk's " best CEO" she commented. Integrating Charedi men in high tech was discussed as well as Israelis abroad.     

Honored as a keynote first-day plenary presenter, Anne Neuberger, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber & Emerging Technologies opened her remarks with the Talmud saying to thank your hosts. Then she proceeded to mention three topics of a common goal, working together to reinforce trust, malicious cyber-attacks are similar, and needed are norms and practices as in other domains.


The US Cyber Director Chris Inglis emphasized in his remarks on the first day of the conference, that "no one of us can do it on our own" and called for collective collaborative cooperation for a united defense.  

Among the other dignitaries attending in Tel Aviv, Lindy Cameron, CEO of National Security Centre UK, and Ivan Bartos, Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic agreed with Bennett we all need to "fight the bad guys together."

The second day will feature among others Israeli Minister of Defense Benny  Gantz and Jennifer Bachus, Senior Bureau Official, Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy, US Dept of State among a long list of cyber and security international experts.

"Cybernetics: Or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine" was a book written by American scientist and descendant of the Rambam, Norbert Wiener, published in 1948. Weiner is credited with starting the "cyber ship" after World War II.