Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 9 - Page 54

COUNTRY FOCUS: ISRAEL It appears Israel is on a national mission to equip people with cyber knowledge to help them better understand how to protect against cyberattacks. We hear from a number of industry experts who discuss the driving force behind the country’s position as a global leader in cybersecurity. ///////////////// Israel becomes ‘breeding ground’ for cybersecurity tech talent and education G lobal cyber-education leader Cybint, a BARBRI company, and Ariel University, are teaming up to offer a comprehensive portfolio of cyber-education offerings for students and professionals in Israel. The Ariel University Cyber Innovation Center, powered by Cybint and the university’s professional teams, boasts a comprehensive portfolio of online cyber-education offerings, from Cybint’s cyber literacy programmes to its rigorous cybersecurity/intelligence virtual labs and access to one of the world’s most advanced Cyber Range environments. The Cyber 54 INTELLIGENTCIO Innovation Center’s training and courses will be available to students and alumni of the university and serve as a workforce development and continuing education resource for professionals, members of the military and others. Certifications through the Cyber Innovation Center are aligned with the NICE (National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education) and Israel National Cyber Directorate frameworks. “Cyber knowledge is increasingly important in every facet of our workforce across industries,” said Cybint CEO, Roy Zur. “Yet we are facing a severe global shortage of this knowledge and overall cyber expertise. Cybint’s mission focuses on working with partners such as Ariel University to close that knowledge gap and equip students and professionals with the cyber knowledge they need to understand both the threats and the opportunities and protect their organisations. We’re very excited about the new Cyber Innovation Center and look forward to its positive impact.” “The launch of the Cyber Innovation Center is part of our commitment to offer innovative, career-enhancing education for our students, alumni and other professionals,” said Danny Hardon, Head of the Ariel University Research and Development Authority.