There’s no better example of Israel’s cyber security prowess than the contrast between the ineffectual hacking attack on Israeli government websites last year by the cyber terror gang Anonymous and last month’s successful cyber attack on giant retailer Target that resulted in the theft of credit card information from more than 100 million customers. Once again, the world will find innovative technological solutions in Israel at the CyberTech 2014 Conference next week in Tel Aviv.
The Maryland/Israel Development Center’s director of business development, Peter Telem, and Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development cyber czar Jeffrey Wells will join executives from IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, Symantec, Maryland-headquartered Lockheed Martin and IT executives from around the world to learn about the latest innovations in the industry from Israeli entrepreneurs. Telem and Wells will recruit the Israeli companies to come to Maryland, which, as home to the National Security Agency, the U.S. Cyber Command and a plethora of government contractors serving those agencies, Gov. Martin O’Malley calls the “epicenter” of cyber security in the United States. Maryland and Israel are natural partners in developing cyber defenses for the government and commercial customers.
For more information about this mission and other MIDC initiatives, visit MarylandIsrael.org.
MIDC is an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore