Global cyber security centre in Israel

BGN Technologies, the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), EMC Corporation and Jerusalem Venture Partners have recently formed the Cyberspark Industry Initiative, which will serve as a coordinating body for joint cyber industry activities with government agencies, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) and academia. The initiative will promote and market the region as a global cyber centre, encourage joint academia-industry research studies, support the development of plans to recruit and develop human resources in the field, and create incentive plans to encourage other companies, both international and Israeli, to establish a presence in the region.

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is a central component of the new Cyberspark initiative, a complete ecosystem with all the components for global leadership in the cyber field. It is the only complex of its type in the world that is a government-academic-industry partnership and includes Fortune 500 companies and cyber-incubators, academic researchers and educational facilities, as well as national government and security agencies.

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