CyberMiami took place at The Idea Center at MDC in September.
Conference Connects Cybersecurity Experts
Whether it’s American politics or personal finance, cybersecurity is a growing concern in today’s increasingly complex technological world.
Recognizing the need to highlight this hot topic, The Idea Center at MDC earlier this fall convened the CyberMiami conference to bring together cybersecurity experts from around the world in business, education and intelligence fields to discuss cyber threats, protection tactics and new technologies.
The event, held in collaboration with Tel Aviv University, also helped connect the business ecosystem of the Latin American market with top entrepreneurs from the U.S. and Israel, where there are currently more than 400 cybersecurity companies in operation.
“We live in an increasingly risky world, from private information and personal banking to government infrastructure,” said Idea Center Executive Director Leandro Finol. “Cyber risk should be at the top of the agenda of both executives and the general public. CyberMiami provided a forum for top cybersecurity leaders to discuss the most relevant issues of today and tomorrow.”
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Erez Hevroni, founder of CyberMiami, mentioned things the attendees can take away from the conference.
"They can learn about threats and vulnerabilities, they can learn about solutions such as cybersecurity, they can take advantage of doing business with Israeli cybersecurity companies and they can meet decision makers in the cybersecurity space and engage with the right people on doing business with Israeli cybersecurity."
Meital Stavinsky, a partner with the law firm Greenberg Traurig in Miami and a moderator for a panel during the conference, said in an interview:" "I think there is huge potential for collaboration between the cybersecurity industry as a whole in Israel and Florida."
Inon Elroy, Israel's economic minister to North America who gave a presentation during the conference, said in an interview that when it comes to cybersecurity, people need to understand they are at risk.
"I think one of the representatives for one of the companies was very clear and sharp, mentioning that cybersecurity is the new frontier," Elroy continued. "10 years ago we were afraid that people would get into our houses and steal our TVs. That is still a problem, but you can maybe buy a new TV. Today we should be challenged by the fact that people can steal our identities, they can steal our savings and they could shut down our electricity, so imagine if you drive a car and there's no traffic light. There is a real threat."
MDC's Idea Center, Tel Aviv University hosting daylong CyberMiami tech conference
The Idea Center at Miami Dade College (MDC), in collaboration with Tel Aviv University, will host CyberMiami, a one-day technology conference featuring cybersecurity experts from business, education, and intelligence fields on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 9 a.m. at MDC's Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami.
The conference will connect the business ecosystem of the Latin American market with top entrepreneurs from the U.S. and Israel, where there are currently more than 400 cybersecurity companies in operation.
“We live in an increasingly risky world, from private information, personal banking and government infrastructure,” said Leandro Finol, executive director of the Idea Center. “Cyber risk should be at the top of the agenda of both executives and the general public. CyberMiami is a forum where we are bringing top cybersecurity leaders to discuss the most relevant issues of today and tomorrow.”
Attendees at CyberMiami will learn from cybersecurity industry leaders about defending and protecting their organization against imminent cyber-attacks in order to prevent data breaches. The conference will include discussions about cyber threats as well as an exhibition of cybersecurity technologies.
The lineup of guest speakers at CyberMiami includes: Hadar Blutrich, CEO of Source Defence; Inon Elroy, Economic Minister of North America; Sam Friedman, director of sales of Cyberbit; David Gladshtein, director of business at Minerva Labs; Avital Grushcovski, V.P Product of Source Defence; Yasmin Hami, business development manager of Votiro; Greg Lenox director of sales of Secdo; Derek Schwartz, CEO North America of Safe-T; and Shay Zandani, CEO of Cytegic.