CyberSpark– Is the name of the Israeli Cyber Innovation Arena in Beer-Sheva. It is a joint venture of the Israeli National Cyber Bureau in the Prime Minister’s Office, Beer Sheva Municipality, Ben Gurion University of the Negev and leading companies in the cybersecurity industry.
CyberSpark Industry Initiative – Is a non-profit organization, designed to be the central coordinating body for joint cyber industry activities with all stake holders, to leverage the region and maximize its potential as a global cyber center, to encourage joint academia industry partnerships and to support the plans to draw other companies, whether international or Israeli, to establish projects or base themselves in the region.
Governmental involvement and commitment to the Ecosystem:
The Prime Minister’s Office National Cyber Bureau is located at the ATP.
The National Cyber Emergency Response Team (CERT) is strategically located at the ATP in collaboration with representatives of the industry.
Comprehensive incentive policy for Cyber businesses in Beer-Sheva.
Funding for the Research Center which houses research by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Funding for Cyber educational programs in Beer-Sheva.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is geared toward the industry to meet its needs.
BGU is the leading university for cyber research in Israel.
BGU generates highly skilled graduates.
BGU focuses on applied research. The academic syllabus is synchronized with the dynamic needs of the industry
BGU and cyber companies at the ATP share research facilities to further advance cyber solutions
Unique features of the industry as part of the Ecosystem:
A collective mix of small, medium and multi-national companies:
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Interact based on a Coopetition model
Joint facilities (Gav-Yam Negev Park)
Open discussion and knowledge sharing without IP exposure
Highly qualified workforce comprised of:
● BGU researchers and students
● Industry subject matter experts
● IDF elite IT Unit veterans
There are two elite IDF cybersecurity groups:
These two groups currently encompass more than 10,000 soldiers. The plan is to move both of these units down south, adjacent to CyberSpark’s campus within the next few years.
This source of Human Capital is expected to feed CyberSpark with 2000 – 3000 new talents per year, eager to join both the industry and academia venues.
The 8200 Unit plays an illustrious role in Israeli tech history: its former members have gone on to establish numerous companies such as Checkpoint, Palo Alto Networks, and CyberArk, to name just a few. People from these units could ultimately become the engine driving the entire Beer-Sheva ecosystem, since most men and women finish their mandatory military service in their early 20s: then they are well placed to start their civilian careers.
Executive Chairman, Lavi-Capital Ltd.
VP Business Development, BGN Technologies Ltd.
General Manager, Cyber Solutions Group, EMC- Center of Excellence
Partner, JVP Cyber Labs
Director of Marketing and Communications
Managing Director, Leidos Israel
Academy Coordinator & Executive Assistance
CyberSpark offers several in-house platforms to assist your business in leveraging the Israeli cyber and hi-tech industries:
|Research Center –||In collaboration with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers|
|R&D Hub –||Supported by the Government (Tax Incentives), allows your company access to potential bids and allows
you have a joint research with BGU
|Training Center –||Cyber training services led by industry and governments’ SME’s|
|Innovation Hub –||Exposure to Israel’s advanced technologies|
|Incubator –||Supported by the Israel Innovation Authority|
|Intelligence Center –||SME’s from CERT and the industry provide intelligence information relating to the most imminent cyber
threats to your business
CyberSpark is your one stop shop for information, networking and access to all relevant cyber stakeholders.
We look forward to seeing you here at CyberSpark.
Visits can be coordinated and customized based on your company’s needs. This is a great way to better understand the unique Ecosystem and enhance the CyberSpark experience.
Contact us now to coordinate your visit at CyberSpark.
Joining the Affiliates Club will provide you with:
● Exclusive access to our stake-holders and to our expertise
● Open invitation to CyberSpark’s events and workshops
● Direct access to all CyberSpark’s visitors: industry insiders and leaders from around the globe. A real opportunity to network
● Access to CyberSpark’s e-Newsletter. Keep up with the latest news, events and developments in the Cyber arena
Contact us now to get more information on our Affiliates Club.
Roundtable Stake-holder discussions:
SME’s in various disciplines discuss advances in their respective field with our Cyber experts. Our cyber experts identify potential risks in these new technological advances and help create meaningful solutions.
To our workshops website.
We offer customized cyber seminars for executives, tailored for your company’s needs with skilled staff from academia, intelligence community and industry insiders.
Our seminar Provides a hands-on experience to non-technical executives. The seminar empowers them to make educated decisions for their organization with regard to Cyber security.
A service that enables global players a smooth transition into the Israeli Cyber Innovation Arena, by outlining a gradual, customized, zero-risk entry path that best complies with their strategy.
We deliver comprehensive solutions services for companies that wants to explore options and “get to know the area” before deciding to open offices at this park. CyberSpark “solves” for all the logistics of establishing a new company in a foreign country (hiring employees, paying salaries, employee benefits etc.)
A collaboration MoU agreement recently signed between CyberSpark and the University of New Brunswick, Canada, confirming the research partnership between the two entities, of which the purpose is the creation of greater innovations, economic development & collaboration in the field of cyber research.
On October 30, 2017 CyberSpark will hold The 1st Global Workshop on Cyber Security in Future Mobility. This workshop will bring together world renowned experts to discuss the very complex issues of cyber security regarding the automotive field. Save the date!
In recent years, Israel has managed to establish itself as one of the world’s major cyber security hubs. After being cherry-picked on a merit basis by the most elite cyber security units for their mandatory military service, a unique group of highly trained cyber security professionals is being formed and it is constantly growing. Subsequent to their service, many of these young veterans, still in their mid-20’s, turn to establishing their own ventures, based on the knowledge that they have accumulated throughout their rigorous cyber security training and experience.
Carleton Bridges the CyberSpark and Regional Cybersecurity Ecosystems
Carleton Newsroom, 6.4.16
How Israel is carving out a corner of the cyber-security market
How Israel is turning part of the Negev Desert into a cyber-city
The Washington Post, 14.5.16
Cyber and Medicine – Waging a similar battle
Roni Zehavi, December 2016
Massachusetts & Israeli Organizations Sign Cybersecurity Agreement
Boston, December 2016