The Israeli Cyber Forum at Columbia University works with stakeholders across campus, including the Data Science Institute's Cybersecurity Center, the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Department of Computer Science, the Law School, Department of Political Science, School of Journalism and the Business School.

The three main pillars of the forum include scientific panels presenting cutting edge cybersecurity research in a multidisciplinary perspective, simulations of major cybersecurity events, and visits to campus by Israeli cybersecurity leaders. The Cyber Forum, thus, brings together academia, government and industry.

In the fall of 2017, the Forum hosted Dr. Eviatar Matania, Director General of Israel National Cyber Directorate. On a 2-day visit to Columbia, Dr. Matania inaugurated the Forum and met with leaders from across campus. Read Article

Israeli Cyber Forum PanelDr. Matania and Prof. Sommer in College WalkDr. Matania, Prof. Waxman and Prof. Sommer at a dinner event in the Law School

The Israeli Cyber Forum at Columbia University will host its first scientific workshop and cybersecurity simulation event on 10/18-19/2017 in the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University.

In collaboration with SIPA (Columbia), Center for Tech Management (Columbia), Check Point Institute for Information Security (CPIIS) & Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (ICRC) at Tel Aviv University, Cyber Center at Hebrew University, Cyber Center at Haifa University, Cyber Center at Technion, Cyber Center at Bar Ilan University, Cyber Center at Ben Gurion University

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  • Data Science Institute Conference Room, Northwest Corner Building 14th Floor (Day 1 Morning)
  • Opening remarks

    Jeannette Wing, Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute

  • Cryptography Solutions and Policy Implications

    Ran Canetti (TAU & Boston University); Eran Tromer (TAU & Columbia); Thomas Doughty (Prudential); Tal Malkin, Dan Richman, Jeannette Wing, Art Langer (Columbia)

    30 minute break, moving location to Brown

  • Brown Institute for Media Innovation (Day 1 Afternoon)
  • Government Personal Data Transfers

    Tal Zarsky (Haifa); Tim Dawson (HSBC); Steve Bellovin (Columbia); Niva Elkin-Koren (Haifa & Columbia)

    90 minute lunch break (Campus Tour from 13:45-14:30)

  • Cyber Deterrence and the Evolution of the Israeli Strategy

    Amir Lupovici (TAU & American); Melissa Hathaway (Hathaway Global Strategies); Udi Sommer (TAU & Columbia); Jason Healey (Columbia); Matt Waxman (Columbia)

    30 minute break

  • Research Agenda: Gaps in Biometric Research Security and Measurement

    Orr Dunkelman (Haifa & Weizmann); Marene Allison (Johnson & Johnson); Margarita Osadchy (Haifa)

    60 minute break

  • Dinner and Evening Events at La Grata Restaurant, 1260 Amsterdam Ave (Day 1 Evening)
  • Thursday, October 19, 2017
  • Brown Institute for Media Innovation (Day 2)
  • Preliminary Simulation Event – Part I

    (facilitated by Accenture & Good Harbor Security Risk Management)

    30 minute coffee break

  • Preliminary Simulation Event – Part II

    (facilitated by Accenture & Good Harbor Security Risk Management)

    60 minute lunch break

  • Conclusions

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