Former Mayor of NYC Rudolph W. Giuliani and Michael Daniel, President Obama’s Former Cybersecurity Advisor, to Speak at Tel Aviv University’s Cyber Week 2017

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

President Trumps Homeland Security Advisor, Tom Bossert, and Maj. Gen. Nadav Padan, Head of the IDF C4I, also added to the speaking lineup of the conference.

Cyber Week 2017 announced today additional speakers to the conference including: former New York City Mayor, Rudolph W. Giuliani, Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Crisis Management Practice; Michael Daniel, President, Cyber Threat Alliance and former Cybersecurity Coordinator for President Obama; Tom Bossert, Assistant to President Trump on Homeland Security and Terrorism; and, Maj. Gen. Nadav Padan, Head of the Cyber Directorate for the Israeli military. Other speakers headlining the event include Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Former NSA Director Keith Alexander. Cyber Week will take place at Tel Aviv University from June 25-29.

Cyber Week will feature hundreds of the world’s most influential cybersecurity leaders, including intelligence directors, military leaders, CEOs, researchers, political advisors, politicians, professors and journalists from 50 countries worldwide. The conference will include 45 events, and is expected to host over 7,000 attendees. There will be various panels, workshops and roundtables on topics such as blockchain, cybercrime, fraud, AI, and aviation, during which time attendees will have the rare opportunity to hear insights directly from the people who have shaped the modern industry of cybersecurity for nation-states, companies, and individuals.

Cyber Week is hosted by the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (ICRC), Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology, and Security, Tel Aviv University, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the National Cyber Directorate at the Prime Minister’s Office. Additional esteemed speakers include:

  • Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Gen. Keith Alexander (Ret.), Former Director, NSA; Founder and CEO, IronNet Cybersecurity
  • Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel, Director, Blavatnik ICRC
  • Nadav Zafrir, Co-Founder and CEO, Team8; Former Commander, Israel’s Technology & Intelligence Unit 8200
  • Chris Inglis, Former Deputy Director, NSA
  • Dr. Deborah Frincke, Head of Research Directorate, NSA
  • David G. DeWalt, Chairman, Claroty
  • Rohit Ghai, President, RSA
  • Gil Shwed, Founder and CEO, Check Point
  • Bob Kalka, Vice President, IBM Security
  • Rick Echevarria, VP Software & Services Group, GM Platform Security Division, Intel Corporation
  • Ayelet Shaked, Minister of Justice, Israel

“I am excited to speak alongside other leaders who are among the best cybersecurity minds the world has to offer,” said former New York City Mayor, Rudolph W. Giuliani, Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Crisis Management Practice. “Cyber Week provides a unique opportunity to share and explore insights with individuals who are at the forefront of cybersecurity. These are the very people who are ensuring the safety of our citizens, countries, and the technology systems that keep our economies thriving.”

“As significant cyber intrusions and attacks continue to hit organizations across the globe, it’s incredibly important for government and the private sector to increase cooperation and work together on a common set of behavioral norms,” said Michael Daniel, president, Cyber Threat Alliance. “I am thrilled to participate in Cyber Week alongside a number of forward thinking industry leaders to push forward the conversation around fighting today’s threats as a collective front.”

“We are honored to host Rudy Giuliani, Michael Daniel, Tom Bossert and so many cybersecurity leaders from the United States,” said Prof. Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Isaac Ben-Israel, Director, Blavatnik ICRC. “This year promises to be exceptional by the opportunity to share insights with the current and previous administrations in Washington. Collaboration is essential to the success of cybersecurity and is at the core of Cyber Week.”

Cyber Week is partnering with a number of distinguished sponsors, including Accenture, IAI, YL Ventures, Check Point, CyberArk, Dell EMC, Deutsche Telekom, GE, hub:raum, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, OPSWAT, RSA, Team8 and ThetaRay, as well as the esteemed contributor Sami Sagol, among others.

For more information about Cyber Week 2017 and to register, please visit

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SOURCE Tel Aviv University