MSC to hold Cyber Security Summit in Tel Aviv with senior decision-makers and experts

The MSC Cyber Security Summit 2017 (CSS), co-hosted with Deutsche Telekom in Tel Aviv on June 28, 2017, brings the MSC Cyber Security Series to one of the most dynamic cyber hubs in the world. On the occasion of Israel's Cyber Week 2017, the MSC and Deutsche Telekom will cooperate with the Israeli National Cyber Directorate at the Prime Minister's Office and the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel Aviv University for discussions on critical cybersecurity issues.

A view of Tel Aviv, Israel (Photo: Fotolia, Kuhlmann/MSC).

On June 28, the MSC will again bring together a select group of about 120 policy-makers, academics as well as business and military leaders for a Cyber Security Summit. The all-day event will feature three discussion sessions as well as a lunch discussion and a nightcap session. Topics on the agenda will revolve around updating grand strategies for the cyber age, protecting critical infrastructure in an interconnected world, confronting cyber norms with reality, defending democracy in the digital age and technological innovations in warfare. Just ahead of the Cyber Security Summit, an intelligence roundtable will convene intelligence experts and practitioners to discuss counterterrorism approaches for the digital age. Discussion sessions and keynote speeches will be on the record, while the nightcap session and the roundtable will follow the Chatham House Rule.

Confirmed participants include Ehud Barak, former Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of the State of Israel, Arndt Freiherr Freytag von Loringhoven, NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence and Security, Thomas Kremer, Member of the Board of Management, Deutsche Telekom AG, Avigdor Liberman, Minister of Defence of Israel, Sven Mikser, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia and Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol.

"Our goal is to foster the debate between cyber specialists and the broader strategic community for whom cyber issues are becoming more relevant every day," MSC Chairman Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger emphasized. "There is still significant poverty in strategic thinking when it comes to cyber issues. The MSC is very well positioned to host discussions on the impact the cyber age has on critical issues such as nuclear deterrence, technological developments in warfare or intelligence operations."

For the Cyber Security Summit 2017, the MSC and Deutsche Telekom are cooperating with renowned local partners. The summit is co-hosted by the Israeli National Cyber Directorate at the Prime Minister’s Office and the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel Aviv University. In addition, selected events are co-hosted with the Institute for National Security Studies and Herzliya Conference, Institute for Policy and Strategy, IDC Herzliya.

Over the coming weeks, we will provide more information about the Cyber Security Summit on Twitter (#MSCcyber), Facebook, and on our website. If you would like to receive regular updates about MSC activities, please sign up for our newsletter.

Related Events

The MSC Cyber Security Summit is part of Israel’s Cyber Week 2017. Please visit their website in order to view the entire program as well as other associated events.

On June 20/21, the second Magenta Security Congress, organized by Deutsche Telekom, takes place in Munich. To find more information, please visit the website of the Magenta Security Congress. Moreover, on June 28, Deutsche Telekom is also hosting the second edition of the "Berliner Sicherheitstag."

About the Munich Security Conference

The Munich Security Conference (MSC) is the world's leading platform for debates on international security policy. With over 500 official participants and 300 observers assembled at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof, the annual conference provides a unique atmosphere for frank, private and mostly off-the-record exchange on present and future security challenges and solutions. In addition to its annual conference, the MSC Foundation hosts a number of smaller, albeit equally high-profile, events around the world. This includes Core Group Meetings, which have a regional focus, as well as thematic tracks, such as the Cyber Security Series, the Health Security Series and the European Defence Series, with Summits and Roundtables in different cities around the world.

About the Cyber Security Series

Besides its annual flagship conference in Munich, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) Foundation regularly organizes high-profile events around the world. These events include summits and roundtables dedicated to a particular thematic focus like European Defence, Energy Security, Cyber Security, and Health Security. For its cyber security activities, the MSC is partnering with the EastWest Institute, Deutsche Telekom, Google, and Microsoft to offer the best possible platforms for an open exchange of ideas and opinions.

About Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, with some 165 million mobile customers, 28.5 million fixed-network lines, and 18.5 million broadband lines.
Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries. With a staff of some 218.300 employees throughout the world, we generated revenue of 73.1 billion Euros in the 2016 financial year, about 66 percent of it outside Germany.

08 June 2017, by MSC