Cybercrime, digital espionage and the risks of terrorist attacks in cyberspace: these are areas for enhanced international cooperation to increase security on the web. The subject was the focus of a visit to Israel by a large delegation from the Italian business and institutional communities. Led by Giovanni Brauzzi, the Principal Director for Security, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation at the Foreign Ministry, the delegation included representatives of the Ministry for Home Affairs, the “Digital Italy” Agency and the Association of Italian Small and Medium Aerospace Enterprises (AIPAS).
Third International Cyber Security Conference: a key event
A key element of the Italian mission was the third International Cyber Security Conference, which took place in Tel Aviv on 12 and 13 June. This year’s focus was the creation of “a cyber security ecosystem” to boost exchanges of ideas and international cooperation by public and private sector players. The aim is to establish a common front to combat the growing threats to society and the global economy posed by cybercrime
Talks with Israel’s National Cyber Bureau and B2B sessions
The Italian delegation had a number of meetings in the margins of the conference. They also took part in government meetings with Israel’s National Cyber Bureau to explore opportunities for collaboration in an area where both countries are among the world’s most advanced. With the collaboration of the Israeli Embassy in Rome, the Italian companies were able to meet their Israeli counterparts in B2B sessions, again to explore the possibility for increased industrial, scientific, technological and commercial cooperation.
Italian Ambassador hosts reception for big “cyber-names”
The mission concluded with a reception hosted by the Italian Ambassador in Israel, Francesco Maria Talò. Guests included Yahal Zilka, the venture capitalist involved in Google’s purchase of Waze, and Eugene Kaspersky, owner of the anti-virus software.