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February
2016
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Woerner Travels to Tel Aviv For Cybertech 2016

Woerner Travels to Tel Aviv For Cybertech 2016

By Dan Silvia, Communications Manager

Ron Woerner, Director of the University’s Cybersecurity programs, took part in a recent trip to the Cybertech 2016 Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel. Woerner was invited on the trip by the American-Israel Friendship League (AIFL). Among the goals for the participants in the 5-day delegation to were to facilitate a mutual exchange of information security expertise and to learn more about the latest trends driving the security industry in Israel.

Woerner was one of 10 cybersecurity journalists invited on the trip. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu served as the keynote speaker for the event.

“It was a great opportunity,” Woerner said. “The idea was to learn what Israel is doing as a cyber-nation and to be able to showcase all of their initiatives. We got a briefing at the Israeli Electric Company (IEC) on what they are doing. Just like our electric grid, they are under attack.”

In addition to the Cybertech conference, Woerner and the group did get to take in some of the sights.

“We did get to spend a day as tourist in Jerusalem. We got to go to the Western Wall and hear about the history of Jerusalem. They do a great job of bringing together the old and the new,” he said.

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Ron Woerner traveled with a group of fellow cybersecurity writers to the Cybertech 2016 Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel. The group enjoyed a keynote address from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whom they met backstage.