Israeli CERT will be hosting a FIRST-TC Conference at the David InterContinental Hotel in Tel Aviv, Israel

For the first time, CERT-IL will be hosting a FIRST-TC Conference at the David InterContinental Hotel in Tel Aviv, Israel on February 19-21, 2019.

The conference has an impressive lineup of speakers from leading global technology companies and will focus on incident response and the importance of creating an operative threat intelligence environment for an effective CERT division, as well as provide novel insights into new and emerging cyber threats.

Participants will be presented with case studies, incident response tools and challenges common in the field. In addition, the conference will place special emphasis on the importance of information sharing between CERT and its constituents, as well as with the wider global cyber community.

The conference will also include a cyber-attack simulation workshop from offensive and defensive points of view, and will include exciting previously unpublished research.

Seats are being set aside for members of the international cyber community to join the 200 already signed-up participants from leading companies located in Israel. To register for the conference, please follow the instructions on one of the following links:

FIRST members:

Non-FIRST members:

Located in the city of Beersheba in the heart of southern Israel, CERT-IL is a 24/7 center, offering assistance to critical national infrastructure companies, SMB's and to the average person on the street. As part of its services, CERT-IL launched an emergency phone number for cyber incidents: 119. Any citizen or organization that thinks they are being attacked can call and receive initial assistance over the phone, and if deemed necessary, an incident response team can travel to the site of the attack, put an end to the incident, and with INCD’s Robustness Unit, help the company return to business as usual.

In order to provide tailor-made protection for Israel’s economy, the INCD has already begun to establish a SOC “city” in Beersheba. Under the umbrella of CERT-IL, and in a joint venture with the relevant ministry, special sectorial SOCs have begun operational activities. The first SOCs were in the financial, energy and government sectors, and activity has now expanded to include a public security SOC, with additional sectors to be added in the future.

The Israel National Cyber Directorate, which is under the purview of the Prime Minister’s Office, is responsible for all aspects of civilian cybersecurity. This includes formulating policies, building technological power, implementing operational defense in cyberspace and more. The INCD provides incident response services and guidance for all civilian entities and critical infrastructures in the Israeli economy, and works towards strengthening civilian cyberspace.

One of the INCD’s main goals is to assist Israeli organizations and the Israeli public-at-large deal with cyber threats—irrespective of from where the threats originate. This assistance is provided by the INCD’s CERT (CERT-IL).

CERT-IL is a National CSIRT and a member of FIRST (the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams,