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Team8 Group, a renowned venture group specializing in fintech, cyber, data, and digital health, successfully hosted its highly anticipated Annual CISO Summit in Tel Aviv last week. The event attracted over 130 senior cyber executives from top global enterprises, including representatives from Oracle, Walmart, Microsoft, BNY Mellon, General Motors, Danone, Schneider Electric, Repsol, and Unilever.
The CISO Summit featured an impressive lineup of speakers, including esteemed senior executives and government officials from the global and local cyber sectors. Notable figures such as Chris Inglis, the recently retired National Cyber Director of the White House; Yossi Cohen, Former Head of the Mossad; and Aviv Kohavi, Former Chief of Staff of the IDF shared their insights. C-level executives from renowned organizations and companies also contributed their expertise.
Nadav Zafrir, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Team8, expressed his pride in hosting a global summit of cyber leaders in Israel. He highlighted the significance of the dynamic geopolitical reality and technological advancements, particularly in Generative AI, in shaping the world and creating diverse challenges and opportunities that demand collaboration, speed, flexibility, and creativity on a daily basis.
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The summit revolved around the theme of “Resilience” and facilitated engaging peer-to-peer discussions on topics such as Generative AI and cyber security. Nir Zuk, Founder and CTO of Palo Alto Networks, urged organizations to embrace AI as a partner rather than an adversary, acknowledging its transformative impact on the industry. He emphasized the need to find ways to provide services with AI instead of fighting against it.
The CISO Summit served as a platform for cyber experts, industry leaders, government representatives, and academics to address cybersecurity challenges and opportunities in the rapidly evolving technological landscape. It emphasized the importance of resilience and the integration of AI. Arie Zilberstien, CEO and Co-Founder at Gem Security, highlighted the significance of resilience for CISOs in the cloud era. He emphasized the need for a defense in depth strategy with multiple layers of detection and response to prevent threats from escalating into breaches.
The participants expressed their excitement at being able to discuss these critical issues and share perspectives with the leading minds in the security field at the CISO Summit.