Silverbolt CEO, Ariel Zibziner was invited as part of a group of leading cyber companies and the CERT in Israel to participate in a one-time meeting with members of the Israeli department of Foreign Affairs and Defense committee. Major issues were raised to improve awareness in regards to the local and global cyber market. Issues raised and discussed included:
- The need for government Cyber incident support and guidelines for SMBs and not only critical infrastructure, their supply chain and large enterprises
- Government involvement in the new privacy laws and GDPR in terms of guidance and support for Israeli startups
- Government RFPs access for startup and financial support keeping knowledge and people as long-term strategic assets
The commercial cyber community pointed out that government focus on critical infrastructure and close partner organizations was not enough. SMBs are also exposed to tremendous potential risk, and should therefore receive government’s attention as well.