With the allegations of manipulation in the U.S. and French presidential elections and, most recently, in the worldwide attack using the WannaCry ransomware virus, the dangers of manipulation in the digital world and of cyberattacks have come into the public focus as never before. Yet the precautions that everyone now needs to take in their everyday behavior and the protective measures required of private consumers, businesses and institutions remain well behind the broad general awareness of the dangers among the public.
It is with this gap in mind that Deutsche Telekom and the Munich Security Conference have jointly organized the fifth Cyber Security Summit in Tel Aviv. The goal of the event is to send out a stimulus to international politicians, top management and the scientific community to find solutions for the cyber issues currently facing society. Also up for debate and expert scrutiny is the topic of harmonizing international cyber strategies and of how to protect critical infrastructures in the brave new networked world. The conference will also examine the extent to which standards in the virtual world can stand up to the challenges of the real world. The topic of how democracy will continue to function in the digital age is also on the agenda for discussion. The summit will take place on June 28 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Deutsche Telekom and the Munich Security Conference will also be holding the second Berlin Security Day in parallel with this event.
Both events will be streamed live either in full or in part.