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Episode 348 – Cracking the Code: Israel’s Cyber Edge Explained (Alon Arvatz)

If Tel Aviv is the Silicon Valley of the Middle East, AKA Silicon Wadi, cybersecurity is its beating heart. From the towering successes of Palo Alto Networks and Checkpoint to the relatively recent rise of Wiz, Israel stands as the undisputed leader in the realm of digital defense.

At the core of this technological powerhouse lies Unit 8200, Israel’s legendary intelligence unit, known for honing the skills of some of the world’s sharpest cyber minds. Graduates of 8200 venture into the entrepreneurial landscape, seeding the growth of Israel’s cybersecurity sector with their expertise and innovation.

One of the things that truly sets Israel apart is the tidal wave of investment flooding into its cybersecurity ecosystem, propelling the nation to the forefront of global innovation. If you think about it, it’s pretty crazy – Israel, or at least Israeli tech, is protecting a huge chunk of the world’s most lucrative digital assets.

Today, we’re honored to host Alon Arvatz, one of the young new minds in the cyber realm. As an IDF cyberwarfare veteran and tech product leader, Alon has authored the compelling book, “The Battle for Your Computer: Israel and the Growth of the Global Cyber-Security Industry,” where he unravels the intricacies of Israel’s pivotal role in the global cybersecurity landscape. Join us as we discuss with Alon Arvat all things cyber security, AI and even how it all connects to the current war in Gaza.

Alon’s book on Amazon.