Archives for August 2020

Rami Efrati – Awareness is the Key

A big fan of Finland commented on the cyber attack, which received a lot of media attention

Remining us all: “If it looks too good to be true, it probably is”

Mr. Rami Efrati, is a member of our advisory board

Rami is a managing partner of MFSPartners Innovations, Former Head of the Civilian Division, Israel National Cyber Bureau, Prime Minister´s Office

Mr. Efrati has served in the Israel Defense Forces for more than twenty-eight years. He commanded numerous prestigious operational and technological positions in Military Intelligence and received the Creative Thinking Award from the Director of Military Intelligence. Mr. Rami Efrati, is an expert in Cyber Strategic Methods and has many years of experience in anti-terrorism and Intelligence technology. Mr. Efrati is one of the founding members and former Head the Civilian Division of the Israel National Cyber Bureau in the Prime Minister´s Office. In this capacity, he raised Israel to a leading position in the civilian aspects of global cyber-security, brought multinational companies to open cyber R&D centers in Israel. Mr. Efrati has leveraged the existential cyber-threat to Israel, into a unique business opportunity encouraging the development of a large cyber ecosystem supporting hundreds of new cyber related startups.

Mr. Efrati is currently involved in international level strategic projects for cybersecurity and innovation.

Some headlines: North Korean hackers are targeting Israel’s defense sector, Israel Ministry of Defense claims – CyberScoop

North Korean Hacking Group Attacks Israeli Defense Industry – The New York Times

Israel Stops North Korean Cyberattack – SecureWorld

Israel Says It Beat Attack by North Korean Cyber Group Under U.S. Sanctions – The Wall Street Journal

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Strategic Security Analysis

White-Crusade: How to Prevent Right-Wing Extremists from Exploiting the Internet by Christina Schori Liang and Matthew John Cross

The author of the analysis; Mrs. Christina Schori Liang is a member of our advisory board

Dr. Christina Schori Liang is a Senior Advisor and Senior Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). She leads the Terrorism and Organised Crime Cluster at the GCSP.

Dr. Liang  designs and directs courses on Preventing Violent Extremism and on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict: Addressing the Challenges Posed by the Presence of Non-State Armed Groups and contributes to GCSP’s Track Two diplomacy and dialogue events. From 2012-2016, she served as Co-Director and later as Director of GCSP’s New Issues in Security Course. 

Dr. Liang was editor of Europe for the Europeans: The Foreign and Security Policy of the Populist Radical Right and has contributed to the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Global Terrorism Index Reports. Dr. Liang has given academic and policy-related presentations in over 25 countries. She is an active member of the UN’s Global Counter Terrorism Research Network and advises the UN Security Council’s 1267 Committee on terrorist financing. Dr. Liang has testified for the US National Intelligence Council, the US State Department, the European Commission, and the European Forum for Urban Security and has given multiple presentations for the NATO Defense College in Rome and the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna. Dr Liang is a Steering Group Member of the RESOLVE Network, a member of the Global Solutions Exchange (GSX), and a global expert for the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime.

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