You think you know what a desert is?


By: Dennis Mitzner

Shattering all stereotypes of desert, Israel’s Beersheba is not sand-filled with camels walking around, but turning into a cybertech oasis

According to Tech Crunch:

“Beersheba has all of the ingredients of a vibrant security technology ecosystem, including Ben-Gurion University with its graduate program in cybersecurity and Cyber Security Research Center, and the presence of companies such as EMC, Deutsche Telekom, Paypal, Oracle, IBM, and Lockheed Martin. It’s also the future home of the INCB (Israeli National Cyber Bureau); offers a special income tax incentive for cyber security companies, and was the site for the relocation of the army’s intelligence corps units.

“All in all, projections are that 20,000-30,000 cyber and related jobs would be created in Beersheba over the next 10 years,” said Yoav Tzurya, partner at JVP, an Israeli venture capital firm with a cybertech accelerator in Beersheba.

The commercial sector has teamed up with military intelligence agencies and [Ben-Gurion University] to fight increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks.”

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