The Cybersecurity Expert Mission travelled to Tel Aviv and Be’er Sheva in June 2018.


Innovate UK’s Global Missions Programme is one of its most important tools to support the UK’s Industrial Strategy’s ambition for the UK to be the international partner of choice for science and innovation. Global collaborations are crucial in meeting the Industrial Strategy’s Grand Challenges and will be further supported by the launch of a new International Research and Innovation Strategy. The Global Expert Missions, led by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), play an important role in building strategic partnerships, providing deep insight into the opportunities for UK innovation and shaping future programmes.


Israel is a major force in cybersecurity innovation and development internationally, and Israeli cybersecurity companies are at the forefront of technology, rubbing shoulders with global industry giants. In fact, according to CyberDB1 data-bank, Israel has the second largest amount of cybersecurity companies in the world, second only to the US. In terms of actual sales, Israel cybersecurity exports account for anything between 10-15% of the global cybersecurity market, an amazing figure given Israel’s miniscule size and small population2.


2 Cybersecurity landscape and investments Israel, 2016 (CyberDB Research Dept, Jan 2017)

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The Cybersecurity Expert Mission travelled to Tel Aviv and Be’er Sheva in June 2018 and in the publication, KTN share the information and insights gathered during the delegation’s time in Israel.

Read the latest Global Expert Mission Report “Cybersecurity in Israel 2018” here.

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