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Cyber Security in a Global Context: A Discussion of Technology, Policy and Business Dimensions

Dr. Eviatar Matania

Director General of Israel National Cyber Directorate

hosted by
Dean Merit E. Janow
Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
Dr. Jeannette M. Wing
Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute
Introduction of Dr. Matanya by Udi Sommer, Israel Institute, Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science




A fireside discussion with Dr. Eviatar Matania, Dean Merit E. Janow, and Dr. Jeannette Wing. The conversation will cover topics such as the state of cyber security from a technologist’s perspective, cooperation between the U.S. and Israel, development of international cyber norms, cybersecurity and AI, and cybersecurity and cyber-physical systems.
Dr. Matania was appointed founding director of the National Cyber Directorate when it was created 6 years ago.  He has vast experience at the national level with R&D projects and System Analysis. Academically, his expertise is in Judgment and Decision Making and as Director General he was involved in the establishment of a network of cyber research centers in all major Israeli universities, partly funded by the Directorate.

Friday, September 15, 2017 | 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1501



Cosponsored by the Columbia Data Science Institute and SIPA’s Tech and Policy Initiative