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Lockheed and IBM to Invest in Israeli Cyber Facilities

Lockheed and IBM to Invest in Israeli Cyber Facilities - top government contractors - best government contracting event

cyber, computerLockheed Martin and IBM have moved to invest in cyber research facilities in Israel, Homeland Security Today reported Wednesday.

The new CyberSpark complex located in Beer-Sheva, Israel, will house cyber incubators, academic researchers, educational centers and government agencies, according to the report.

Those organizations will work to develop cybersecurity infrastructures such as a physical space and a shared technology platform, the report says.

“Beer-Sheva will not only be the cyber capital of Israel but one of the most important places in the cyber security field in the world,” said Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel.

Lockheed and IBM join a number of other companies including Deutsche Telekom, EMC and RSA at CyberSpark in Advanced Technology Park at Beer-Sheva, Homeland Security Today reports.

“We are at the forefront of cyber security research and are training the security researchers of tomorrow in our master's program in cyberspace security, the first of its kind in Israel,“ Rivka Carmi, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev president, told a conference.

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Written by Jay Clemens

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