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Cybersecurity, a huge challenge for Israeli startups

The resilience of Israeli cybersecurity startups during times of war

The war between Israel and Hamas has hit Israeli cybersecurity startups, increasing cyber attacks and causing the temporary loss of personnel recalled to the army. Despite the challenges, these companies remain confident of overcoming the situation and contributing to the cybersecurity industry.

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The war between Israel and Hamas has hit Israeli cybersecurity startups, which are facing a double challenge. On the one hand, they face an increase in cyber attacks against Israel, which has seen an 18% increase during the conflict. On the other hand, many of these companies are faced with the temporary loss of a significant portion of their staff, who have been drafted into the military. Despite this, Israeli startups remain confident in their ability to respond to these challenges and continue to innovate in the cybersecurity sector.

Israel's military prowess in cybersecurity

Israel's military prowess is a major reason for the success of its cybersecurity startups. Units like the 8200, an Israeli army intelligence force, have helped train talent and develop innovative ideas for commercialization. As a result, Israel attracts more cybersecurity venture capital than any other country outside the United States. However, despite their success, Israeli startups face the challenge of having to adapt to a shrinking workforce caused by the drafting of employees into the army.

The consequences of the war on Israeli cybersecurity

The ongoing war between Israel and Hamas has already had a significant impact on the local economy, with JP Morgan Chase & Co forecasting a contraction of 11% in the current quarter. Israeli cybersecurity startups, which have between 5% and 25% of personnel drafted into the military, must find long-term solutions to adapt and continue providing quality service to their customers. Despite the difficulties, Israeli startups remain confident in their ability to overcome this situation and continue to contribute to the cybersecurity industry.

The challenges of remote working and the future of Israeli cybersecurity

The pandemic has prepared many Israeli tech companies to work remotely, but the current conflict has led to school closures and a further need to work from home. Despite this, Israeli cybersecurity startups are continuing to provide quality service to their customers around the world. These companies are also facing the challenge of managing the trauma and personal difficulties of employees caught up in the war. Despite everything, Israeli startups remain determined to continue innovating and protecting their country from cyber attacks.

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11/04/2023 11:46

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