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Attacks on Israeli websites reach new heights

The UK-Israel Cyber Forum aims to be a catalyst for change in cyber policy

Leading figures in the cyber security space took part in a UK-Israel Cyber Forum at the House of Lords at UK Parliament on Wednesday to discuss the rising threat of specific cyber attacks since the Israel-Hamas war broke out.

Organised by UK-Israel Business, the bilateral chamber of commerce, 120 chief information security officers were selected to attend.

Those present heard how there has been a significant increase in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks since October 7.  A DDoS attack overwhelms targeted servers and services of networks with fake traffic, making them unavailable to legitimate users.

According to Radware, one of the Israeli cyber security companies present, Israel has had more DDoS attacks than any other country since October 7.

Radware slide showing Israel’s high number of DDoS attacks since October 7


120 chief information security officers heard about the challenges and solutions associated with cyber attacks

Also among the speakers were Ziv Gaddot, the CEO of Red Button, Christopher Jen of Amazon Web Services, Radware’s Virg Santos and representatives from NBIP NaWas, who shared their insights into the challenges and solutions associated with DDoS attacks both for Israel and across the world.

Dor Bershadsky, executive director of UK-Israel Business, said: “The escalating threat of DDos attacks poses an urgent challenge that demands global attention. Israeli companies like Radware and Red Button are at the forefront of developing innovative solutions to mitigate these risks. Together we provide a platform for these industry leaders to share best practices and latest technologies, fortifying the cybersecurity landscape for everyone involved.”

He added: “In light of the current challenges faced by Israel, the imperative to support its robust tech ecosystem has never been more critical. This event not only provided a platform for cybersecurity but also showcases the resilience and excellence of Israeli technology. Now, more than ever, our commitment to bolstering this dynamic ecosystem remains steadfast.”

The UK-Israel Cyber Forum is chaired by Baroness Pauline Neville Jones, a former advisor to David Cameron and a current senior adviser with Ridge-Schmidt Cyber and a Conservative Peer in the House of Lords.



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