This Space Café Israel will feature Ram Levi – Founder & CEO of Konfidas – in conversation with Meidad Pariente, correspondent of SpaceWatch.Global for Israel.
Cybersecurity for space missions – a trend or a necessity?
Ram Levi, Founder & CEO of Konfidas – Cybersecurity & Crisis Management Company. Ram is an award-winning cybersecurity expert, public speaker, and advisor to global organizations on cybersecurity, cyber crisis management, and national cyber policy. Ram is also a Co-Founder and Director of Cyberstar – a ZIM and Konifdas company providing cybersecurity solutions for the Maritime sector, an Adjunct Professor at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, and the Cybersecurity expert for the International Union of Aerospace Insurers (IUAI).
In 2021 Ram served as the secretary of the Prime Minister of Israel’s National Cyber Initiative Task Force that spearheaded the government resolution on establishing the National Cyber Bureau. He later served as the cybersecurity advisor to the Israel National Research and Development Council.
Co-authored the Israel national civilian space policy (2010) as a member of the Israel National Committee for Cybersecurity Research and Development and as a Senior fellow at the Yuval Neeman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security, Tel Aviv University, and as a Cyber Expert for the committee for Internet and New Media at the Israel Lawyers Association;
Ram holds MA (Cum Laude) from Tel Aviv University (thesis on Cyberattack of Space Systems), a bachelor of the International Space University (ISU/SSP), holds a degree in Computer Science and is trained in the elite IDF “Mamram” Programming School.
Ram retired with honors as a Major of the Israel Intelligence Corps. He was recognized for professional and personal contribution to the cyber community by the Israeli Chamber of Information Technology and won the Ilan Ramon Scholarship. He is particularly proud of winning first place in the IDF gourmet-cooking contest.
Meidad Pariente is an entrepreneur and innovator, with more than 25 years of experience in managing technologies. He is the CTO and Co-founder of SPACECIALIST, and CIO and Co-Founder of SKY AND SPACE Company (Nanosatellite Communication Network company). Before he was the CTO and Co-founder of Effective Space Solutions (Now Astroscale IL). Meidad advised space insurance companies, and led several multidisciplinary programs for ImageSat International, Elbit space division, The Technion and Rafael. He was the technical lead and AIT manager for “Duchifat-1”, the first Israeli nanosatellite. In the past he worked at MBT-Space as a satellite operator, systems engineer, Chief systems engineer, and Chief architect for several communication and earth observation satellites. During his carrier at Israel Aerospace Industries, Meidad won seven “business improvement awards” and two “outstanding performance” awards. Meidad is also an experienced director and board member.
The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions in dialogue with Ram Levi.
This Space Café Israel will be conducted in English.
SpaceWatch.Global is a Europe-based digital magazine and portal for those interested in space and the far-reaching impact of the space sector.
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