Program Dates: June 30-July 19, 2019*
Academic Credits: 3-4
Application Deadline: May 1, 2019
*Students participating in Cyber Week must arrive on June 20.
Summer 2019 Cyber Security Program Overview
For the past three decades, the State of Israel, “The Start-Up Nation,” has maintained its position as a leading powerhouse for cyber security innovation. During summer 2019, we will offer two separate Cyber Security tracks; students cannot enroll in both tracks concurrently (i.e. a student must choose to enroll in only one of the programs below based on interest and previous study experience with Cyber Security):
Cyber Security: Policy and Strategy – June 20-July 19, 2019
This advanced and elite program track will be taught by one of Israel’s leading experts in this field and will explore Cyber Security from the perspective of national and economic security, the complexity of policymaking and strategy around Cyber Security, and the relationship of Cyber Security and governance. This competitive program is only open for application to students who are majoring in this (or a related) field and/or have an established and extensive background in this particular area of Cyber Security. Students in this track are required to participate in TAU’s Cyber Week which runs June 23-27.
Cyber Security: Fundamental Technologies of Cyber Security – June 30 – July 19, 2019
This program track is focused on the technical aspect of Cyber Security. We invite you to join us for this course as we examine the fundamental technologies of cyber security systems, including: Block Chain; Cryptology; Hash Function; Crypto-Techniques; Asymmetric Encryption; and much more. Students interested in this track should be majoring in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field. Students not in these majors may still apply provided they have a course background in these areas or in Math. Students should have taken at least one prior course in Programming Language (Java, C). Students in this track have the option of participating in TAU’s Cyber Week for an additional cost.
“Cyber Week” is an annual leading international conference in cybersecurity held at Tel Aviv University. Cyber Week 2019 runs from June 23-27, 2019 and is required for students in the Cyber Security: Policy and Strategy Program track The conference offers a unique gathering of cybersecurity experts, bringing together industry leaders, startups, investors, academics, diplomats, and other government officials. Delivering a thought-provoking exchange of knowledge, methods, and ideas, the events of the conference will include roundtables, panels, workshops, forums, BSides, competitions, and more. In the past, Cyber Week has hosted over 5,000 attendees from more than 50 countries. The conference is hosted by the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (ICRC), The Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security, Tel Aviv University, the Israeli National Cyber Directorate under the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Israeli Council for Higher Education offers partial scholarships for eligible Chinese and Indian students (available by merit). Click here for more information. Application deadline for the scholarship is March 1, 2018 and student must have applied and been accepted to the program by this time as well. For scholarship application guidelines, please click here.