BIRD is strengthening critical cybersecurity infrastructure with $3.8 million

BIRD, the joint Israeli-American foundation for industrial research and development Infusion of 3.85 million dollars in pioneering cybersecurity projects for critical infrastructure, which is evidence of the growing importance of strengthening cyber resilience in both the United States and Israel.

In response to the growing demand for heightened cyber security measures, the winning projects are poised to make a significant impact. These initiatives directly address the urgent need to enhance the cybersecurity posture of critical infrastructure in both countries, ensuring its resilience against evolving cyber threats.

This collaborative effort is anchored by the newly created BIRD cyber program, a joint endeavor of the United States The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Directorate of Science and Technology (S&T), Israel National Internet Directorate (INCD), and BIRD. This collective initiative seeks to usher in a new era of robust cybersecurity solutions, addressing critical vulnerabilities that push boundaries.

Four projects have received the green light from Cyber ​​Project

Stemming from Israeli and American technology centers, four projects have been given the green light by the Internet Project.

Rescana, a Tel Aviv-based company, and Trend Micro of Irving, Texas, are teaming up in an effort to strengthen maritime cybersecurity. Their collaborative efforts aim to build an operational cyber threat intelligence capability that enables decision makers to navigate maritime cyber risks with high accuracy.

Bilateral Program for Industrial Research and Development (BIRD). (credit: courtesy)

Meanwhile, Salvador Technologies of Rehovot and Pastazo of Fayetteville are set to create an innovative solution geared towards managing vulnerabilities in industrial control systems (ICS). With a focus on monitoring and rapid recovery from cyber threats, their joint venture will undoubtedly raise the level of protection of these critical systems.

Headquartered in Rishon LeZion, Cyber ​​2.0 is partnering with Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Kentucky, to create a game-changing platform designed specifically for the aviation industry. This platform will provide a continuous stream of cyber insight, real-time monitoring, and data traffic detection. In doing so, it seeks to mitigate risks, ensure regulatory compliance, and uphold security standards for airports and air traffic.

Finally, a comprehensive solution for electronic security at airports is on the horizon. This ambitious endeavor aims to cover the entire attack surface of airports, ushering in a new era of cybersecurity preparedness.

With these projects on the horizon, a formidable alliance of Israeli and American innovators is set to chart a path toward a more secure digital landscape, fortifying critical infrastructure and redefining cybersecurity norms.

“The selected projects are the result of a comprehensive selection process to meet the cybersecurity needs of both countries,” said Jaron Lotan, Executive Director of BIRD. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with DHS and INCD, supporting the development of innovative technologies that enhance safety for both countries and look forward to supporting this sector for many years to come.

Megan Mahley, director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Science and Technology for Industrial Partnerships, hailed the first year of the BIRD cyber program as a harbinger of innovative solutions poised to address pressing cybersecurity challenges facing both the United States and Israel.

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