Everybody is talking about the need to train more cybersecurity specialists and invest heavily in research and development related to cryptography, machine learning and AI–all necessary ingredients in cutting edge cybersecurity systems. Academia is destined to play a crucial role in this effort, both in training the next generation of scientists and cybersecurity professionals, and in developing new technologies to fight cyber crime.

Israel’s Ben-Gurion University and Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute, for example, are renowned both for  their theoretical research and for spinning off (or incubating) cybersecurity startups to commercialize such technologies.

But a lesser known fact is that academia is also a...

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About the Author:

Gilad Peleg is the CEO of SecBI.