First of its kind Cyber Cooperation Agreement signed between BGU and NTU

Submitted by Cyber Labs on Sun, 05/02/2017 - 10:50

During the Cybertech Singapore conference, the Israeli Ben-Gurion University and the Singaporean Nanyang Technological University signed an extensive cooperation agreement which will focus on cyber issues

The cooperation agreement was signed this week, during the Cybertech Singapore conference, in the presence of the president of Ben-Gurion University, Prof. Rivka Carmi, the heads of NTU, Israeli Minister of Energy Dr. Yuval Steinitz and Israel's Ambassador to Singapore, Yael Rubinstein.

Israel and Singapore share a wide framework agreement for cooperation in the field of cyberspace, which is the basis for agreements between institutions and organizations from both countries.

Ben-Gurion University is considered a world leader in the field of cyber, and the Singaporean University is inaugurating a new cyber research center.

The agreement signed on Tuesday states that the two universities will carry out joint research projects funded by the two organizations. The projects will be led by Prof. Yuval Elovici of Ben-Gurion University and professor Prof. Thambipillai Srikanthan of NTU.

In addition to the agreement with Ben-Gurion University, NTU also recently signed a cooperation agreement with the Israeli defense company Rafael.

Prof. Lam Khin Yong, Chief of Staff and VP Research at NTU, said in his address at the conference that the university aims to lead the cyber research and create a close relationship between research and industry. Prof. Rivka Carmi presented the unique cyber "ecosystem" in the city of Be'er Sheva, Israel, which includes the academy, the military, and the industry.

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