Israel Visit to Establish New Cyber Ecosystem Capability

Several key members of the DETER Project team – myself (Terry Benzel), Steve Schwab, and Ted Faber – traveled to Israel to work with the Israeli National Cyber Bureau (INCB) under a bi-lateral agreement between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the INCB. Additionally, we took with us two DeterLab 'power users' from our DETER community – Sandy Clark, University of Pennsylvania and Ryan Goodfellow, Washington State University – to be a part of this exciting opportunity. DHS was represented by Dr. Doug Maughan, Director of the S&T Directorate's Cyber Security Division and Luke Berndt, DETER Program Manager.

We held two and a half days of workshops with the INCB and researchers from Tel Aviv University, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, and Ben Gurion University. The DETER team presented an overview of the DETER Project that included: core capabilities, federation, multi-resolution virtualization, Montage AGent Infrastructure (MAGI) event orchestration, partner clusters, and collaborative development.

The INCB team presented their Cyber Research Ecosystem and Test Environment (CREATE) program along with research from partnering universities. In addition to the technical exchange with the CREATE team and researchers, we met with CISCO at their Netanya site where we toured their deployment test facility and discussed approaches to the development of a DETER Cluster in Israel.

The trip was very productive and we look forward to ongoing collaborations.

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Workshop Participants