BGU and the Israel National Cyber Bureau have created a center for the protection of cyberspace. The new Center harnesses the University's expertise to drive research and foster the development of cyber security technologies.
At the heart of the endeavor is a dedicated initiative to promote academic research in the field, enabling members of the Center to engage in basic research.
Construction of the new Carole and Marcus Weinstein Information Systems Engineering and Cyber Security Building has begun. The state-of-the-art building is expected to open its doors in the summer of 2016. In the meantime, the Cyber Security Research Center is temporarily based at the Advanced Technologies Park, where it is nurtured in the hothouse of innovation that exists there.
The new six-floor building will be a hub of activity, largely comprised of the Department of Information Systems Engineering and the Cyber Security Research Center. The Center will include the Cyber Attack Simulation Lab, Malware Analysis Lab, Mobile Security Lab, Embedded Systems Security Lab and the Secure Cyber Lab, designated for confidential research and designed in accordance with those needs.
The presence on campus of a new building dedicated to cyber security reflects the importance of the discipline at BGU and its emergence as a force to be reckoned with worldwide.