U.S. defense secretary Leon Panetta recently spoke about the potential threat of a “cyber Pearl Harbor” that could cripple America’s digital and physical infrastructure. Computer worms and viruses are being unleashed against banks, energy companies and other businesses in various parts of the world. How can firms and nations protect themselves against these attacks? Israel Knowledge@Wharton discussed these questions and more with Amos Guiora, a former officer of the Israeli Defense Forces, who serves now on the faculty of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. His advice: Don’t treat cyber terrorism lightly, because though it doesn’t leave a crater as a physical attack might, its consequences can be more devastating.
Israel depends a lot on technology. This makes the country particularly vulnerable to the dangers that accompany it — worms, viruses and cyber-attacks. According to security experts, the wars of tomorrow could well be fought without a single bullet being fired. The government has woken up to the threat, observers say, but too many other sectors don’t appear to be aware of the risks.
Fragile stability probably best describes how visiting Wharton finance professor Zvi Eckstein sees the world. From Cairo’s Tahrir Square to Wall Street and beyond, the former deputy governor of the Bank of Israel recently shared his thoughts with Knowledge@Wharton about the world’s economic and social hot spots.
Stuart Diamond, Wharton Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning former journalist for The New York Times, is author of a new book on negotiations, ‘Getting More: How to Negotiate to Achieve Your Goals in the Real World.’ A former adviser to the … Continue reading
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What do website gadget developer LabPixies and insulin pump maker Medingo have in common? It’s not only that both companies are based in Israel. They also are among the country’s start-ups that have attracted the attention of international investors, with … Continue reading