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Crisis Management Conference

March 22nd, 2022

Most excitingly, for the first time at ISDEF Expo, we will be hosting a professional conference with an expert panel that will focus and speak about a universally relevant issue – Crisis Management.

The Right Place, The Right Time, The Right People

Gen. Moshe (Bogie) Ya’alon (Ret.)
Conference Chairman

This conference will top-tier, world-renowned speakers who will debate on the required coordination between civilian and military organizations to preserve stability during regional, national, and/or international crises.

We are proud to call Lt. Gen. Moshe (Bogie) Ya’alon (Ret.) the conference chairman for this feature of the expo.

Between 2002-2005, Ya’alon served as the IDF Chief of the General Staff, between 2009-2013, he was Vice PM and Minister of Strategic Affairs, and was Israel’s Defense Minister from 2013 to 2016. Today, Ya’alon is the Chairman of Synaptech Capital.

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The Conference

While most government, military, and defense industry individuals are aware that an emergency is a critical event, it can even go so far as to impinge on the life of a nation. A disaster, unless controlled, causes what is best characterized as ‘battle fog’ and a lack of information which will dramatically and negatively affect an organization, a country, and its people. This drastic disruption can suddenly change routines, hijack the daily lives of citizens, and even interrupt the ability of institutions to govern.

The importance of
preparing for crises
cannot be understated

Joint Cooperation

Most times, a crisis is sudden, catastrophic, and high intensity, and if an organization lacks the ability to immediately contain it, it can have calamitous results. In order to mitigate a disaster, minimize damages, and get back to business as soon as possible, a crisis needs to be anticipated and centrally managed. There must be joint cooperation amongst all parties working toward solving it.



With this in mind, the Crisis Management Conference will include debates and discourse on decision-making, selection of tools, acquisition of vital knowledge, and exposure to various methodologies needed to face and overcome an assortment of emergencies.

Presenters will include various world-renowned speakers who will participate in panel discussions, conduct special interviews, and proffer lectures on the follow main topics:

Facing the Next Crisis:
Assessing Risks and Challenges

This topic will review case studies in detail and include information on coordinating security response during emergencies. It will showcase new models, comprehensive solutions, and wide-ranging strategies in both local and global arenas, and examine ways for military and civil organizations to coordinate and achieve a high level of crisis management.

How to Anticipate, Prevent, and Counter Cyber-Security and Ransomware Attacks

To effectively contend and cope with a cyber-crisis, numerous preliminary preparations are crucial. Putting such actions in place prior to an attack will improve its management, mitigate damages, reduce negative ramifications, and shorten its duration.

Understanding and mastering how to
counter an attack

Despite all this, taking essential precautions is not always possible in the time leading up to an attack. Understanding and mastering how to counter an attack once it has already occurred is also of vital importance. As such, included in the seminar will be a demonstration of a ransomware crisis and coping strategies/solutions including: prevention, detection, containment, and recovery.



Mr. Yoav Limor, journalist and veteran military correspondent
Registration and Refreshments
Greetings and Opening Remarks
Mr. Tomer Avnon, Founder & President of Avnon Group
Keynote lecture:
Major General Ori Gordin, Commander of the Home Front Command, IDF
Special 1:1 interview with the Conference Chairman
Mr. Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon
Former Israel’s Defense Minister Former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces
Panel Discussion: Crisis Management at the National Level - Assessing Risks and Challenges Participants
Panel Participants:
Major General Ori Gordin, GOC Home Front Command, IDF
Mr. Tamir Pardo, Former Director of the Mossad
Mr. Yohanan Danino, Former chief of the Israel Police
Mr. Roni Alsheich, Former intelligence officer and chief of the Israel Police
Lecture: Mr. Gideon Weiss, VP, International Business Development, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
Lecture: Global Crisis as a Springboard to a New World Order:
Dr. Anat Hochberg-Marom , Expert in International Security & Geopolitical Crises
Coffee and networking break
Lecture: Russia-Ukraine war: Cyber Security Repercussions
Sharon Isaaci, VP Cyber Security Services, EMEA at Sygnia
Panel discussion: Ransom Attacks - Insights From Real Situations:
Crisis Managers Share Personal Experience Covering all the various aspects that an organization must deal within a ransom event
Ms. Rita Baal-Taxa, Former Sr. VP of Marsh
Experienced Insurance & Reinsurance manager
Panel Participants:
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Mr. Shay Simkin, Global Head of Cyber at Howden Specialist Insurance Brokers The Insurer, the Policy and the Coverage.
Mr. Ron Tossman, Cyber Incident Manager & Organizational Cyber Readiness Consultant Insurance, Loss Adjuster - Crisis Management
Mr. Dan Hai, Adv., Owner Dan Hay & Co. Advocates Legal and Privacy Protection
Mr. Yossi Sassi, Chief Security Architect, Co-Founder at Ten Root Cyber Security LTD
Mr. Yariv Ganor, Head of Negotiation Team, Critical Impact Negotiation with hackers
Mr.Moti Sharf, Founder & CEO of Scherf Communications, Crisis PR Specialist Crisis PR
State of Cyber Security
1:1 interview with Dr. Dorit Dor, Chief Product Officer at Check Point
Closing Conference Keynote:
Mr. Armend Mehaj, Minister of Defense, Republic of Kosovo
Light Lunch
Guided Exhibition Tour
*Not final, subject to changes
*Subject to IDF Spokesman final confirmation