Leader in cybersecurity education and intelligence announces establishment of Israeli business entity
Princeton, NJ – Information Security Media Group (ISMG) announced today the opening of their new business entity in Israel. This marks yet another expansion for the rapidly growing company, as they continue to affirm their position in the EMEA region.
“We are excited to announce the presence of ISMG in Israel,” said Sanjay Kalra, CEO of ISMG. “As we end 2021 with the most all-around growth we’ve seen in the company’s history, we’re also marking the start of a new era at ISMG. We have always been at the forefront of the evolution of cybersecurity intelligence and education, and have always believed in the importance of having a presence in cybersecurity epicenters. Israel offers opportunities supporting both of those ideals, and our entrance in this market is overdue.”
Israel is one of the most important locations for research, development, and startups in the cybersecurity space. In 2021 there was almost $18 billion in cybersecurity venture capital investment in Israel, up from just $10 billion in 2020. That accounts almost 36% of all VC cybersecurity investment worldwide. Additionally the growth in cybersecurity related companies has been exponential as well, with 162 companies in 2011 to almost 450 in 2021.
“Israel’s history of innovation and entrepreneurship in the cybersecurity space is unmatched in the rest of the world. They are building the tools and technology to fight the cyber threats of tomorrow. We are going to be right there beside these leading organizations, using our experience in cybersecurity and expertise in marketing to get these entities to market successfully. Not only in Israel, but around the world. By utilizing our first-party intent data and business intelligence we will assist these Israeli cybersecurity vendors to grow and achieve their goals” said Mike D’Agostino, ISMG’s General Manager.
Over the past 15 years ISMG has worked with leading Israeli cybersecurity companies including Check Point, BioCatch, Cybereason, Checkmarx, Orca, and many others. All of ISMG’s subsidiaries will be taking an active role as expansion continues into Israel, including CyberTheory (a marketing advisory firm), CyberEdBoard (a global community for security leaders), CyberEd.io (cybersecurity education provider), as well as ISMG’s digital media and events business units.
“At ISMG we have always let the needs and the demands of the cybersecurity community inform our strategy. Our expansion into Israel is just a part of that. Despite the pandemic we have seen historic increases in the number of events we are producing, as well as doubling our headcount across the globe to support the cybersecurity community. And this latest expansion doesn’t mark an end to our growth. 2022 will see more exciting news, innovation and experiences. The new chapter for ISMG has just started,” said Kalra.
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Information Security Media Group (ISMG) is a global education and intelligence company focused on cybersecurity. ISMG maintains the world’s largest network devoted solely to information security and risk management. Each of our 30 media properties provides education, research and news that is specifically tailored to key vertical sectors including banking, healthcare and the public sector; geographies from North America to Southeast Asia; and topics such as data breach prevention, cyber risk assessment and fraud. Our annual global summit series connects senior security professionals with industry thought leaders to find actionable solutions for pressing cybersecurity challenges.
CyberEdBoard is the premier members-only community of executives and thought leaders in the fields of security and IT. Membership in Information Security Media Group’s CyberEdBoard provides executives with a powerful peer-driven collaborative ecosystem and library of resources to address complex challenges shared by CISOs and senior security leaders worldwide. Executive members utilize the CyberEdBoard engagement platform to further enhance their professional brands, create and exchange member-exclusive resources, obtain accredited education and content, contribute in the executive mentor marketplace and seamlessly connect with senior security peers and experts around the world.
CyberTheory is a full-service marketing advisory firm focused on assisting exclusively cybersecurity vendors get to market and grow their businesses. CyberTheory has propriety access to the ISMG network and the latest customer data segmented by security practitioner, industry, and region. Their extensive knowledge model allows unprecedented insight into what’s driving engagement with cybersecurity professionals in real-time. Among various agency services provided they excel at messaging platform development, persona targeting, content development, creative services, and media planning/buying. CyberTheory’s network of relationships encompass all aspects of cybersecurity as well as the related fields of fraud, audit, compliance, and risk management.
CyberEd.io provides targeted online coursework for everyone in the cybersecurity ecosystem. It features a continually expanding curriculum, with learned paths mapped out for cyber warriors, CISOs, non-security executives, general staff, and more. Presented by industry-renowned practitioners and cyber thought-leaders the courses and sessions cover everything from implementing a zero trust framework, 3rd party risk management, ransomware prevention and response, digital transformation and cloud security, general security awareness training, and a host of others. With over 4,000 available courses, CyberEd.io allows individual leaders and whole organizations ensure they have the knowledge they need to be prepared to meet the cybersecurity threats of today and to be prepared for the future.