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BIRD – Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial R&D Foundation, to Invest $3.85M in Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Projects

The awarded projects address a pressing need to enhance the cyber resilience of critical infrastructure in the United States and Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — While the cybersecurity industry experienced record-breaking investments and continuous growth in recent years, most cyber companies have focused on developing solutions for banking and insurance companies, defense, eCommerce, and other verticals with generous budgets. Yet, cybersecurity requirements on the national level are growing at a rate faster than industry can support. Many companies, utilities, and small and medium-size ports and airports, have a constant need to adopt such enhanced cybersecurity solutions, though they must keep pace with the increasing number and complexity of requirements.

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The BIRD Foundation
August 17, 2023 

The United States and Israel Unite Efforts to Advance Technologies in the Cyber Resilience of Critical Infrastructure: BIRD Foundation Announces a New Cybersecurity Program

Approved projects will be awarded funding of up to $1.5M, up to 50% of the joint R&D budget

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cybersecurity threats to critical infrastructure pose one of the greatest risks to national security. To address cyber threats and encourage the development and implementation of innovative solutions designed for information security in critical infrastructure, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD), and the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation have initiated BIRD Cyber.

The BIRD Foundation
July 26, 2022 

DHS and Israeli Partners Announce Collaboration on Cybersecurity

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in partnership with the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD), has initiated the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Cyber program, a new joint initiative managed by the BIRD Foundation, to enhance the cyber resilience of critical infrastructure in the United States and Israel. BIRD Cyber will promote the collaborative development of technologies of mutual benefit for both countries and will build on the success of the BIRD Homeland Security (HLS) program established in 2016 with the Israel Ministry of Public Security.
June 30, 2022