Toka shares cyber capacity building expertise during Maryland Innovation and Security Institute webinar

September 30, 2021

Israel has a long history of cyber innovation and is widely regarded as a global leader thanks to a unique ecosystem that develops talent and helps businesses grow. To discuss the reasons for Israel’s cyber success, Toka co-founder and president Brig. General (Res.) Yaron Rosen joined other industry leaders on a recent webinar panel about cyber innovation in the country.


Hosted by the Maryland Innovation and Security Institute (MISI), the conversation included lessons other countries should take from Israel’s startup industry and the government’s defense of critical national infrastructure against cyber attacks. MISI co-founder and director Armando Seay moderated the webinar, which included a keynote address from Major Gen. (Res.) Professor Isaac Ben-Israel and perspectives from four other panelists who joined Toka on the virtual stage.


During the session, Rosen discussed the cyber challenges governments face today because of rapid digital transformation. He explained that the digital landscape has experienced unprecedented growth in the past 50 years, which bad actors have used to their advantage. To secure cyberspace, Rosen highlighted four actionable steps for governments and their private sector partners:


  1. Develop a national cybersecurity strategy and governance to guide tactics.
  2. Create a cyber defense architecture and design for sustainable implementation.
  3. Defend mission-critical systems using cutting-edge technology.
  4. Build a smart, sustainable cyber workforce.


Rosen explained how Toka’s Cyber Designer services support national-level capacity building, with projects backed by the World Bank in Nigeria, Ghana, and Moldova, and a project backed by the Inter-American Development Bank in Chile. To learn more about Toka’s capabilities and expertise helping nations defend the digital landscape, explore our website and watch the full video discussion linked here.

About Toka

Toka helps trusted government, law enforcement, and security agencies keep citizens safe and defend against terror and crime by developing cutting-edge and lawful intelligence-gathering tools and advising governments on building an integrated cyber defense. Toka’s software platforms are simple to use, scale quickly, and offer complete operational control to enable smarter, faster, and efficient investigations and operations. By empowering agencies with these intelligence capabilities, Toka helps governments maintain a technological edge to enhance their operational effectiveness and save lives. Founded by leaders with unparalleled experience in the strategic, defense, and corporate worlds, Toka is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, and backed by investors such as: Andreessen Horowitz, Eclipse Ventures, Entrée Capital, and Dell Technologies Capital.