Toka Selected by Chile and Inter-American Development Bank to Support Chile’s National Cybersecurity Readines

May 19, 2020

Tel Aviv, Israel — Toka, the cyber capacity-building company for government agencies, has been selected by the Government of Chile and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to advise Chile on next steps for the country’s national cyber security readiness and operational capacity building. Toka will assess current cyber security gaps and challenges in Chile and support the IDB project implementation by recommending specific cyber security readiness improvements.

The capacity building project, funded by the IDB, will strengthen Chile’s cyber security, build the country’s long-term resilience to digital threats, and establish Chile as a cyber security leader in South America. Following the May 2018 cyber attack on Banco de Chile, Chilean leaders accelerated the implementation of the national cyber security strategy approved in 2017 in order to address these emerging challenges. Toka supports the ongoing implementation of Chile’s national strategy and will suggest improvements to Chile’s technological tools, infrastructure, training programs, and cyber security policies.

“In today’s ever-changing landscape of cyber threats, the Inter-American Development Bank understands that countries of all sizes all over the world must be proactive and regularly look for new ways to protect their vital infrastructure and their people,” said Yaron Rosen, CEO and co-founder of Toka. “We’re thankful our trusted partnerships with established organizations like the IDB provided us with this opportunity to work with the Government of Chile on the country’s cyber security resilience.”

Toka is the first company to tackle these emerging threats by merging cutting-edge innovation with bold, strategic thinking about national cyber security matters. Toka develops high-end intelligence gathering capabilities to strengthen homeland security and can address the full breadth of defensive cyber security needs, including developing new technologies when required. Toka also works with other international organizations to offer unique “Cyber Designer Services” to government agencies, advising them on the strategies, processes, technologies, and personnel development needed to keep their critical infrastructure, digital landscape, and government institutions secure.

Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, Toka was founded by leaders with unparalleled experience in the political, military, and corporate worlds. The Toka team includes members who have worked at the highest levels of Israel’s national cyber security ecosystem, spearheading the development of Israel’s National Cyber Agency, the first of its kind in the world. Its founding team includes: retired Brig. Gen. Yaron Rosen, former Chief of Israel Defense Forces Cyber Staff; Alon Kantor, former Vice President of Business Development for CheckPoint; Kfir Waldman, former CEO of cyber and mobile companies Kayhut and Go Arc; and Ehud Barak, former Israeli Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.

About Toka

Toka is a cyber capacity-building company that helps design, build, and manage a tailored ecosystem of cyber capabilities and software products for governmental, law enforcement, and security agencies. Founded by leaders with unparalleled experience in the political, military, and corporate worlds, Toka helps agencies tasked with keeping the digital landscape and their citizens and government institutions safe transform their cyber-defenses by designing and helping them build a unique strategy and suite of products. By working across the strategic, operational, and tactical levels, and with deep, hands-on technical experience, Toka can address the full breadth of its clients’ cybersecurity needs, including developing new technologies when required. Toka is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, and backed by investors such as: Andreessen Horowitz, Dell Technologies Capital, Entrée Capital, and Launch Capital.
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