Europe’s largest cyber-tech firm to set up innovation center in Israel

Fraunhofer SIT headquarters in Germany. Credit: Michael Kramer via Wikimedia Commons.

( Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Security (SIT), Europe’s largest organization for applied scientific research, is set to establish a cyber-security innovation center in Israel.

Fraunhofer SIT announced that it will work with leading academic research institutions in Israel on “joint research activities to bridge the innovation gap and accelerate the development of secure software, systems, and services.” 

Citing the recent cyber-attack targeting Germany’s Bundestag parliament, believed to be carried out by Russia, and other targeted attacks threatening enterprises and state institutions each day, Fraunhofer said its cooperation with Israel would help “address these challenges.”

“The Institute will join forces with Israel, which is widely regarded as the nation with the biggest experience and a very well trained workforce in this area, as well as one of the highest innovation capacities worldwide,” the company said. 

The project will officially launch at the end of June in Tel Aviv and will coincide with events marking the 50th anniversary of Israel-Germany diplomatic relations. 

Posted on June 12, 2015 .