CTech Forecast Conference Ophir Zibige

Head of BDO’s Cybersecurity Center: “We're seeing the importance of a resilient society”

Ophir Zilbiger, BDO’s Cybersecurity Center Head, spoke to CTech at Calcalist’s 2024 Forecasts event about how Israeli companies are dealing with cyber threats.

Ophir Zilbiger
(Credit: Tal Shahar)
“I think the fact that we are under a higher level of threat is quite obvious. Clients are facing higher levels of threat from terrorist organizations and enemy countries that are either directly affiliated with the [7/10] attacks or indirectly affiliated. We're seeing more attempts and more success in trying to deface sites,” says Ophir Zilbiger, Head of BDO Cybersecurity Center to CTech at Calcalist’s 2024 Forecasts event in Tel Aviv. BDO is a global professional services and audit network with a large cyber consultancy included in their global consulting practice.
“I think we're lucky that organizations in Israel are quite mature in their cybersecurity posture, and that helps us. On the flip side of the coin, many cyber professionals - usually young people - were drafted into the army, leaving organizations a bit exposed, and this is probably where BDO fits in, helping our clients and organizations to meet the current challenges,” says Zilbiger.
Zilbiger says that he thinks that the current period will lead to increased investment in resilience, saying, “We're seeing the importance of a resilient society, a resilient country, and that very clearly translates into resilience of organizations, whether it's government or business organizations.”
You can watch the full interview in the video above.