SCD Travels to Israel June 23-30 2023

Did you know that almost 70% of all Cybersecurity technology originates from Israel? They're the cyber capital of the world!

In 2022, Secure Cyber Defense CEO Shawn Waldman visited CyberWeek in Tel-Aviv, Israel with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. CyberWeek is best described as the international version of RSA and is hosted at Ben Gurion University in Tel-Aviv. It was an amazing 10 days full of exposure to new Israeli startups, Israeli Food and Culture, unbelievable networking, and learning how other countries are dealing with Cybersecurity issues.

Our partnership has expanded with the Israeli Embassy to the point where we are now taking small delegations twice a year to Israel. Why? To expose US companies to the Israeli Cyber Ecosystem, learn about Israel's awesome Cyber startup market and get to know about some of the new technologies positioning for market.

Join Us This Summer for CyberWeek 2023!

This year, we have several custom trip options available to choose from. Our CEO Shawn Waldman personally leads all of the Isreal trips.

Invite Your Family and Attend a Custom Sightseeing Tour!

This year, SCD is offering the ability for family members to attend with you and tour some of the most exciting areas of Israel. While the delegate is off attending sessions during the day, your family member will be paired up with the CEO's wife Jessica who will take care of all the coordination and bookings (additional charges apply).

Want to Join Us?

Space is extremely limited, we can only take 10 people on the trip each time. So if you're interested, please contact our CEO Shawn Waldman at swaldman[at]secdef[.]com as soon as possible as seats are going fast. You can also download the Israel 2023 Summer Promo for additional information.

What is the cost?

We've done a lot to keep this trip very economical, for the most part, this trip can be done for around $5,000 USD. Here is a list of estimated costs per delegate.

  1. Airfare - Can be purchased for around ~ $1,200
  2. Hotel - We'll get a group discount, but Summer is peak tourist season in Israel. Look to pay ~$300/night for 7 nights. So roughly around $2,100.
  3. SCD Coordination Fee - $1,500 per delegate (Family members traveling with you to Israel DO NOT pay this fee) *See the family information below if you're bringing family with you*. This fee covers most of the ground transportation and most, if not all, of your meals.

More Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I take my family? Yes! We would love for you to take your family with you to Israel. There will be someone from the SCD family there to take families on tours during the day, swim in the Med or hit the town while the delegation is working during the day.
  2. Is it safe in Israel? Absolutely, while you can't guarantee safety really anywhere in the world, Israel is extremely safe with the world's best military and police forces. We've heard our CEO say that he actually feels safer in Israel then home 🙂
  3. How long is the flight? About 11 hours. The planes that fly to Israel are VERY large, so you won't feel cramped. There are direct flights from the US to Tel-Aviv. Someone from SCD will help you pick the right flight.
  4. Why do you go? We go twice a year to expose US businesses and organizations to the Israeli Cyber Ecosystem. It's like nothing you've ever experienced. Plus, there is nowhere in the US to get this type of exposure.
  5. Do I need a Passport? Yes you do. And a valid one on top of that 🙂
  6. Should I get travel insurance? Yes, you need travel insurance. Most US medical coverage doesn't work in Israel. You should check with your carrier. Regardless, I would get it to cover things like lost luggage and anything unforeseen that might cancel your trip.