From the day you’re born in Israel, there is this sense of built-in vigilance, said Yaron Levi, CISO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas City in our conversation at Cybertech 2020 in Tel Aviv.

It’s due to the situation Israelis are in on the world stage. That combined with the minimal number of resources, Israelis have no choice but to think critically and innovate about cybersecurity. It’s very different than how we operate in America. Israelis start with a mindset of defense. In the US, we start with a mindset of compliance, said Levi who jokes that the American cyber professionals are more afraid of the lawyers then the hackers.

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