The Cyber Center aims to educate the general public and students on the basics of cybersecurity with practical advice to prevent cyberattacks
TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading global provider of cybersecurity solutions, today unveiled the Check Point Cyber Center, an educational hub exploring the history and future of cybersecurity. Located at Check Point headquarters in Tel Aviv, the Cyber Center includes videos and exhibits on the role of cybersecurity in keeping us all safe, in addition to explaining how and why cyberattacks happen.
“We are reaching out to all parts of society, inviting them to learn more about cybersecurity and make the world a safer place,” said Gil Shwed, Founder and CEO of Check Point Software Technologies. “This has been our journey for 30 years, a vocation that becomes more crucial every year. While making sure to provide the best security, we also want to invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs and make cybersecurity knowledge accessible to everyone.
The groundbreaking ceremony brought together elected officials who hailed the Security Center as an impactful initiative to raise awareness of the importance of cybersecurity and the role individuals can play in preventing cyber threats.
“Thank you, men and women of Check Point, for playing such a vital role in protecting and securing the world,” said Mr. Isaac Herzog, President of Israel. “There aren’t many companies that have served as a true hothouse of innovation and excellence, overcoming past challenges and obstacles, like Check Point has over the years. Your contribution to the technology industry is unmatched.
The need for prevention-based cybersecurity awareness has never been greater. In 2022, global cyberattacks increased by 38% compared to 2021, with an average of 1,168 weekly attacks per organization worldwide. Health and education were two of the hardest hit sectors, with many hospitals and schools forced to temporarily suspend operations. By educating the public on the essentials of cybersecurity, Check Point aims to raise awareness of cybersecurity best practices and cyber hygiene.
In addition to providing practical tips for preventing cyberattacks, the Cyber Center also covers the history of cybersecurity since its inception. Exhibits and videos explore the evolution of cyber threats and the technological innovations that have helped combat them. The center also highlights the contributions of Check Point founders Gil Shwed and Marius Nacht, who are widely recognized as pioneers in the field of cybersecurity. Their vision and leadership helped shape the industry and made Check Point a global leader in providing cybersecurity solutions.
The Cyber Center is free and serves as an educational tool for students considering a career in the technology industry. With an estimated 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally, it is critical that the industry creates and sustains the talent pipeline.
Learn more: https://cybercenter.checkpoint.com/en/
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions for businesses and governments worldwide. Check Point Infinity’s portfolio of solutions protects businesses and public organizations against 5e generation-to-generation cyberattacks with an industry-leading capture rate of malware, ransomware and other threats. Infinity comprises four main pillars delivering uncompromising security and Generation V threat prevention in enterprise environments: Check Point Harmony, for remote users; Check Point CloudGuard, to automatically secure clouds; and Check Point Quantum, to protect network perimeters and data centers, all controlled by the industry’s most comprehensive and intuitive unified security management; Check Point Horizon, a prevention-focused security operations suite. Check Point protects more than 100,000 organizations of all sizes.