Seminar Summary: Enhancing Cybersecurity – The Role of Innovation Ecosystems

This document summarizes the conversations from the seminar “Enhancing Cybersecurity – The Role of Innovation Ecosystems” that took place on February 13th 2019 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The goal of the Seminar was to advance participants’ knowledge of innovation ecosystems for innovation in cybersecurity. Its approach was to emphasize the growing agglomeration of innovation-driven enterprises creating innovative solutions, and the tightly-coupled interdependencies in these hubs of entrepreneurs, governments, risk-capital, universities and large corporations.

The Seminar was organized by the MIT Innovation Initiative (MITii), the Federmann Cyber Security Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HCSRC), Israel’s National Cyber Directorate (INCD), the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), and the UK Science & Innovation Network.