David Vaaknin

Commissions / Israel Cyber Superpower for The Washington Post

Commission for The Washington Post

Author: Ellen Nakashima

Photo Editor: Nick Kirkpatrick


Photos for a story about Israel's developing cyber-city in the Negev desert, and about cyber-security in Israel. Read the story online

A student is seen talking on her mobile phone at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheva southern Israel
A student is seen talking on her mobile phone at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in the city of Beersheva, southern Israel, on March 9, 2016.
A student walks up the stairs inside the Alon Building for Hi-Tech at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheva southern Israel
A student walks up the stairs inside the Alon Building for Hi-Tech at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in the city of Beersheva, southern Israel, on March 9, 2016.
President of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Professor Rivka Carmi
President of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Prof. Rivka Carmi, poses for a portrait by her office at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in the city of Beersheva, southern Israel, on March 9, 2016.
People are silhouetted as they walk along a shaded walkway connecting the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park in Beersheva southern Israel
People are silhouetted as they walk along a shaded walkway connecting the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park via a bridge built in the shape of a double helix, in the city of Beersheva, southern Israel on March 9, 2016.
A tumbleweed sits on a partially constructed sidewalk at Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park Beersheva southern Israel
A tumbleweed sits on a partially constructed sidewalk at Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park, in the city of Beersheva, southern Israel, on March 9, 2016.
An Israeli employee of CyberGym who is an ethical hacker is seen as he operates computers at the hacker room of CyberGym in Hadera Israel
An Israeli employee of CyberGym who is an ethical hacker is seen as he operates computers at the hacker room of CyberGym, a cyber training facility where IT and infrastructure company employees train to defend against cyber attacks, in the city of Hadera, Israel, on March 13, 2016.
A sign greets visitors to CyberGym a cyber training facility where IT and infrastructure company employees train to defend against cyber attacks in Hadera Israel
A sign greets visitors to CyberGym, a cyber training facility where IT and infrastructure company employees train to defend against cyber attacks, in the city of Hadera, Israel, on March 13, 2016.
A view of the city of Beersheva is seen through the windows of a building at Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park in Beersheva southern Israel
A view of the city of Beersheva is seen through the windows of a building at Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park, in the city of Beersheva, southern Israel, on March 9, 2016.
An employee works on a computer in Deutsche Telekom labs at Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park in Beersheva southern Israel
An employee works on a computer in Deutsche Telekom labs, at Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park, in the city of Beersheva, southern Israel, on March 9, 2016.
Employees are seen inside Deutsche Telekom labs at Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park in Beersheva, southern Israel
Employees are seen inside Deutsche Telekom labs, at Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park, in the city of Beersheva, southern Israel, on March 9, 2016.
A general view a bridge built in the shape of a double helix connecting the Ben-Gurion University to Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park in Beersheva Israel
A general view a bridge built in the shape of a double helix connecting the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (background right) to Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park, in the city of Beersheva, southern Israel, on March 9, 2016.
An employee works on a computer in JVP Cyber Labs at Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park in Beersheva southern Israel
An employee works on a computer in JVP Cyber Labs, at Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park, in the city of Beersheva, southern Israel, on March 9, 2016.
VP Marketing & Business Development at Secret Double Octopus Amit Rahav poses for a portrait in JVP Cyber Labs at Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park in Beersheva Israel
VP Marketing & Business Development at Secret Double Octopus, Amit Rahav, poses for a portrait in JVP Cyber Labs, at Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park, in the city of Beersheva, southern Israel, on March 9, 2016.
An employee works on a computer in Coronet office at Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park in Beersheva southern Israel
An employee works on a computer in Coronet office at Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park, in the city of Beersheva, southern Israel, on March 9, 2016.
Israel Electric Corporation cyber security center in Haifa northern Israel
Employees work on computers, as a world map shows cyber attacks (represented by a fire icon) which are aimed against the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC), the main supplier of electrical power in Israel, at the Israel Electric Corporation cyber security center, in the city of Haifa, northern Israel, on March 13, 2016.
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