Israel Cyber Superpower | Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Israel Cyber Superpower | Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

The Washington Post commissioned me to photograph a story about Israel's developing cyber-city in the desert and about cyber-security in Israel. Read the story online

Author: Ellen Nakashima

Photo Editor: Nick Kirkpatrick

Photo caption: 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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Israel Cyber Superpower | Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Israel Cyber Superpower | Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Israel Cyber Superpower | Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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. 

Israel Cyber Superpower | Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park
Israel Cyber Superpower | Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park

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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | Deutsche Telekom labs
Israel Cyber Superpower | Deutsche Telekom labs

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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | Deutsche Telekom labs
Israel Cyber Superpower | Deutsche Telekom labs

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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park
Israel Cyber Superpower | Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park

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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | JVP Cyber Labs
Israel Cyber Superpower | JVP Cyber Labs

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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | JVP Cyber Labs
Israel Cyber Superpower | JVP Cyber Labs

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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | Coronet
Israel Cyber Superpower | Coronet

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 Cyber Superpower | Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park
Israel Cyber Superpower | Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park

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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | CyberGym
Israel Cyber Superpower | CyberGym

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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | CyberGym
Israel Cyber Superpower | CyberGym

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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | Israel Electric Corporation
Israel Cyber Superpower | Israel Electric Corporation

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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Israel Cyber Superpower | Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Israel Cyber Superpower | Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Israel Cyber Superpower | Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Israel Cyber Superpower | Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park
Israel Cyber Superpower | Deutsche Telekom labs
Israel Cyber Superpower | Deutsche Telekom labs
Israel Cyber Superpower | Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park
Israel Cyber Superpower | JVP Cyber Labs
Israel Cyber Superpower | JVP Cyber Labs
Israel Cyber Superpower | Coronet
Israel Cyber Superpower | Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park
Israel Cyber Superpower | CyberGym
Israel Cyber Superpower | CyberGym
Israel Cyber Superpower | Israel Electric Corporation
Israel Cyber Superpower | Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

The Washington Post commissioned me to photograph a story about Israel's developing cyber-city in the desert and about cyber-security in Israel. Read the story online

Author: Ellen Nakashima

Photo Editor: Nick Kirkpatrick

Photo caption: 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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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. 

Israel Cyber Superpower | Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park

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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | Deutsche Telekom labs

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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | Deutsche Telekom labs

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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park

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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | JVP Cyber Labs

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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | JVP Cyber Labs

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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | Coronet

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 Cyber Superpower | Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park

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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | CyberGym

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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | CyberGym

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.

Israel Cyber Superpower | Israel Electric Corporation

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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