Israel’s cybersecurity sector is world leading with giants such as Check Point and CyberArk as well as more recent start-ups such as GuardiCore and Fireglass. It attracted more than $680 million in funding in 2016, which amounts to some 15 percent of capital raised for the sector globally. The field is fed by graduates from the Israeli military and the intelligence services, particularly the famed cyber unit 8200, and produced 83 start-ups last year alone. Check Point, among others, is listed on the NASDAQ and is the Israeli company with the highest market capitalization on the index: $17.8 billion.

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