If it seems to you like a hot new cybersecurity company springs out of Israel every week, you’re not far off. Israel is now the world’s second-largest exporter of cybersecurity products and services–second only to the US–with exports that grew from $3 billion to $6 billion in just a few years. The secret to its success: military experience. While the technology varies, many if not most of the newest companies have one thing in common: they were founded by veterans of the Israel Defense Force’s (IDF) elite cyberintelligence Unit 8200.
“Last year, there were 16 Israeli companies on the Cybersecurity 500 list of the world’s