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Israeli missile boats modified to repel naval cyber ‘intrusions’ by foreign military vessels


Israel’s Navy is equipping its missile boats with crews & electronics that will safeguard the country’s shores from probing cyber encroachments.

By Udi Etsion

Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov has recently arrived at the shores of Syria accompanied by its companion vessels. The ships are in the area as a deterrent measure, but also in order to collect intelligence via electronic means. As a response, the Israeli Navy has upgraded its cyber warfare capabilities, placing special crews onto its missile boats.

Russia's Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier - Wikimedia Commons/Mil.ru.

Russia’s Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier – Wikimedia Commons/Mil.ru.

“The (fight) isn’t just with the possibility of infiltration into your systems – you need to ensure that if there is an infiltration, the infiltrator won’t be able to cause damage or collect critical intelligence and will be identified quickly,” said an IDF cyber warfare official.Cyber

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WSJ report thinks Israel spied on hotels which hosted P5+1 nuclear talks



Cybersecurity experts believe that Israel is most likely the party responsible for a wave of espionage targeting hotels used by negotiators in the P5+1-Iran nuclear talks, The Wall Street Journal is reporting on Wednesday.

Cyber hackers [illustrative] – Photo: REUTERS

According to counterhacking experts quoted by the Journal, analysts at a cybersecurity firm discovered traces of a viral software that is widely believed to have been used by Israel in the past to conduct sophisticated digital espionage.

The company, Kaspersky Lab ZAO, conducted an investigation which revealed that it had been targeted by an “improved version” of Duqu, a spyware that American officials believe has been used by Israel in the past to hack into computer systems. Continue Reading »

PayPal acquires Israeli cybersecurity firm, creating local hub in Jewish state

Details of the acquisition were not publicized, but some reports this week said PayPal, which is being spun off by online giant eBay, was paying $60 million for the Israeli CyActive.

By i24news


Online payments group PayPal announced Tuesday it was acquiring Israeli cybersecurity firm CyActive and establishing a new security hub in Israel.

PayPal [illustration] – Photo: Eric Piermont /AFP/Archives

The terms of the deal were not announced, but some reports this week said PayPal, which is being spun off by online giant eBay, was paying $60 million for CyActive.

“Our goal is to extend our global security leadership, and bolster our efforts in predictive threat detection and prevention,” said PayPal chief technology officer James Barrese in a blog post.

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Developer of Iron Dome is now developing system to counter cyber attacks on Israel

Father of Iron Dome, Danny Gold & Isaac Ben-Israel are developing a cyber-system that will be able to detect, target then attack hackers.

The project, expected to cost several hundreds of millions of shekels, will be funded by the Israel’s Defense Ministry.

By Assaf Gilad


Danny Gold, who initiated and led the Iron Dome project during his tenure as head of the Israel Defense Forces’ research and development division, is currently promoting a new project for the establishment of a national defense system against cyber-attacks, Calcalist has learned.

Maj. Gen. (res.) Isaac Ben-Israel (Be'er Sheva Municipality Spokesperson's office)

Maj. Gen. (res.) Isaac Ben-Israel – Be’er Sheva Municipality Spokesperson’s office

Gold, who serves today as chairman of the National Cyber Committee at the National Council for Research and Development, is working on the project in conjunction with the National Cyber Bureau, headed by

The project is expected to be implemented within the next three years, at a cost of hundreds of millions of shekels, with the Defense Ministry to foot the bill. Continue Reading »

Little Israel Boasts Cyber Exports 2nd Only to United States

The Jewish state has developed a global influence in cyber-related innovations & industries that far out-steps its tiny size.

By Israel Today Staff


Israel in 2013 boasted $3 billion in cyber-related exports, more than all other nations in the world combined outside of the United States.


Israeli experts in the field told the annual Herzliya Conference earlier this month that the Jewish state’s cyber exports represent some 5 percent of the entire global market, and that the figure could easily reach 10 percent in the next five years.

Other figures of interest include the fact that 11 percent of all global cyber-related investments come to Israel, and that 14.5 percent of all cyber firms worldwide that received funding in 2013 were Israeli-owned. Continue Reading »