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Israel’s PM Establishes National Civilian Cyber-Defense Authority

After major hacking attempt during Gaza war to crash  non-governmental websites, Netanyahu makes historic move to protect civilians – not only the gov’t – from intrusive cyber warfare.

By Tova Dvorin


In a landmark decision Sunday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced the establishment of a National Authority for Cyber Defense.

Cyber security – Reuters

The new authority will be headed by Dr. Eviatar Mattaniah, head of the cyber-defense staff, and will be responsible for the protection of Israeli civilians against cyber attacks.

Netanyahu’s decision takes the already extensive work and thorough preparation to protect Israel’s cyberspace against terror several steps further, drafting leading experts in the field to coordinate and lead the entire Israeli cyber-defense team. Continue Reading »