Israel May Create Elite Cyber Security Unit

The Israeli government is considering the possible creation of a counter-cyberterrorism unit.

“The proposed unit would supplement the efforts of Mossad and other agencies in fighting cyberespionage and denial of service attacks,” writes The Register’s John Leyden.

“Major General Isaac Ben-Israel, former head of the Defense Ministry’s administration for the development of weapons and technological infrastructure, the main candidate to lead Israel’s cyber-defenders, reportedly met with local and international experts for a brainstorming strategy development session late last year,” Leyden writes. “A report based on the outcome of the talks involving the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Herzliya-based Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) is due to presented to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sometime in the next few weeks.”

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