Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu simulates Cyber Attack


Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged all nations to collaborate to fight growing cyber threats on critical infrastructure. Speaking at the cybersecurity conference in Tel Aviv, the 68-year old politician faked a cyber attack on the conference by a country from another side of Israel border. He told the attendees that their bank accounts and private conversations and information were being shared with the enemy.

And when everyone felt baffled by his statement, Netanyahu said that it was just a fake attack launched from behind the stage.

Benjamin said that the attack is not far-fetched and could take most sensitive systems of nations and bring down planes and fighter jets within no time if left ignored.

“One of the greatest challenges facing humanity is a cyber threat”, said Bibi (Mr. Netanyahu). He added that the challenge is an ever-present race and the outcome is not guaranteed unless we run ahead and stay ahead.

Israel is a good place when it comes to recognizing the value of cybersecurity. And the world admires the nation which exported over $3.8 billion worth cybersecurity services to the world in 2017.

They are 480 cybersecurity companies operating in Israel with 50 international R&D centers in the sector. When it comes to cyber research academic, Israel ranks at the top among the 10 and is said to have so far attracted $810 million investments in 2017.

Especially mentioning about the Beersheba Cyber Security Complex set up in the south of the country; Bibi said that the center was acting as a hub for academic, military and industry for defense simulations.

Netanyahu said that the National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) that operates in Beersheba manages to monitor events and block quite a bit of cyber attacks.

The Prime Minister feels that leaders of the nations should collaborate to fight digital terror spurn by some nations. Although he did not mention the names, his intentions were clearly pointing at Russia, China, and North Korea.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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