Israel has launched a new defense center termed a “nerve center for defense” that will focus solely on heading off cyberattacks.
“Few countries have this kind of ability,” one Israeli defense official said, in a report from United Press International. “This is a part of the Israel Defense Force’s readiness to ensure continuity of conventional operations. This continuity is based on cyber-security.”
The center will be manned around-the-clock by 20 Israeli soldiers, UPI reports.
It will link into information from the Israeli Tehila system — the Government Infrastructure in the Internet Era — and from the Israel Security Agency’s Information Security Authority that oversees the nation’s energy infrastructure, UPI reported.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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