At The Cyber Warfare Conference held at the University of Tel Aviv, Minister of "Defense" Ehud Barak revealed that the security services are going to upgrade "Israel's" capabilities in the field of electronic warfare and information, and put it in to the front of global progress. Ways to secure security and civil computerized systems from cyber attacks were the core subject of the cyber conference held today for the second year in a row at the University of Tel Aviv.
"Defense" Minister Ehud Barak opened the conference, saying that the countries of the free world are facing threats in this area by hostile states and "terrorist" organizations. Minister Barak also stressed that the security services in "Israel" are going to boost their capabilities to fight cyber attacks, and the necessary mechanisms to deal with these threats are not yet updated.
Netanyahu warns from a Nuclear Iran
"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned again in an interview with the German newspaper "Bild" from Tehran's possession of nuclear weapons. On the peace process in the region, Netanyahu affirmed his readiness to go to Ramallah at any time to resume talks with the Palestinians, noting that the Palestinian leadership refuses to resume negotiations, and refuses to recognize "Israel" as the homeland of the Jewish people. He called on Palestinians to take advantage of the current opportunity to resume the negotiations, stressing that he is serious in his endeavors to reach an agreement to end the conflict and ensure the security of the State of "Israel" in the same time.
The "Israeli" representative in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Ehud Azoulay cautioned that Iran is advancing rapidly towards achieving a nuclear capability. At a hearing session held by the Board of Trustees of the Agency, Azoulay said that Iran is pursuing a strategy of concealment, deception and disinformation. For his part, the United States representative at the International Agency, Robert Wood, said Iran has recently accelerated the process of extracting low-grade enriched uranium, indicating that the amount Tehran possesses is now sufficient to produce several nuclear bombs, in case of continuing the enrichment process.
The Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal warned that the Iranian nuclear project increases the tension in the Middle East, and represents a continuous threat to the region. At the conference of the foreign ministers of the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Center), the Saudi minister called on Tehran to change its policy, and to reverse its decision to move forward in the development of its project nuclear.
Uzi Arad, Cyber Domain's independency is positive
"It's good that the cyber domain is set up in the right place where it should exist; because it is still not clear how "Israel's" national security will be affected by that. The must-dos are not clear, so as the must-not-do, for the security world has changed and there is a need to change the old methods, "said Uzi Arad in his speech during the 2nd International Cyber Conference of the Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security.
"The cyber domain develops so rapidly, like no other domain", Arad added. "It is in constant development and there's no time to recognize what's going on and respond. We should work non-stop to catch up with these rapid upgrades, and they haven't realized the importance of this yet".
Earlier today, "Israel's" Minister of "Defense" Ehud Barak spoke during the cyber conference. In his speech, Barak said that the free world is facing threats in this area by hostile states and "terrorist" organizations, and hasn't yet developed the mechanisms necessary to create the required response, as there is no successful global cooperation. "We are striving to bring "Israel" to the front of global progress in the cyber field, both as a defense system as well as in its other meanings," he added.
Yitzhak Ben Yisrael, head of Yuval Ne'eman Workshop, said, "Today it marks the 45th anniversary of the 6-day war. Perhaps, historians will consider this war as the last war of the old generation before the cyber wars of the new one."
Source: Hebrew News, Translated by moqawama.org