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Spymaster sees Israel as world cyberwar leader




Spymaster sees Israel as world cyberwar leader
Spymaster sees Israel as world cyberwar leader



http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5BE30920091215 

By Dan Williams
TEL AVIV
Reuters
Dec 15, 2009

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel is using its civilian technological advances 
to enhance cyberwarfare capabilities, the senior Israeli spymaster said 
on Tuesday in a rare public disclosure about the secret program.

Using computer networks for espionage -- by hacking into databases -- or 
to carry out sabotage through so-called "malicious software" planted in 
sensitive control systems has been quietly weighed in Israel against 
arch-foes like Iran.

In a policy address, Major-General Amos Yadlin, chief of military 
intelligence, listed vulnerability to hacking among national threats 
that also included the Iranian nuclear project, Syria and Islamist 
guerrillas along the Jewish state's borders.

Yadlin said Israeli armed forces had the means to provide network 
security and launch cyber attacks of their own.

"I would like to point out in this esteemed forum that the cyberwarfare 
field fits well with the state of Israel's defense doctrine," he told 
the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), a Tel Aviv 
University think tank.

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