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February 17, 2016 10:27 am

Senior IDF Officer: New Cyber Security Division ‘More Important Than Commando Brigades’

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Israel Prime Minister's Office establishes new National Cyber Bureau. Photo: IDF

Israel Army computer operators. The IDF established a cyber division whose responsibilities will be to defend against cyberattacks on vital Israeli infrastructure. Photo: IDF

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot’s decision to establish a cyber division by to was described as “more important than the merger of the Technology-Logistics Directorate with the ground forces, or the establishment of the ‘Commando Brigades'” by a high-ranking IDF officer.

According to him, the division is already starting to take shape in the form of eight special cyber units whose responsibilities will be to defend against cyberattacks on vital Israeli infrastructure such as water, electricity, banking, cellular networks, and more.

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