Israel leading in cyber technology, but also more vulnerable to attacks


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On the backdrop of Israel’s tenth annual cyber-tech conference, Ben Caspit speaks with Professor General (ret.) Itzhak Ben- Israel. Ben-Israel – a pioneer figure in the cyber technology sphere – tells how the country took it first steps in transforming technological know-how into civil and security uses. Still, Ben-Israel warns, ‘’Unlike most of our enemies in the Middle East, we are very much controlled by computers. Power production, water supply, transportation. You name it. Almost every system in Israel is controlled by computers.’’ For him, highly-developed countries are also more vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

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