Amid 'significant rise' in cyber-attacks on army systems, Computer Services Directorate sets up special war room to detect hacking attempts, launch counter attack.
Although it is impossible to be prepared for every possibility - since new types of attacks are being created all the time - the IDF is “reasonably ready” to meet and defeat an attack by hackers.
Israeli systems are attacked thousands of
times a day, and hackers from all over the world - including
Head of the IDF's information technology department said that the IDF was confident that even if attacked, hackers would not succeed in taking over or closing down computer systems. In recent months the IDF completed establishment of a special army anti-hacking unit, where soldiers are trained to identify and prevent an attack before it can do any damage.
The new war room will be manned 24 hours a day by some 20 soldiers who graduated from the IDF Cyber Shield course. The war room will allow the IDF to monitor and respond to any hacking attempt at all levels - from tank computers to the IDF chief of staff's personal computer.
The information technology unit was initially established about ten years ago in order to ensure proper security levels for computers in the IDF and other security organizations and to provide encryption for important information, and to ensure smooth running of the IDF electronic data systems.
A group of PA attacked an Israeli Nahal Haredi military position at Einav with gunfire and fire bombs after last Wednesday. In the firefight that followed, two raiders were killed. It was the first organized armed attack the PA has staged on an Israeli military post inside the Green Line in eight years.
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
They say “People
learn from their own mistakes” and “A smart person learns from mistakes of
others”. Stupid ones are unable to learn even after making obvious mistake many
times. Old guards of political leadership of
Iraqi cities hit by wave of mosque bombings. Four
car bombs went off near Shia mosques across the Iraqi capital, leaving at least
14 people dead and 35 wounded. In
Israeli Energy Revolution Begins
The first gas from
The UN refugee agency criticized
Minister of Economy and Trade, Naftali Bennett, Chairman of the Bayit
Yehudi party, wrote: "Last week I took part
in the events in honor of President Obama and I even got to talk to him," Bennett
wrote. "The general atmosphere reminded me of the
The West has initiated an arms embargo against the
Syrian rebels fighting Bashar Assad since discovering that some of the weapons
are being resold to al Qaeda for its conquest of southern Syrian and takeover
of positions on the Jordanian and
In a column published Wednesday, Ha'aretz
writer Amira Hass, who lives in the PA city of
A PA resident, Anas Ismail, 29, of Salfit, near Nablus, was found guilty of “libel and slander” for clicking “Like” on a Facebook status criticizing a PA official and sentenced to six months in prison on the same day as another PA court in Bethlehem sentenced a journalist to one year in prison for sharing a photo on Facebook that compared PA President Mahmoud Abbas to a villain. (As usual, the international press found it not news worthy)
Why is King Abdullah is ‘In charge’ of
The illegitimate PA leader Mahmoud Abbas and
During the war (WWII) many Jews had their homes
confiscated, ostensibly for failing to pay taxes. City officials continued
trying to collect taxes from survivors for years after the war. Last year the
Dutch government made headlines with its ongoing refusal to apologize for the
apathy that the Dutch government-in-exile demonstrated toward the roundup and murder
of most of the country’s Jews during the Holocaust. (During the WW2 there
were not many decent people in
Ancient Jewish Synagogue Burned in
Jobar Synagogue of
Hamas movement ruling the Gaza
Strip will bar men from teaching at girls' schools and mandate separate classes
for boys and girls from the age of nine. Hamas parliamentarians in
Quote(s) of the Week:
"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." - Ecclesiastes 10:2
by Dan Calic
It has been said doing the same thing repeatedly yet expecting different results is one definition of insanity. One can make a case this applies to the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Since this attempt at Israel's destruction (during the Independence war) there have been numerous wars, two intifadas, thousands of Israeli victims of terror attacks and a host of terror organizations birthed, all with a singular goal - the destruction of Israel.
Yet the Left would have us believe two states for two peoples is the only answer which can bring a lasting peace to the decades old conflict. However, there is a major problem. Sixty-five years after rejecting a two-state solution (in 1947), the Arabs have yet to change their mind. They still refuse to accept it.
It's not that they don't want their own state. They certainly do. However, if accepting the existence of Israel as a Jewish state is a requirement in order for them to have their own, they prefer to remain stateless…
A 2012 poll jointly conducted by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion and American Pollster Stanley Greenberg contained the following results:
61% of Arabs/Palestinians do not accept two states for two peoples
66% would accept two states only as a first step toward one Arab-Palestinian state
92% said Jerusalem must be the capital of Palestine only
Other polls have produced similar findings. These views reflect a belief that all the land Israel sits upon belongs to the Arabs. Why? They controlled it several hundred years ago, therefore it belongs to them forever. The Jews are seen as "occupiers."
However, there is a fundamental flaw with this presumption. If you look back in history, is it fair to stop several hundred years ago, simply because it suits their agenda? If we are going to use 'historical connection' to make a case, why can't the Jews point to theirs, which predates the Muslims by well over 2000 years? (It is not rocket science, but self-hating Jews are still unable to face facts and stand up for Jewish self-determination in Eretz-Israel, as true Zaonists did in the past!)
“Apparently Israel wants a third intifada,” Abbas said after Israel used lethal force against stone-throwing demonstrators and several rocket attacks from Gaza. “They want to avoid fulfilling their obligations. They are apparently not interested, as a matter of principle, in any step toward peace.” Meanwhile, members of Fatah’s armed wing, the Aksa Martyrs Brigades, told reporters in Hebron that they are waiting for a “green light” from Abbas to “respond to Israeli crimes.”