Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Israel Defence Forces are prepared for Cyberwarfare
Defense Professionals ^ | 02/04/2010 | Arnon Ben-Dror

Posted on 02/04/2010 7:28:11 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld

In a paper published by the head of the Military Intelligence Directorate, Major General Amos Yadlin of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), in the Intelligence Research Center Journal, described the development of cyberwarfare, computer attacks in the 21st century, and the capabilities required from armies to fight this medium successfully.

According to Maj. Gen. Yadlin, cyberwarfare is divided into three areas: intelligence gathering, defense and attack. "Anyone who is able to hack (personal computers, cell phones and internet) ends up knowing quite a lot. If you catch my drift," warned the Military Intelligence chief in the article.

"Just imagine the damage a single skilled hacker could cause if he penetrated the systems of the infrastructure, transportation and communications companies," continued Maj. Gen. Yadlin. Additionally he spoke of the attacks on government sites, banks and communications in Estonia following the crisis with Russia, which accused Russia of cyberwarfare; the attack on local networks during the war in Georgia, where Russia was also accused; and the attacks on computer networks in the U.S. and South Korea, where North Korea was blamed for penetrating into U.S and South Korean servers. None of the charges against the aggressor countries, stressed Yadlin, were verified even until now.

Maj. Gen. Yadlin, concerned about the potential defensive capabilities, stated: "Many people believe that defense must go hand in hand with intelligence gathering and attack. Cyber power gives the little guys the kind of ability that used to be confined to superpowers. Like unmanned aircraft, it's a use of force that can strike without regard for distance or duration, and without endangering fighters' lives."

(Excerpt) Read more at defpro.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: cyberspace; cyberwarfare; idf; israel

1 posted on 02/04/2010 7:28:11 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson