Israel launches cyber-warfare programme

Jerusalem, Jan 2 (IANS) Israel will train teenagers on cyber-warfare to prepare them for their future role in the military and intelligence community.

"The threat of cyber attacks against Israel comes from Iran and other elements," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the launch of the cyber-warfare programme.

"Our vital systems are targets for attack, and this will only increase as we enter the digital age.

"We are bolstering our ability to deal with these threats and are building a digital Iron Dome," he said at Ashkelon.

The Israel National Cyber Bureau will run the three-year programme to develop expertise in cybernetics and computers among outstanding high school students, Xinhua reported.

Cyber security has become a national priority in Israel, with significant resources being invested in protecting the military and civilian computing networks.


Updated Date: Jan 02, 2013 01:30 AM

Also Watch

Watch: Firstpost test rides the new Thunderbird 500X in Goa and walks you through the Royal Enfield Garage Cafe
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Varun Dhawan on Shoojit Sircar's October, 5-star reviews and working with Anushka Sharma in Sui Dhaaga
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 Ambedkar Jayanti: Re-visiting Babasaheb's ideals exposes fake Dalit politics of Rahul Gandhi and Congress
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See