Trump’s homeland security adviser announces cyber security partnership with Israel

U.S. President Donald Trump’s Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert announced on Monday that his country and Israel are launching a new cyber security partnership. Bossert explained that the partnership will focus on “stopping adversaries in networks and identifying ways to hold bad actors responsible.”
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According to U.S. President Donald Trump’s Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert, America and Israel have entered a new cyber security pact. Bossert made this announcement during this year’s Cyber Week at Tel Aviv University.

“I announce today the commencement of an Israeli-US bilateral cyber working group,” Bossert said, adding that the team will focus on various cyber issues such as critical infrastructure and advanced research and development. Bossert explained that the partnership will also concentrate on “stopping adversaries in networks and identifying ways to hold bad actors responsible.”

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Earlier today, JOL reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at the annual conference as well. “A few years ago I decided to establish Israel as one of the five leading cyber powers in the world and I think by all accounts, we’re there,” he said. “But, the jury in cyber security is always out. And it's a constant challenge.”

“At any given moment, including right now, there are probably three to five attacks on the national level that emanate from various sources - the usual suspects and a few others,” Netanyahu added. “The prominence of Israel in the technological field and in the cyber field have made Israeli companies very, very attractive.”



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