On Tuesday, Shin Bet Director Nadav Argaman said that his agency has thwarted cyberattacks against Israeli targets over the past year. “We, as an organization, have very significant cyber capabilities, both defensive and offensive,” he added.







Nadav Argaman

Nadav Argaman Photo Credit: Hillel Maeir/TPS

Shin Bet Director Nadav Argaman revealed on Tuesday that his agency has foiled cyberattacks against Israeli systems from various sources around the world in the past year. Speaking to reporters at the Cybertech 2018 conference, Argaman elaborated on Israel’s cyber activities and explained how they have become an integral part of the agency’s process of thwarting terror attacks.

“Israel is one of the leading cyber powers in the world,” he stated, “We [Israel] are of course working with the intelligence services and security establishments around the world. We, as an organization, have very significant cyber capabilities, both defensive and offensive.”

“In the past year, we’ve foiled cyberattacks against Israeli systems from all over the world,” he added. “Today, cyber is a main tool for us in our daily work of thwarting terrorism.”

Argaman also talked about the Shin Bet recruitment process, saying that his agency seeks the country’s “best minds” and people who are looking for a challenge and committed to serving the State of Israel.