Israel is striving to become a world leader in the development of cyber
capabilities, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Wednesday just days after the
IDF revealed that it uses cyber space to conduct offensive military
As reported on Sunday in The Jerusalem Post, the IDF revealed
that its Operations Directorate recently drafted a document describing and
defining the purpose and use of cyberwarfare for the Israeli military.
the document, the military officially admitted to engaging in cyberwarfare for
offensive purposes. The admission came a week after the “Flame” virus was
discovered to have attacked Iran, widely presumed to have been developed by
“Israel is working to be a world leader in cyber capabilities –
in the defense establishment and in the civil sector,” Barak said at conference
on cyberwarfare at Tel Aviv University. He said that Military Intelligence was
responsible for the military’s cyber capabilities.