Netanyahu: We're building a digital Iron Dome

Speaking at opening of new initiative to train youth in cyberwarfare, PM says Israel's systems under attack from Iran.

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January 1, 2013 15:04
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Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks to students

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu speaks to students 370. (photo credit: GPO)

 
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Israel is building a “digital Iron Dome,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Monday at the opening ceremony of a new national program to train young people for cyber warfare.

“Israel’s vital systems are under attack from Iran and other elements. This will only increase as we enter the digital age,” Netanyahu stressed, speaking at the Ashkelon Academic College.

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“We are bolstering our ability to deal with these threats via the Israel National Cyber Bureau (INCB) that we established,” he added.

The new program, known as “Magshimim Le’umit,” is three years long and is aimed at outstanding pupils aged 16-18 from the periphery.

“To the outstanding pupils that are studying in the special program, I say: ‘You are the future interceptors for the State of Israel.’ We are one of the world’s leaders in the field of cybernetics, and we must maintain this position. Therefore, we will continue to cultivate the generation of the future,” the prime minister declared.

Also speaking at the event was INCB head Dr. Eviatar Matania, who said Israel needed and intended to improve its methods of operation.

“This program is an example of the actions that we are advancing in the field of cybernetics in order to develop the high-quality human capital in the State of Israel,” Matania said.

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