Senate to consider US-Israel Cybersecurity Center

The act, presented before Senate on Wednesday, is a bipartisan legislation meant to promote joint US-Israeli hi-tech security cooperation.

July 31, 2019 12:03
Cyber hacking

Cyber hacking (illustrative). (photo credit: INGIMAGE)

Nevada Democratic Senator Jacky Rosen will introduce the US-Israel Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Act on Wednesday alongside Republican South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds. The act recommends that the State Department examine the potential benefit of creating a joint American-Israeli cybersecurity center.

Rosen, who is a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, said that Israel is “our closest ally in the Middle East” and that this is a “much needed step." She called Israel a center for new and emerging cybersecurity technologies.  
Similarly, Rounds called the Jewish state a "world leader" in the field and said such a move could improve American offensive and defensive cyber abilities, which he deemed a "top priority."

Currently, there is already a joint US-Israeli center that deals with issues of water and energy.

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