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Communications minister: Israel seeking to set up ‘Iron Dome’ against cyber attacks

Communications Minister Yoaz Hendel in Modi'in, December 5, 2021. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
Communications Minister Yoaz Hendel in Modi'in, December 5, 2021. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

Communications Minister Yoaz Hendel says Israel is seeking to set up an “Iron Dome”-like system to protect against cyber attacks, given a wave of hacking attempts targeting government websites.

“We are trying to put the right standard on communications companies in order to protect Israel and create a kind of ‘Iron Dome’ from cyber security attacks. We suffer from thousands of cyber attacks every year,” Hendel says at a press conference, according to Reuters.

“Communications networks are an attractive target for cyber attacks by hostile elements,” he says, noting how such attacks can cause the leaking of Israelis’ private information.

Hendel’s office has ordered communications firms to increase the cybersecurity measures they employ, implementing a new series of unified standards that they all will have to meet, Reuters reports

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