IDF to establish new cyber arm

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot appoints a team dedicated to improving the effectiveness of the army’s cyber operations. The team is headed by Col. Hertzi Levy, a senior officer in Military Intelligence.

Eisenkot decided to establish the military’s new cyber arm as a unified body that would be able to lead all operative activity in the field of cyber defense. The new branch will be established in two years’ time and will initially operate alongside the Signal Intelligence (Sigint) division of Military Intelligence.

“The IDF must act in all theaters of war and this includes the cyber theater, which is becoming more significant by the day. Establishing the cyber branch will enable the IDF to act in the best way possible in these theaters and to express the human and technological prowess already available in the State of Israel,” adds Eisenkot.

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)
IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

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