The Objective: A Better IT Infrastructure than the Enemy's

The Intelligence and C4I Challenges Conference of Israel Defense in cooperation with Bynet Communication promotes discussion on the leading trends of the IT field

Bill Brennan, Lockheed Martin

The Intelligence and C4I Challenges Conference of Israel Defense in cooperation with Bynet Communication takes place in Zichron Yaakov, while in the background are the defense and security incidents in northern Israel. The treatment of these events is largely based on the IDF's IT infrastructure.

At the conference, Bynet, Cisco and Radware reviewed the leading trends in military IT. They were joined by Lockheed Martin, which reviewed trends in cyber world, including in the defense field.

Among the trends the conference deals with are cyber, virtualization, SDN and application-level changes. Ultimately, the battalion commander on the battlefield would like to use his application to achieve better operational results. If he will not have a better IT infrastructure than that of the enemy, he will be in a problem.

The conference is also taking place on the background of IDF's transition to the cloud and the move of IDF's technology units to southern Israel.

Alon Ben-Zur, CEO of Bynet said that the first phase of the IDF "training city" (the name given to the complex of training bases that will be built in the Negev) is about to be delivered soon to the army. In addition, Chen Azulay, VP of Sales of Bynet, said the company is also engaged in providing Cyber protection to the Ministry of Defense.

"Cyberspace will become an acute problem, also to the defense sector," said Roy Zisapel, CEO of Radware. "These are attacks that are constant, all the time. The period of limited attacks has passed. "

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