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The heads of the NATO member states on Monday in Brussels. Photo: Jacques Witt/Pool ABACAPRESS.COM 

NATO increases efforts to eliminate cybercrime

At a summit held the day after that of the G7, it was decided to adopt a comprehensive new policy on the issue, and discussions were held regarding the invocation of NATO's Article 5, under which the alliance treats an attack on one member state as an attack on all  

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan attends the NATO summit in Brussels on June 14. Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool via REUTERS

President Erdogan and the syndrome of neglect: after years of hyperactivity, the Turkish leader is completely isolated

Commentary:  Turkey has been sidelined because of the adventurism of its president, following a decade of reckless and counterproductive political and military moves. Erdogan will find it difficult to break the isolation without a clear change of course towards a more moderate approach in domestic policy and a rapprochement with the West in foreign policy

The G-7 leaders meeting in Cornwall on Sunday. Photo: REUTERS/Phil Noble/Pool

G7 leaders unite against Russian ransomware attacks 

In the joint statement issued at the end of the summit, the leaders of the seven wealthiest countries in the world demanded Russia to identify and disrupt ransomware criminal networks operating from within its borders, and hold those networks accountable for their actions

Photo courtesy of Ametrine

Ametrine Technologies - Advanced Camouflage for the Modern Battlefield

Ametrine Technologies develops solutions for camouflage from thermal and night vision sensors. "We estimate that within a decade, all soldiers and platforms on the battlefield will be equipped with some form of multi-spectral camouflage," said Amiram Levinberg, co-founder of JAL Ventures and chairman of Ametrine. This article is sponsored by Ametrine Technologies

The prime minister of Italy, Mario Draghi. Photo: REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Italy establishes national cyber agency

PM Draghi warned that the level of Russian interference online "has become truly alarming", while the Minister of Innovation said that 95% of public administration servers do not have adequate protection


Iranian warships on way to Venezuela

Two ships from the Iranian Navy are sailing in the Atlantic Ocean in the direction of Venezuela carrying oil and possibly weapons and military equipment 

President Joe Biden walks through an Honor Guard Cordon at the conclusion of the Coast Guard Academy Commencement on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at the Coast Guard Academy Cadet Memorial Field in New London, Connecticut. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden against ransomware: increased threat in the short term, great potential for the future

Commentary: The White House has formulated a four-stage plan for dealing with ransomware attacks that could potentially be an effective means of dealing with the global problem, writes Ram Levi, founder and CEO of Konfidas  

Screenshot of the closing session from the OECD conference website 

Annual cyber conference of OECD, led by Israel, comes to an end

In the closing session, the heads of cyber agencies from around the world presented the cyber policies of their countries and expressed their desire to promote multinational cybersecurity cooperation. Israel's Yigal Unna said the ability to become more secure depends directly on the ability of the agencies to work together   

Erez Tsur (R), President of Carbyne, and Adi Dulberg, IAI-ELTA VP and GM Intelligence, Communications and EW Division. Photo: IAI

IAI, Carbyne introduce '911 Ultra-EN' emergency communications network

The two companies roll out an autonomous communications platform that enables first responders and civilians to stay connected to each other under circumstances such as blackouts and natural disasters  

A hydrogen-powered boat sails from Amsterdam's harbor in April 2019. Photo: REUTERS/Eva Plevier

Hydrogen could be a key player in the recovery and resilience plan  

Commentary: Various countries are launching plans to recover from the pandemic and accelerate development and modernization. These initiatives include projects for the production of "green" hydrogen that are expected to reduce pollution and thus positively effect the economy, environment and climate in the coming years 

A Protector-class vessel. Photo: U.S. Coast Guard / Petty Officer Corinne Zilnicki

Lebanese Navy to receive seven offshore patrol vessels

France will deliver four frigates and the U.S. will supply three Protector-class patrol boats. The Lebanese Navy currently only has seven operational patrol vessels, according to military officials 

The ballistic missile interception test last week. Photo: U.S. Navy

During exercise, US Navy intercepts missile in space 

The test was carried out as part of the Shield 2021 exercise with the participation of 15 ships and planes from various countries. There was also a scenario of tracking both enemy planes and missile threats at the same time

Screenshot from the conference. Clockwise from R to L: moderator Audrey Plonk, Head of the Digital Economy Policy Division of the OECD; Mathias Cormann, OECD Secretary General; Yigal Unna, Director General of the Israel National Cyber Directorate; and Haim Assaraf, Israel's ambassador to the OECD.     

Israel hosts OECD's annual cyber conference for first time 

The three-day online conference whose theme is "Local challenges, global solutions" started today. The secretary general of the organization said the vulnerability most exploited by cyberattackers is lack of cooperation  

One of the infiltrators who was captured. Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit

Commentary: Infiltrators from Lebanon travel around in Israel for almost an entire day. Will they be used for terrorist attacks? 

Two infiltrators entered Israel from Lebanon and stayed for almost a day without the military knowing where they were. The next time it happens, it could end in a terrorist attack or espionage. It appears that Hezbollah found a legitimate way to test the IDF's blind spots on the border 

CEO Sivan Rauscher (C), CTO Eilon Lotem (L), and Vice Chairman Shmuel Chafets, the co-founders of SAM. Photo: Tomer Rotenberg

Israel's SAM Seamless Network closes $20 million funding round 

The company that provides a software solution to protect unmanaged networks and IoT devices is planning to use the funds to recruit new workers and expand its technology to the world of 5G 

A rendering of Dynetics' Enduring Shield solution for the U.S. Army's Indirect Fires Protection Capability program. While a physical system exists, photographs are not approved for public release. (Courtesy of Dynetics)

Rafael and Raytheon in US missile interception competition with Dynetics

Rafael's competitor Dynetics demonstrated its Enduring Shield launcher, while Rafael and Raytheon demonstrated Iron Dome 

An Iranian warship in the Gulf of Oman last year. Photo: SalmanPix/ABACAPRESS.COM via REUTERS

Report: Iranian ships on way to Venezuela

The Americans are closely monitoring an Iranian frigate and oil tanker converted into a helicopter carrier that were discovered off the west coast of Africa. The Iranian Foreign Ministry says Iran is entitled to the right to be present in international waters 

Yamina party leader Naftali Bennett (L) and Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid. Photo: REUTERS/Ammar Awad/Amir Cohen

With the next possible solution to the political crisis in Israel, are the prospects for peace in the Middle East getting closer?

Commentary:  The new Israeli government will face a reality that was unimaginable only a few years ago. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has become marginalized after having been the center of gravity of Middle East dynamics for seventy years, and the majority of political players are now committed to seeking new models of cooperation and peaceful coexistence

An image from the malicious email, as published on the Microsoft website 

US announces it succeeded in stopping cyberattack against USAID 

According to Microsoft, the Russian group Nobelium, which was responsible for the attack on SolarWinds last year, is behind the attack. The White House also accuses Russia of carrying out the attack against meat processing company JBS   

VIPs including CyberArk CEO Udi Mokady (C) and Beer Sheba Mayor Ruvik Danilovich (2nd from R) at the opening of the center. Photo: Diego Mitelberg  

CyberArk inaugurates new R&D center in Beer Sheba

The identity security company joins the thriving ecosystem of government agencies, academia, and industry in the capital of the Negev

Firefighters fight a forest fire in the Brazilian Amazon in August 2020. Photo: Mayke Toscano / Secom MT / Latin America News Agency via Reuters

The dangers of deforestation for our planet

Commentary: In recent years, the area of tropical rainforests has decreased at an alarming rate. Strengthening of global cooperation and restoring degraded and damaged forests have become a major focus of international relations, with the survival of forests closely related to the sustainability of the earth's ecology

A demonstration in support of the Uyghurs in Washington, D.C., in May. Photo: REUTERS/Leah Millis

Kaspersky, Check Point uncover new cyberattack against Uyghur minority 

After a year-long investigation, the IT security giants published a report revealing that the attackers tried to install spyware in order to collect information. Meanwhile, the BBC reported that sophisticated AI-powered cameras have been installed at police stations in Xinjiang  

Courtesy of Zoom

Zoom expands protection of user privacy 

The new features are intended to improve the user experience while strengthening the security network, including notifications while registering for a meeting, messages regarding meetings, support while moving around, and more 

A Thai police officer stands guard behind bags of methamphetamine pills during a ceremony for the destruction of confiscated narcotics in June 2016. Photo: REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

The drug market between affluent societies and social despair

Commentary: Drug abuse has increased worldwide, growing much faster in developing countries than in developed countries, and the market is becoming increasingly complex. In addition to traditional substances such as marijuana, cocaine and heroin, there are hundreds of synthetic drugs, many of which are not regulated