The IDF C4I & Cyber Defense Directorate and the US Cyber Command last week held their fourth Cyberdome exercise.
The drill, held in the United States, was part of the annual training program planned between the IDF and the US Cyber Command and constitutes part of the strategic partnership in cybersecurity defense between the two countries.
The Israeli delegation to the exercise was led by the Cyber Defense Brigade, along with members of the Intelligence Directorate, IAF, Navy, and Ground Forces.
The forces practiced their ability to provide protection of operational processes against cyber challenges common to both countries, while preserving operational freedom and ensuring supremacy in the cyber domain.
The exercise emphasized joint action within the cyber domain, having Israeli and American forces acting as a joint organic defense team.
Col. A., the Commander of the Dimension Center in the Cyber Defense Division, who commanded the exercise, said “The exercise reflects the intimate and strategic partnership between the nations and militaries within the field of defensive cyber. Over the past week, as well as during the planning process, IDF soldiers and their American counterparts worked side by side, keyboard by keyboard, and challenged themselves in a variety of scenarios and situations relevant to the daily operational routine we are currently facing.”
[Sources: World Israel News, The Jewish Press]