Head of IDF intelligence: Israel is under constant cyber threat, attacks will be answered accordingly 

Maj. Gen. Heyman spoke at the international cyber conference at Tel Aviv University where he received the "Trojan Horse" prize on behalf of the IDF

The head of the IDF Military Intelligence Directorate, Maj. Gen. Tamir Heyman, yesterday at the conference. Photo: Tel Aviv University 

The head of the IDF Military Intelligence Directorate, Maj. Gen. Tamir Heyman, participated yesterday in the international cyber conference at Tel Aviv University where he received the "Trojan Horse" prize on behalf of the IDF. In his speech, the general addressed the constant cyber threat against Israel. 

"In the framework of the last operation in Gaza, data that was collected from a variety of sources, from the cyber domain among others, was combined using advanced processing capabilities, artificial intelligence and machine learning for operational output. It enabled the IDF to function better, faster, and with less loss of human life," said Maj. Gen. Heyman.  

"I also want to address the daily threats facing the State of Israel in the cyber domain. Israel is under constant threat in the cyber domain, and attacks are frequently carried out against it. We succeed in dealing with most of the threats using advanced defense capabilities."

"As in other domains of warfare, defense alone is not sufficient. Additional steps must be taken in order to maintain Israel's superiority over its enemies. Those who attack Israel by air, sea, land or cyber need to understand the risk that they are taking. As they see time after time, attacks will be answered accordingly."  

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