Israel’s digital intelligence has helped stop about 50 planned IS terrorist attacks worldwide. This was stated by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during Cyber Week at Tel Aviv University.
Earlier this year, it emerged that Israeli intelligence had leaked information that halted an IS plan to bomb a plane from Sydney to Abu Dhabi. During Cyber Week, Netanyahu revealed that the information that prevented the attack was discovered through the intelligence cyber tool, writes the Jerusalem Post.
The Prime Minister also said that the world is in the midst of a digital revolution, due to new opportunities in big data, artificial intelligence and connectivity. In addition to being a leader in digital intelligence, Israel will also use the knowledge to be at the forefront of everything from the automotive industry to agriculture.
That Israel is one of the countries in the world that is a leader in cyber security, Netanyahu believes, is due to the fact that Israel has invested large sums in intelligence services such as Mossad and Shin Bet. In addition to strengthening military intelligence, knowledge is also being used in civilian life.
For example, self-driving vehicles will be highly dependent on good cybersecurity so that hackers will not have the opportunity to take control of them. It is one of the industries that is being targeted in Israel.