by Chana Ya’ar
Israel is establishing a cadre of IDF professionals to contend with the threat of Internet terrorism.
According to a statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office, a task force has been created to develop a cyber defense force.
The government is hoping to expand Israel’s reach in the field of cyber defense, thereby expanding the country’s reputation as a global center of knowledge in this area.
The plan includes a five-year budget with investments in academic research and development, creation of a computer center at an Israeli university, academic centers of excellence, incentives to bring Israeli intellectuals home, increase the number of students in the field and an upgrade in university research infrastructures.
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