EnigmaticWorld Posted January 24 Share Posted January 24 1 minute ago, Macnamara said: Cyber Week: How Israel became a leader in cyber tech and investment Israel has become one of the world leaders in cyber security. But how did we get there? By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Published: JULY 18, 2021 18:27 Israel has become one of the world leaders in cybersecurity. One of those who played a key role in Israel’s pioneering role in this field, which is now emerging as one of the most important aspects of our global economy and security, is Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel. “I was in effect the one in 2010-11 that was asked by the previous prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu how to make Israel one of top five countries in cybersecurity and my report was approved and turned into a government resolution in 2011,” he says. “That was ten years ago and now you can see the results around you, the approach of the report was interdisciplinary, our recommendations were not limited to technology, but also the other aspects of our lives.” Ben-Israel, the director of the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel Aviv University, is an expert in mathematics, physics and philosophy; he earned his PhD in 1988. The center at TAU has some 300 members and is interdisciplinary, meaning it takes into account not just computers and what we may think of as “cyber” but also other fields such as experts from social sciences. Ben-Israel envisioned it this way BEN-ISRAEL served in the IDF until retiring in 2002. During his service, he held posts in operations, intelligence and weapon development units and research and development in the IDF, according to Tel Aviv University. He also serves as Chairman of the Israeli Space Agency. He looks back on those important years as Israel sought to establish itself as a cyber power. “One recommendation was to create in every university a cyber research center. In those days there was no research on cybersecurity because it was sensitive and secret and used by intelligence services. In Israel, as you know, we have research and teach cybersecurity now in high schools, which was one of our recommendations; that is about building human capital and also starting with start-ups and [business] unicorns and then government regulations and budgets.” The next step for Israel is integrating the technologies we call artificial intelligence, he says. Israel is a leader in AI and this will result in machines that can replace humans in some tasks. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/cyber-week-how-israel-became-a-leader-in-cyber-tech-and-investment-674168 Anons on 4chan are saying they have their fingers all over ChatGPT, Midjourney, and possibly Stable Diffusion, but I haven't confirmed it. Not sure who is behind them, but I don't doubt that they're involved. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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