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Managing Israel’s Cybersecurity: The Triple Mission of the Israeli National Cyber Directorate

This is a guest post by Joel Tsafrir featuring an interview with Yigal Unna, Director General the Israeli National Cyber Directorate (INCD). As early as 2002, before the cyber hype began, the Israeli government already defined the issue of information security as an essential domain for the country and placed the Israeli Security Agency (“Shin Bet”) in charge of protecting the information at the national level. Since this decision took place, no damage accrued to Israel’s critical infrastructures, even though these facilities are the target of daily cyber-attacks, and although the rate of attempts to attack them is constantly increasing at a rate of 25% per year. Today, the overall cyber responsibility lies with Israeli National Cyber Directorate (INCD), which integrates together two government agencies used to operated separately in the areas of cyber protection and the construction of technological power. We sat down with INCD’s Director General Yigal Unna to learn more about the ‘triple mission’ of the organization. Coordinate the national effort “The INCD, which operates directly under the Prime Minister, is a security-operative, non-secretive body that...

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