[ISN] Shin Bet: Critical infrastructure targeted by cyber-warfare

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2011 02:06:07 -0500 (CDT)

The Jerusalem Post 

Israel has detected what appears to have been attempts to use 
cyber-warfare to attack critical state infrastructure, outgoing Shin Bet 
(Israel Security Agency) chief Yuval Diskin said on Wednesday.

Speaking to military reporters ahead of his scheduled retirement later 
this month, Diskin said that the Shin Bet, which is responsible for 
defending state infrastructure – including the water system and 
electrical grid from cyber attacks – has detected “fingerprints” and 
“tracks” of attempted attacks.

“All over the world, including in Israel, there are cyber attacks,” 
Diskin said. “We can’t say for certain the attacks were against critical 
infrastructure, but there are fingerprints and tracks that maybe there 
were attempts, and they were treated.”

The Shin Bet, Diskin said, recently completed a major review of its 
technological and cyber capabilities, and has outlined a multi-year plan 
that will be implemented in the coming months by his successor Yoram 
Cohen, his former deputy.


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