Thursday, June 14, 2018

'Israel has foiled over 250 terrorist attacks over the past six months'‎ - Itsik Saban, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff





by Itsik Saban, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff 

Using traditional and ‎new cyber methods has allowed Shin Bet security agency to ‎prevent major suicide ‎bombings, abduction and shootings, Director Nadav Argaman says




Shin Bet security agency Director Nadav Argaman ‎
Photo: Gideon Markowicz

Israeli intelligence has have thwarted over 250 ‎terrorist attacks since the beginning of the year, ‎Shin Bet security agency Director Nadav Argaman told ‎a group of visiting homeland and public security ‎ministers Wednesday.‎

Speaking at the first Global Forum on ‎‎Counterterrorism, Incitement and Cyber Threats in ‎‎Jerusalem, Argaman said that using traditional and ‎new big data abilities, the agency had succeeded in ‎preventing major attacks, including suicide ‎bombings, abduction and shootings.‎

Argaman's presentation was closed to the public, but ‎the Shin Bet provided a summary to the media.‎

The Shin Bet chief said that newly implemented ‎intelligence and big data abilities had helped the ‎agency hone in on terrorist cells, especially would-‎be lone-wolf assailants in a way that was previously ‎impossible. ‎

He noted that the agency was striking the right ‎balance between effective human intelligence ‎gathering and new cyber intelligence gathering ‎abilities.‎

Argaman said that since he took office in early 2016, ‎the Shin Bet's technological workforce has jumped ‎from single digits to representing around 25% of the ‎agency's workforce.‎

He further stressed the importance of "strategic ‎cooperation with our international partners in ‎Israel and overseas as well as with the Israeli high-‎tech community and other civilian bodies."‎


Itsik Saban, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff

Source: http://www.israelhayom.com/2018/06/13/%e2%80%8eisrael-has-foiled-over-250-terrorist-attacks-over-the-past-six-months%e2%80%8e/

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