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Israeli cyber defence directorate declared operational

25 September 2017

The Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF’s) C4i and Cyber Defense Directorate declared initial operational capacity in early September, the commander in charge of designing the military's cyber defences has told Jane's .

The move is part of a wider restructuring of the IDF’s cyber operations into two parts, with defensive operations now handled by C4i and Cyber Defense Directorate (previously known as the C4i Directorate), while the Military Intelligence Directorate and its SIGINT Unit 8200 collect intelligence on threats.

“In 2018 we will declare a second level of operational capability," Brigadier General Yaron Rosen, head of the IDF’s Cyber Staff told Jane’s .

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