Netanyahu: Cyber Attacks Can Bring Down Airlines

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Reuters reports: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on governments worldwide on Wednesday to join forces to defend against cyber threats that he said could even bring down military and civilian aircraft.

Cybersecurity also represents an enormous business opportunity, Netanyahu told a cyber conference at Tel Aviv University, adding that Israel receives about 20 percent of global investment in the sector.

“We cannot go back to the world of levers, pulleys and couriers. Since we are going forward, we are absolutely vulnerable. Our airlines can be brought down, our fighter planes can be brought down,” he said. While Israel monitors attacks at its cybersecurity centre in the southern city of Beersheba, Netanyahu said there was “no silver bullet”.

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