U.S., Israel team in cyber threat-sharing program

Israeli and U.S. will automatically compile and screen information, including of mitigation strategies, attacks and vulnerabilities, in “near real time."
Israeli and U.S. will automatically compile and screen information, including of mitigation strategies, attacks and vulnerabilities, in “near real time."

The U.S. and Israel announced today a bilateral threat sharing program that is expected to begin in the next few months.

U.S Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Israel National Cyber Head Dr. Eviatar Matania spoke of the agreement Monday in their respective speeches at the 6th Annual International Cybersecurity Conference, also known as Cyber Week Tel Aviv, according to The Times of Israel.  

“One of the lessons we learned is to go it alone is precarious; working together makes us stronger,” Mayorkas said Monday at the conference according to the publication. “The cybersecurity threat is borderless. Information must be shared.”

Matania told reporters at the conference, the two countries will automatically compile and screen information, including of mitigation strategies, attacks and vulnerabilities, in “near real time” from various agencies and sources and will share what is deemed useful. 

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