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Israel’s State Comptroller Faults Country’s Data Security

May 6, 2019, 1:16 PM

Israel is seen as a cyber security superpower, but three of the nation’s critical infrastructures have gaps in their cyber defense, as do a number of government ministries, the State Comptroller said in a report.

“Over the next years cyber attacks are expected to grow and become daily routine,” the comptroller’s spokesman said in a press release. In that environment, “it’s unexpectedly the government offices and their support systems that are not properly implementing state decisions and cyber defense instructions.”

Specifics of the critical infrastructures and other details were omitted for security reasons.

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