Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett called on other countries to join his country in creating an international platform to defend against cyberattacks. The official’s words are quoted by Bloomberg.
The global cyber shield is the best defense against hackers, Bennett, a former cybersecurity entrepreneur, said Wednesday at a digital security conference in Tel Aviv.
“If you try to fight alone, you will fail,” he said, citing cyber threats as one of Israel’s top national security threats. “If you fight together, you will win.”
High-profile cyberattacks over the past month have resulted in a serious threat. On a holiday weekend on July 4 in the United States, they wreaked havoc on hospitals, shut down America’s largest gas pipeline, wreaked havoc on a huge meat supplier, and disrupted hundreds of companies.
Washington and its allies will jointly condemn Beijing’s “malicious” cyber activities and accuse it of extortion against their companies, as well as a threat to their security, a White House spokesman said during a briefing.