Why are there so many Israeli cyber commandos

Why are there so many Israeli cyber commandos
Why are there so many Israeli cyber commandos
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Why are there so many Israeli cyber commandos

The United States is increasingly collaborating with Israeli military cybernetic organizations (apparently, these efforts culminated in the creation of computer viruses Stuxnet, Duqu and several other more powerful types of cyber weapons). Americans were amazed that Israel, a country of less than three percent of the US population, was capable of creating cyber military organizations equal, and sometimes better, than the United States itself. Israel does this with a successful conscription system, which has long been used to find quality recruits for elite combat and intelligence units. Back in the 1990s, Israeli leaders realized that the Internet could soon become another battleground. Thus, the recruitment of special forces was expanded by searching for recruits for new cyber war organizations. Today there are more than a dozen such units, almost all of them are secret (even their names were not disclosed). These small units serve a variety of military, intelligence and other government agencies. It is believed that only a few hundred hackers serve in them, and many of them are recruited for work only for a short time (often to fulfill their military duty). Most cyber warfare experts pursue careers in many Israeli software companies and are recruited as reservists for short periods of time as reservists to participate in cyber war operations.

Israel is trying to educate its American counterparts on how to use some of Israel's methods of identifying potential recruits and methods of developing talent. US military officials note that most colleges in the United States are hostile to such programs. In Israel, this is not at all the case, the constant threat of Palestinian terrorism and Iranian rocket attacks allows universities to be more accommodating. The scale of the national security threats facing Israel also makes it easier for the national program to identify and recruit talented recruits before they reach high school. In Israel, this means that selected candidates will receive additional training prior to being drafted into elite cyber warfare units.

Israel is recruiting conscripts in very innovative ways. For example, two years ago, Israel began to use the same selection and recruiting methods that they use to form sabotage groups to form various kinds of cyber warfare units. Israelis are not only looking for men (or women) with the necessary technical skills, but also with the stable psychological characteristics of ordinary commandos. Israel intends to use these cyber units to deal with the most difficult and dangerous situations of cyber war. Thus, during a cyber attack using an unknown and destructive new technique, they will have cyber commando units at their disposal, ready to deal with the situation. The same units will be used in cyber warfare against enemy targets that must be disabled or simply researched.They will have units to do the job because they are already staffed and trained to be the best of the best. Likewise, by sending regular commandos on a mission to steal technology (which Israel has done several times before), several cyber SWAT fighters will also take part in the operation. Well-trained, combat-minded and highly technical cyber war fighters can keep up with ordinary commandos, can quickly deal with enemy equipment and take over or destroy the necessary devices. The new units are actually part of military intelligence and are looking for recruits in the army, as well as among civilians.

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