On the same day three US states endured ISIS cyber attacks, Trump partnered with Israel in a bilateral working group on cybersecurity.
Tom Bossert, White House homeland security and counterterrorism adviser, spoke about the agreement for the first time at an annual cybersecurity conference in Tel Aviv.
“These high-level meetings represent the first step in strengthening bilateral ties on cyber issues following President Trump’s visit to Israel,” Bossert said at Cyber Week 2017, according to Reuters.
Beginning this week, the meetings will feature on the US side members of the State Department, Department of Homeland Security, and FBI. They hope to collaborate with innovative Israeli cyber technicians to produce a tangible result as quickly as possible.
“The agility Israel has in developing solutions will innovate cyber defenses that we can test here and bring back to America,” the White House aide continued.
A picture of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Bossert, and White House cybersecurity coordinator Rob Joyce was posted to social media this week.
— Embassy of Israel (@IsraelinUSA) June 26, 2017
Their goal is to seriously limit the ability of state and guerrilla level hackers to infiltrate our online infrastructure, as difficult as that is to do completely.
Bossert concluded, “Perfect security may not be achievable but we have within our reach a safer and more secure Internet.”
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