How Israel Became a Cybersecurity Superpower: A Fireside Chat With Chuck Freilich, Former Israeli Deputy National Security Adviser

Amongst Israel’s enemies, there are many fronts in war: In addition to the physical threats marshalled against the Jewish State such as terrorism, there are others, such as the attempts to delegitimize and demonize the country in the eyes of the world, namely in the form of the BDS movement.

But there is yet another front, often unknown to the general public: cyber warfare, where state and non-state actors attempt to cause harm to Israel via cyber attacks against important targets.

And while these threats are very real to Israel, the country has become a pioneer in addressing them. That’s according to Chuck Freilich, Israel’s former deputy national security adviser, who is also co-author of the book, “Israel and the Cyber Threat: How the Startup Nation Became a Global Cyber Power.”

Freilich joins us on this week’s podcast, and provides a deep dive into the reality of cyber warfare beyond the headlines, how Israel has responded so far, and the storm clouds on the horizon.

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