U.S., Israel Sign on Cyber Sharing

YERUSHALAYIM -

Israel and the U.S. have signed an agreement to share information on cybersecurity threats in real time.

Alejandro Mayorkas, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, represented the U.S., while Eviatar Matania, the head of Israel’s National Cyber Bureau, signed for Israel.

The delegations from both countries also appeared together at a Tel Aviv conference on cybersecurity on Tuesday.

Matania said that the system for the automatic information sharing of cyber threats between the U.S. and Israel should be in place within several months, and Israel is in talks to set up similar systems with other countries, which he declined to name.

“One of the lessons we learned is to go it alone is precarious; working together makes us stronger,” Mayorkas said at the conference on Monday. “The cybersecurity threat is borderless. Information must be shared.”