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    US, Israel Sign Agreement to Enhance Cyber Defense Cooperation - Embassy

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    The United States and Israel have signed a declaration to enhance bilateral cyberdefense cooperation to combat joint threats, the Israeli Embassy in the United States said in a statement on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The agreement will leverage existing networks between the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Israel’s National Cyber Security Authority to facilitate real-time information sharing on potential cyberattacks, the statement noted.

    "The declaration expresses the vital nature of an international integration of forces in order to more effectively deal with joint threats in the cyber sphere, especially given the commitment of the US and Israeli governments to expand and deepen bilateral cooperation in cyberdefense," the embassy stated.

    The declaration notes joint efforts to defend critical infrastructures, increase private-public partnerships and increase research and development between the two nations.

    Additionally, Israel will join the DHS Automated Indicator Sharing initiative, which is intended to create an automated platform between governments and companies to share cyber information.

    In March, US Department of Defense spokesperson Peter Cook said that Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and his Israeli counterpart were committed to boosting cyber cooperation.

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