2017-07-05 / Mideast

US and Israel agree to fight ‘bad actors’

Israel and the United States signed a new bilateral cybersecurity partnership agreement.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump’s Homeland Security adviser, Thomas Bossert, signed the agreement following a meeting that also included White House cybersecurity adviser Rob Joyce. Bossert was in Israel for the annual Cyber Week Conference held at Tel Aviv University.

Under the agreement, the countries will establish joint working groups on international cyber policy, infrastructure defense, research and development, and human capital development.

Netanyahu and Trump had discussed cybersecurity issues when they met in Jerusalem in May. (JTA)

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