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 Monday following a meeting Monday that included White House cybersecurity adviser Rob Joyce.
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.
Bossert and Netanyahu both spoke at the Cyber Week Conference held at Tel Aviv University.
Bossert said that the partnership is aimed at “stopping adversaries in networks and identifying ways to hold bad actors responsible.”
Netanyahu said, “we are experiencing every month dozens of cyber attacks on the national level,” he said. “At any given moment, including right now, there are probably three to five attacks on the national level that emanate from various sources.”