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The new head of Israel's National Cyber Directorate (INCD) has announced the nation intends to build a "Cyber-Dome" – a national defense system to fend off digital attacks. Gaby Portnoy, director general of INCD, revealed plans for Cyber-Dome on Tuesday, delivering his first public speech since his appointment to the role in …

  1. Kevin McMurtrie Silver badge

    Popcorn!

    Oh, sorry. I was thinking of Thunderdome.

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge
    Coat

    "The Dome is a new big data, AI, overall approach"

    You forgot blockchain.

    1. HildyJ Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: "The Dome is a new big data, AI, overall approach"

      Also quantum.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Not necessarily "controversial"

    For context, and without going into the political ramifications: Iron Dome is not considered "controversial" within Israel at all, rather it is seen as a great success. It has enabled a civilian population of millions to survive short-range missile attacks for years with almost zero casualties.

    Granted, this is subjective and one sided, the population in Ghaza is suffering, and so on.

    1. wolfetone Silver badge

      Re: Not necessarily "controversial"

      "Iron Dome is not considered "controversial" within Israel at all"

      Neither is the illegal occupation of Palestinian land, and that too is seen as a great success to them. So to me, if I agreed with Israel or the IDF, we'd all be wrong.

      1. Furious Reg reader John

        Re: Not necessarily "controversial"

        It's very odd how a purely defensive system is thought to be provocative, or even just controversial. Anyone who finds Iron Dome (or Cyber Dome if it comes into existence) controversial or provocative is just upset at the thought of Jews being able to stop themselves from being killed.

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        2. veti Silver badge

          Re: Not necessarily "controversial"

          Well, it depends on context. During the old Cold War, for instance, any system that promised to intercept incoming missiles could be seen as undermining the premise of "MAD", and therefore as active preparation for launching a nuclear attack.

          Of course that doesn't apply to this case, but it's an example of how a defensive system can be provocative.

    2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge
      Mushroom

      Re: Not necessarily "controversial"

      One man’s Cyber-Dome is another’s concentration camp and that would be certainly be controversial when both either true and valid or otherwise.

      Such though is always the genuine nature of such things and thus fully to be expected.

      1. Furious Reg reader John
        WTF?

        Re: Not necessarily "controversial"

        How is a cyber defence system in any way comparable to a concentration camp?

        At best, you are an idiot, and if you are not that then you are an antisemite (which of course is a paradox, because antisemites are idiots).

        1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

          Re: Defnitely “controversial” and incontrovertible

          At best, you are an idiot, and if you are not that then you are an antisemite (which of course is a paradox, because antisemites are idiots). .... Furious Reg reader John

          And when you are wrong, Furious Reg reader John, what makes that /IT you?

          1. Furious Reg reader John

            Re: Defnitely “controversial” and incontrovertible

            WTF have concentration camps got to do with a cyber defence system? Absolutely fuck all.

            WTF have concentration camps got to do with a cyber defence system protecting the Jewish state? The antisemitism of the commenter.

            Another idiot exposes themselves, leaping to the defence of the antisemite. amanfromMars 1 - you should crawl back under your rock.

        2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

          Re: Not necessarily “controversial” if much ado about nothing

          Q ....... "How is a cyber defence system in any way comparable to a concentration camp?" ...... asks Furious Reg reader John

          A ...... In the way Anonymous Coward shared whenever they say ..... "You don't have to imprison your enemy, if you can convince them to put up walls and lock themselves in.”

          1. Furious Reg reader John

            Re: Not necessarily “controversial” if much ado about nothing

            And the Jews colluded with the Nazis theme makes an appearance as well.

            You are an absolute turd.

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Not necessarily "controversial"

        ya beat me to it, but I was going to say it another way -

        You don't have to imprison your enemy, if you can convince them to put up walls and lock themselves in.

        I can imaging that this Dome of Security kills any chance of FPS gaming over the internet.(if that's allowed there that is)

  4. bronskimac

    China Great Firewall 2.0

    I wonder what legitimate sites they will be blocking?

  5. sitta_europea

    I've often proposed something similar for the UK.

    Would that be considered "more than a little provocative" too?

  6. Clausewitz4.0
    Devil

    Cyber Dome Schematics

    Until the Cyber Dome schematics are sold to a third-party, all is cool. NSO (Pegasus) source-code was almost sold for 50 million bucks, but they jailed the seller before the transaction was completed.

    1. Kevin McMurtrie Silver badge

      Re: Cyber Dome Schematics

      Too late: https://mathworld.wolfram.com/Hemisphere.html

  7. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Quantum Communication Issues to Look Forward To In Near Future Bigger Picture Shows

    Both attacking and defending the indefensible is always full of strange surprises and very quickly can prove itself ruinously expensive and excessively revealing to fund and run, and the alien spaces where virtual endeavours are exercised and employed and exploited and enjoyed provide neither succour nor protection nor safe haven hiding places for such foreign IT and AI and media action highlighting and alienating Advance Cyber Threat Treatment activity.

    Take care out there if you share sensitive and/or secret and/or surreal metadatabase and dare win win for minor skirmishes and major battles encountered therein suffer not the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune nor the Prisoner's dilemma which both starts and ends with one on a nobler path never before even imagined remotely possible and simply achievable.

    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      Re: Quantum Communication Issues to Look Forward To In Near Future Bigger Picture Shows

      And further to the above, for all eyes to receive and perceive is the reality to virtually accept as the universal playground to macro administer and micro manage if leading and progressively pioneering with future event horizon instances rather than following and failing to comprehend and positively support .........

      amanfromMars [2207021648] ..... shares a thorny secret with the US Defense Department's JADC2 on https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2022/6/30/jadc2-should-embrace-hardened-5g-edge-computing

      [Thank you. Your comment will be displayed soon after reviewing.]

      Take care out there in the spaces and places where advanced special forces and and almighty sources share and dare win win command and control of all that is fundamentally necessary to lead anyone and anything anywhere and everywhere without the burden and expense of the capture and captivation of exhausted prisoners hindering rapid progress with delays to overwhelming success.

      Clouds are neither absolutely safe nor admirably secure. They leak information and intelligence like a sieve and thus is the stealthy exfiltration and silent deadly export of sensitive and/or top secret shenanigans to all manner of vested interest parties a grand enterprise which does not allow for and reward such as random mistakes or fantastic misspeaks which are realised to be manifestly false and hopelessly misleading and desperately optimistic.

      Having said that though, one is forever condemned to suffer and enjoy serial crippling failure in any endeavour if one does not entertain the undoubted advantages which clouds certainly so easily supply and are provided for ...... ergo, do no evil .... and all will be better than just well for the good and the great.

      Happy 4th July, Independence Day, Y’All.

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