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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greets U.S. cyber delegation from Department of Homeland Security.

The United States and Israel sealed a new cyber security partnership Monday night as Cyber Week was taking place at Tel Aviv University.

“I announce today the commencement of an Israeli-US bilateral cyber working group,” said Tom Bossert, a cyber security adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump in the Department of Homeland Security and a member of a cyber delegation that arrived in Israel for the week-long conference. The delegation met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prior to the start of the conference.


Bossert said in making the announcement the partnership will focus on critical infrastructure and advanced research & development, as well as “stopping adversaries in networks and identifying ways to hold bad actors responsible.”

Bossert told the participants in a speech at Cyber Week earlier in the day, “Cyber security is about risk management; at the end of the day, network technology will never be completely secure.”