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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.

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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.”

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