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In this edition: IDF building new cloud-base infrastructure | Apple updates iOS after major hack on iCloud | NetScout to acquire communications business of Danaher Corp and expand cyber intelligence expertise | Russia will not give government full power over Internet | Jordan to open cybercrime centre in Amman | Qatar is third most targeted country in cyber threats and attacks | Anonymous hacker group launches cyber war against Islamic State militants | Chinese Army calling to strengthen domestic cyber security software media | Cyber criminals target Africa’s food and beverage sector | Zambia hosted first Cyber security drill | Ethiopia to Host Second Annual Cyber Security Africa’s Banking & ICT Summit 2014 | London Metropolitan Police launched anti-fraud cybercrime unit | Estonian to launch first e-residency card
Although the IDF’s abilities to handle the rocket and attack tunnel threats have garnered most of the attention during the latest campaign in the Gaza Strip, it is now clear that Israel was also forced to confront cyber challenges during Operation Protective Edge. More specifically, in the course of the campaign Iranian elements launched a widespread cyber offensive against Israeli targets, including attempts to damage security and financial networks. While these attempts were neutralized relatively easily and quickly by Israeli cyber defenses, it seems that Iran is investing heavily in the development of effective offensive capabilities against infrastructure systems, and might present a serious challenge to Israeli defenses within the foreseeable future.