Shin Bet steps up supervision over Israeli banks‘ computers to prevent future cyber attacks

30.05.2012                      09.Siwan. 5772

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Shin Bet steps up supervision over Israeli banks' computers to prevent future cyber attacks

Shin Bet seeking to have the banks defined as institutions that are responsible for essential infrastructure, which would enable the agency to supervise them even more closely.

The Shin Bet security service has recently stepped up its supervision over computer systems of commercial banks, out of fear that they could become the target of a cyberattack that could dry up the country's financial lifeblood.
The Shin Bet is also seeking to have the banks defined as institutions that are responsible for essential infrastructure, which would enable the agency to supervise them even more closely. All companies that fall under this definition have their computer systems directly supervised by the Shin Bet via the National Information Security Authority. Companies already on this list include the Israel Electric Corporation, Israel Railways, Bezeq and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange….