The IDF is known for its use of technology to help solve life and death problems. One of those technologies being used today is the UGV or Unmanned Ground Vehicle. Named Guardium, it is an autonomous observation and target intercept system that was developed by G-NIUS Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicles joint venture company established by Israel Aerospace Industries and … [Read more...] about The Guardium UGV – The IDF Unmanned Ground Vehicle
The new unit from Israel internal security agency will protect Israel's most critical infrastructure against cyber terror attacks. Iran is actively trying to hack Israel's critical online systems, the head of the Shin Bet's new SIGINT (Signals Intelligence) unit told Yedioth Ahronoth in an exclusive interview. The Israel Security Agency officials said that aside from the … [Read more...] about Israel’s Shin Bet Allows Sneak Peek at New Cyber Warfare Unit
Israel's FIBROTEX Technologies Ltd has been awarded a contract to supply its FIGHTEX combat uniform solution for an elite unit of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). These smart, next generation, two-sided uniforms were selected over various international competitors following extensive rigorous tests that were conducted under extreme environmental, climatic, and combat … [Read more...] about New Uniform for the IDF SOF
A while ago I was on the phone with Jack Murphy talking about the history of the IDF, its ops and other bits of information he was interested in when he asked me why is it that Israel has so many SOF or special operations capable units. This is a question I am asked a lot so I figure it was time to write about it. Now, this is by no means an "official" answer. This is my own … [Read more...] about Why Does the IDF Have So Many SOF units?
In spite of the ceasefire brokered by Egypt between Israel and Hamas, tensions remain high and with good reason. More than 20 rockets have been launched at towns in southern Israel after the ceasefire and sporadic small arms firefights took place along the border. Below, rockets being fired from Gaza into Israel. The latest clash occurred earlier today (23 Nov) when a … [Read more...] about In Spite Of The Ceasefire, Troops Remain On High Alert In Israel
Imagine you and your kids are walking on a busy street. You promised them ice cream and they are smiling and enjoying life. It's a beautiful day. All the sudden the alarm sounds. You know what's coming. You have less than 30 second to find shelter, any shelter. It's not enough time. You kit the ground and embrace your kids, praying that if a rocket falls anywhere near you the … [Read more...] about Israel At War And Why It Is justified
Going into some of the most dangerous parts of the West Bank is often a surreal experience. It can be dangerous, it can be eye opening, it can be frustrating and more often than not all of the above. The IDF operates under a lot of stress. On the one hand they are trying to deal with some of the worst terrorists in the world and their constant trying to infiltrate Israel in … [Read more...] about War Stories: The Explosive Goat
Sophisticated and complex to implement, long-term cyber attacks are often considered the work of intelligence agencies and crime syndicates. However, the oversight and bureaucracy that comes from such management often hinders the ultimate lethality of the attack. In this paper, we will examine the significant impact of a lone-wolf patriot hacker has had over the course of … [Read more...] about Digital Asymmetric Warfare: Is It Possible?
Here's a video by Krav Maga instructor Sgt. Rachel Shir against two attackers in the street. Krav Maga is a very effective method of self defense, however be warned, what you learn as Krav Maga here in the US is a "watered-down" version of the system. %EMBED6% … [Read more...] about Krav Maga for Women: How to Defend Yourself, IDF style
We have been sitting inside this hot and smelly van for almost 6 hours, we were waiting for the green light to go into one of the towns in the West Bank and snatch a leader from a local terrorist cell. All of us were ready to explode, summers in Israel are hot. 110+ hot and sitting inside that van was not the best way to spend the afternoon. When the OK finally came we … [Read more...] about War Stories: Big Mama
There has been a lot of talk about drones lately. There is no doubt that they are a valuable asset in the current war and they will most likely have a central role on upcoming wars. But there is another kind of drone. The digital counterpart. Digital drones are sophisticated little programs that hackers and security penetration testers have been using for years to recon … [Read more...] about The Cyber Battlefield: Digital Drones
As the name implies a Red Team is a team. In the world I live in - information and physical security - it is comprised by a variety of experts in different areas. Each member can perform the other's duty but each one has a specialty and he or she is responsible for it. I can't disclose the current team structure, but one team I was part of early on a few years ago was … [Read more...] about Cyber Warfare: The “Team” in Red Team