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ISBU Newsletter February 2023

A word from the editor

The overarching theme in news headlines this month is the subject of AI. It is becoming abundantly clear that consumers in all fields need to get to grips with AI, its uses and applications. AI is quickly becoming one of the leading technologies that will part of the our everyday lives, not to mention its security and HLS applications.

The ISBU welcomes you to join the organization, enjoy the privileges as a partner, and be updated on the latest news and opportunities in the defense, security, and cyber industry.

Best regards

Kasriel Kay


Included in this issue:
  • News from the union

  • Upcoming events

  • HLS and Defense news

  • Cyber & Tech news

  • Forensics section

  • Company spotlight

  • Services for members

News from the union.

Representing the interests of our members in the Knesset. This time ISBU at the Science and Technology Committee, representing the defense industry.

Upcoming events

ISBU Pavilion at ISC

After an absence of about two years, on March 21, the "Israel Security Conference 2023" will be held. The fifth conference, which will take place at the D-one Drom HaSharon, is intended to preserve a professional security community and a creative thinking forum for industry executives in Israel. The Israel Security Conference is attended by senior members of the Israeli security world and all the guiding bodies of the state and civilian security systems. Alongside the conference, there will be an exhibition of means and services from leading technology companies.

The Israel Security Conference 2023 will be attended by about 700 senior members of Israel's security system, including over 100 officers and instructors from the regulatory bodies (the Ministry of Public Security, the Israel Police, the IPS, the Lutheran Headquarters, the National Security Council and the IDF). Senior security managers and over 200 consultants, integrators, manufacturers, importers and exporters.

This year, the conference focuses on changes in the world of civil security in light of the severe crisis in manpower, changes in attribution of threats and the increasing use of advanced technologies which replace or reduce the use of manpower.

ISBU had secured a pavilion at the conference in order for our members to exhibit their products at a reduced price.

For more information, please contact

כנס האבטחה של ישראל מתקיים בתאריך 21.03.2023

הכנס המתקיים בשת"פ עם חטיבת האבטחה של משטרת ישראל, יארח את 500 בכירי עולם האבטחה ובראשם מעל 100 קציני אבטחה ורישוי , מעל 250

מנהלי אבטחה בכירים מנכ"לי חברות האבטחה והמוקד הגדולות.

!ISBU מחיר מיוחד לביתן לחברי האיגוד בפביליון של

ביתן 4 מ` + שטיח + שולחן

6,000 ₪ + מע"מ

(הביתן אינו ממותג)

חברי האיגוד המעוניינים להציג בפביליון ובעלות מופחתת מתבקשים לפנות לכתריאל קיי - מנהל חברי קהילת האיגוד -

Defense and Homeland Security News

European missile defense - right questions, unclear answers?

Germany is now propelling an initiative on European air and missile defense after many years of deferring decisions to meet a national capability. It may be a laudable aim, but will it hit the target? (


Military strategists will be studying the reasons behind Russia’s confounding failure to rapidly defeat Ukraine for years to come. But there is one point upon which they seem to have quickly reached agreement: low-cost, easy-to-use drone technologies are playing a pivotal role in repulsing Russia’s advances.(


Many have written about the need for general AI education within the military, but this article takes this argument a step further and asserts that AI education is particularly important for special operations force (

$1M funding for homeland security tech, biometrics for US, Israel firms via BIRD Foundation

U.S. and Israeli firms pitching innovative solutions for homeland security (HLS), including biometrics, could receive funding of up to US$1 million via the countries’ Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation.(

The not-really Next Generation Weapons Program

On all key technical measures, the Next Generation Squad Weapons program is imploding before Army’s very eyes. The program is on mechanical life support, and its progenitors at the Joint Chiefs obstinately now ramming the program through despite spectacularly failing multiple civilian-sector peer reviews almost immediately upon commercial release.(

Cyber & Tech News

NIST Selects ‘Lightweight Cryptography’ Algorithms to Protect Small Devices

Lightweight electronics, meet the heavyweight champion for protecting your information: Security experts at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have announced a victor in their program to find a worthy defender of data generated by small devices.(

GoDaddy joins the dots and realizes it's been under attack for three years

Web hosting and domain name concern GoDaddy has disclosed a fresh attack on its infrastructure, and concluded that it is one of a series of linked incidents dating back to 2020.


Cyber Insurance Is Back From the Brink After Onslaught of Ransomware Attacks

The cyber-insurance market, battered by a rash of pandemic-era ransomware attacks, is making a comeback. Price hikes are moderating, new carriers and fresh sources of capital are emerging, and companies can better afford coverage.(

US National Cyber Strategy Pushes Regulation, Aggressive Hack-Back Operations

The U.S. government is set to green-light a more aggressive ‘hack-back’ approach to dealing with foreign adversaries and mandatory regulation of critical infrastructure vendors.(

What is DARPA Funding?

An introduction to DARPA by Hezi Kugler, Board Member of ISBU

Hezi Kugler, Adv. is a Partner in the law firm Yossi Levy & Co., and specializes in the defense industrial field.

DARPA Funding of Innovative Defense Technologies by US DoD.docx
Download PDF • 43KB

Forensic insights

We are please to provide our readers with an investigative forensic report provided by IPSC. The IPSC (Intelligence Police & Security Consultants) is an industry- leading security consultancy firm.

Founded by Chief Superintendent (ret.) Asher Ben Artzi, IPSC provides strategic security advice to police and intelligence agencies around the world, specializing in video forgery detection and forensic investigations.

__Spanish Police
Download PDF • 1.20MB

Company Spotlight

A subsidiary of RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. DSIT Solutions Ltd. (DSIT) has, for the last three decades, developed and implemented comprehensive defense and protection solutions against various underwater threats, focusing on six main types of solutions: Underwater Domain Awareness, Underwater Security, Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Systems for Surface Ships, Trainers, PAR & Acoustic Signal Analysis (ASA) Systems, and Underwater Communication System

For more information contact

Services for our members

FirstActive is a services company that provides a wide range of digital services to companies and businesses in Israel and abroad. FirstActive specializes in Internet marketing, promotion and advertising. The services we provide are suitable for content sites, image sites, product stores and online ventures. Digital is us.

For more information and discounts on services email:

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