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ISBU Newsletter March 2023

Updated: Apr 8, 2023



A word from the editor

Overall, the month of March 2023 saw several developments in the field of Homeland Security, including discussions on mutual security cooperation, modernization of the DHS, and a rise in the lethality of terrorist attacks. Additionally, a ransomware attack on a Canadian engineering giant and the promotion of a new Director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security were also reported. The Global Terrorism Index (GTI) revealed that terrorist attacks are more deadly, with 26% more people dying in each incident - the first rise in lethality in five years. After substantial increase in terrorism activity between 2016 and 2019, progress has plateaued with both attacks and deaths remaining roughly the same.


Wishing you a safe and blessed month ahead

Editor



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.


ISBU was present at the Tirana - Tel Aviv tech week in Albania this past month. The event showcased the latest advancements in technology, including virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity. The conference was also aimed at promoting cooperation and partnerships between Albania and Israel in the field of technology. The event was hosted by the city of Tirana, and over 40 leading Israeli companies and investors were expected to attend . Many government officials present at the conference emphasized Albania's potential as a developing market for technology and innovation at the conference.







Defense and Homeland Security News


BUILDING A NEW AMERICAN ARSENAL


Alarm bells are ringing at the Pentagon. The United States is rapidly depleting its munitions stockpiles to support the Ukrainian military.

This support comes amid a serious backlog on the delivery of over $14 billion worth of arms shipments to Taiwan. The war in Ukraine has confirmed what was already widely known: America’s industrial base atrophied following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Read more (warontherocks.com)





Drone Dome Counter-Uncrewed Aerial System (C-UAS), Israel

Drone Dome is a modular, end-to-end, anti-drone system offering 360° coverage to identify and neutralize hostile drones.





Dangers Lurk Aboard Cruise Ships. The Cruise Passenger Protection Act Can Help.

Cruise ship travel should be relaxing, enjoyable, and safe for every passenger. But voyages can quickly become a nightmare when serious — and even fatal — incidents happen on board.

Read more (buzzfeednews.com)






New British Army Special Operations rifle could influence SA80 replacement

Project Hunter is nearing down select as efforts continue to procure a new weapon system for the British Army’s Special Operations Brigade.




Cyber & Tech News



GitHub Suspends Repository Containing Leaked Twitter Source Code

Twitter sent a copyright notice to code hosting service GitHub to request the removal of a repository that contained Twitter source code.





U.S. Supreme Court asked to decide if AI can be a patent 'inventor'


A computer scientist who has waged a global campaign for patents covering inventions conceived by his artificial intelligence system asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to hear his case.

Read more(reuters.com)





AT&T reveals data breach affecting 9 million wireless accounts

According to AT&T, around nine million wireless accounts had their CPNI exposed. Threat actors accessed data that “was several years old” and related to device upgrade eligibility.

Read more (cybernews.com)




The Moral Imperative Behind Israel's Qualitative Edge in Defense Technologies

An informative insights by one of our esteemed board members Adv. Hezi Kugler. is a partner at Yossi Levy, Adv. where he leads the firm's projects finance and infrastructure practice, specializing in domestic and international investments. Hezi is a past assistant to the General Counsel of Israel's Ministry of Defense and General Counsel to companies in the Tadiran-Elisra Group.


National Security, the Rule of Law - and Israel’s defense industries[1]
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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. www.i-psc.com

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.

BOOKLET 1 Forensic Comparative Geometry
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Company Spotlight



Ag-Sense is a leading provider of real-time tracking and security/protective solutions for location based devices. Our unique IoT Smart Operations Management Service solution is adaptable for a wide-range of industries, including ATM Banking, Agriculture, Storage Tanks, and Automotive Fleets. Our Decision Supporting System (DSS) simplifies big data information enabling the user to make quick and informative decisions.




Services for our members


ISBU service providers, offer a range of products and services to our members at discounted rates. Sign up to become a member today!


This month the spot light is on Revital Abhrahamov who specializes in head-hunting and locating candidates for complex technological positions and senior or unique positions, for high-tech companies, startups and government offices.


Take a look at Revital's latest article on the future of hiring in the hi tech sector.


Beyond Experience
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