“The Iranians are making moves to escalate the attack if there is an Israeli response; the potential for damage from the recent attacks is greater than it actually was; the Israeli economy is not ready.”
Omri Segev Moyal, CEO of the Cyber Company Profero Refers to the many attacks that continue to harm the Israeli economy, even at the moment: “The Iranian cyber attack is increasing and continues to harm the Israeli economy. This is a large-scale attack, intensifying in recent months and continuing these days, against almost all sectors – And small businesses such as law firms. The published attacks are just some of the actions currently taking place against the Israeli economy.
Investigating the attacks reveals that the potential for damage is greater than the actual damage, so it is likely that the Iranians are making further moves to escalate. Similar to security incidents, there is a game of case and reaction between the two countries. Therefore, it is important to note that if there is an Israeli response, the Israeli economy, which can be equated with the home front in war, must be prepared for a much more aggressive wave of attacks. What we have seen so far is just a pinch of what a country is capable of doing in offensive cyber tools.
Not to be underestimated, most of the economy is not the ‘cyber nation’ – municipalities, facilities, private companies, private medicine, etc. – are not ready for cyber attacks of this magnitude. Every company manager must learn from the recent period and prepare, it could very well be that we are only at the beginning of a long wave in which the Israeli economy will be subject to a cyber attack that will escalate. “