Opinion: The Iranians are waiting for an Israeli response in cyber – if they come, they will escalate

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 intensifying and continues to harm the Israeli economy. This is a large-scale attack, which has intensified in recent months and continues these days, against almost all sectors – from insurance companies such as Shirbit, through forwarding companies to startups and small businesses such as law firms. The attacks are just some of the actions against the Israeli economy.

“From the investigation of the attacks, we find 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 chance and response between the two countries. Accepting it for the home front in war, must be prepared for a much more aggressive wave of attacks.What we have seen so far is only a pinch of what a country can do with offensive cyber tools.

“Do not underestimate, most of the economy is not the ‘cyber nation’ – municipalities, facilities, private companies, private medicine, etc. – not ready for cyber attacks of this magnitude. Every company manager must learn from the recent period and prepare, A long wave in which the Israeli economy will be subject to a cyber attack that will escalate. “