Responding to a Cyber Attack with Missiles

Is the use of deadly force a legitimate - and practical - response to cyber attacks? what lessons did Israel learn from the Yom Kippur War of 1973 about the best way to manage it's offensive cyber units? How can governments 'signal' to their opponents their cyber power, without actually deploying cyber weapons? Join us for a special episode of Malicious Life, featuring Mikko Hypponen and Prof. Itzik Ben Israel, two extraordinary luminaries in the world of cyber security.

Hosted By

Ran Levi

Born in Israel in 1975, Ran studied Electrical Engineering at the Technion Institute of Technology, and worked as an electronics engineer and programmer for several High Tech companies in Israel.
In 2007, created the popular Israeli podcast, Making History, with over 12 million downloads as of Oct. 2018.
Author of 3 books (all in Hebrew): Perpetuum Mobile: About the history of Perpetual Motion Machines; The Little University of Science: A book about all of Science (well, the important bits, anyway) in bite-sized chunks; Battle of Minds: About the history of computer malware.

Special Guest

Mikko Hypponen

Chief Research Officer, F-Secure

I've been working at F-Secure in Finland since 1991. I'm currently the Chief Research Officer. I've written on my research for the New York Times, Wired and Scientific America. I've lectured at Oxford, Stanford and Cambridge and did a TED Talk in 2011. I've keynoted at Black Hat (Singapore) and DEF CON (Vegas).

Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel

(From Wikipedia) Professor Isaac Ben-Israel is an Israeli military scientist, general and ex-politician. He currently serves as the chairman of the Israeli Space Agency and the National Council for Research and Development, under the auspices of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space of Israel. He finished his service in the IDF ranked General, serving as head of the military Administration for the Development of Weapons and the Technological Industry. Between 2010-2012 he served as chief Cybernetics adviser to PM Netanyahu, during which period he founded the National Cyber Bureau in the PM office and launched the National Cyber Initiative. Ben Israel is now head of the Security Studies program in Tel Aviv University, where he also heads the annual international Cyber Security conference. Between 2007 and 2009 he served as a member of the Knesset for Kadima. Ben Israel is one of Israel's top experts on Space, Cyber and technological related security. He holds a PhD in Philosophy and a BSc in Physics and Mathematics from Tel Aviv University.