TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – Cyber Warfare Expert Col. (res) Gabriel Siboni

Please join host Amir Oren for a special interview with Col. (res.) Gabriel “Gabi” Siboni, who is the director of the Military and Strategic Affairs Program and Cyber Security Program at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) and editor of the INSS Cyber, Intelligence and Security journal.
Col. Siboni is also the Chief Methodologist of the IDF Research Center for Force Utilization and Buildup. He performed active duty during the Litani Operation (1978), both Lebanon Wars (1982, 2006) and both Palestinian Intifadas (1987, 2000); while rising from an infantry soldier to Commander of the elite Sayeret Golani unit.
Dr. Siboni holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in engineering from Tel Aviv University, and a doctorate in geographic information systems (GIS) from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is also a Professor at the Francisco de Vitoria University in Madrid, Spain.
As a consultant in fields ranging from cyber-security, strategic and operations planning, technology, risk management to information systems, combined with extensive experience in the financial, aviation and process industry sector, today’s guest is considered a prominent influencer in information and communications technology (ICT) and cyber risk management.
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  • Published: May 22, 2021
  • Duration: 28 min

TV7 Israel Watchmen Talk

“I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, [which] shall never hold their peace day nor night” (Isaiah 62:6)
They are the men and women who have stood guard over Israel. When their countrymen slept, these Watchmen could be counted on to fight for Israel and its capital, Jerusalem, on its numerous fronts. Now, one by one, they are coming to TV7’s Jerusalem studio for in-depth interviews by TV7 Analyst and Host Amir Oren, a veteran observer of the Israeli - and global - defense and government scenes. They will share their stories, insights and some revelations in a way sure to enlighten our viewers who are encouraged to keep these topics in prayer ~ Psalm 122.

Episodes

  • 28min

    TV7 Israel Watchmen Talk – BG (Ret.) Amnon Sofrin, Former Mossad Chief of Intelligence (Part II)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the second of a three-part interview with Amnon Sofrin, who started his military career as an infantryman, taking part in some of the fiercest fighting during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. After suffering battle wounds, he shifted to the Intelligence Corps where he rose through the ranks to serve…
    June 18, 2022 5144 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel Watchmen Talk – BG (Ret.) Amnon Sofrin, Former Mossad Chief of Intelligence (Part I)

    Please join host Amir Oren for first of a three-part interview with Amnon Sofrin, who started his military career as an infantryman, taking part in some of the fiercest fighting during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. After suffering battle wounds, he shifted to the Intelligence Corps where he rose through the ranks to serve in…
    June 04, 2022 5349 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel Watchmen Talk – Amb. Ron Prosor, former Foreign Ministry Director General (Part II)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the second of a two-part interview with Ambassador Ron Posor. Career Foreign Service officer Ron Prosor is returning to a diplomatic post as Israeli Ambassador to Germany after working in the private sector for several years.. He previously served in the coveted assignments as Jerusalem’s Ambassador to London and…
    May 07, 2022 2827 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel Watchmen Talk – Amb. Ron Prosor, former Foreign Ministry Director General (Part I)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the first of a two-part interview with Ambassador Ron Posor. Career Foreign Service officer Ron Prosor is returning to a diplomatic post as Israeli Ambassador to Germany after working in the private sector for several years.. He previously served in the coveted assignments as Jerusalem’s Ambassador to London and…
    April 30, 2022 2873 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel Watchmen Talk – Brig. Gen. (Res.) Hanan Gefen, former Unit 8200 Chief

    The Israel Defense Forces produced several excellent organizations, perhaps most notably the Air Force, Paratroopers, Armor and Special Force. Lately, in light of its much-lauded record, one unit of the Military Intelligence Corps has gained particular prominence: Unit 8200, Israel’s National Security Agency (or Government Communications Headquarters) and Cyber Command. Please join host Amir Oren…
    April 16, 2022 5031 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel Watchmen Talk – BG (Res.) Doron Gavish, Air Defense Chief (Part II)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the second of a two-part interview with Brigadier General (Res.) Doron Gavish. The Israeli Air Force is a world leader due to several factors, particularly the constant threat of actual attack from Lebanon and Gaza, as well as potentially from Iran and territories under its control. As one of…
    April 10, 2022 3406 views
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    TV7 Israel Watchmen Talk – BG (Res.) Doron Gavish, IDF Air Defense Chief (Part I)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the first of a two-part interview with Brigadier General (Res.) Doron Gavish. The Israeli Air Force is a world leader due to several factors, particularly the constant threat of actual attack from Lebanon and Gaza, as well as potentially from Iran and territories under its control. As one of…
    April 02, 2022 4065 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel Watchmen Talk – BG (Res.) Yuval Bazak, Commands and Concepts (Part II)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the second of a two-part interview with Brigadier General (Res.) Yuval Bazak, who served as an Infantry officer in the Golani Brigades and other command positions in the Israel Defense Forces for more than 30 years. While leading Israeli troops from platoon to brigade levels, he conducted counter-terror campaigns…
    March 19, 2022 3840 views
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    TV7 Israel Watchmen Talk – BG (Res.) Yuval Bazak, Commands and Concepts (Part I)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the first of a two-part interview with Brigadier General (Res.) Yuval Bazak, who served as an Infantry officer in the Golani Brigades and other command positions in the Israel Defense Forces for more than 30 years. While leading Israeli troops from platoon to brigade levels, he conducted counter-terror campaigns…
    March 05, 2022 4824 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel Watchmen Talk - Maj. Gen. (Res) Mickey Edelstein -Fmr IDF Attaché to Washington (Part II)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the second of a two-part interview with IDF Maj. Gen. (Res.) Mickey Edelstein. Maj. Gen. Edelstein recently officially retired as a career officer, although he is still often called up for active reserve duty. The creative and thoughtful former Infantry, Paratrooper and Commando leader. His command as high as…
    February 19, 2022 3262 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel Watchmen Talk - Maj. Gen. (Res) Mickey Edelstein - Fmr IDF Attaché to Washington (Part I)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the first of a two-part interview with IDF Maj. Gen. (Res.) Mickey Edelstein. Maj. Gen. Edelstein recently officially retired as a career officer, although he is still often called up for active reserve duty. The creative and thoughtful former Infantry, Paratrooper and Commando leader. His command as high as…
    February 05, 2022 4698 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel Watchmen Talk - Former MK and IDF Commander Major General (Ret.) David Tzur (Part III)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the third of a three-part interview with former Knesset Member and IDF Commander DR Maj. Gen. Ret.) David Tzur. David “Tzuri” Tzur began his military career as a Paratrooper, during which he participated in many raids. He later joined and ultimately commanded the Coastal Plain District Police and Israel's…
    January 23, 2022 3429 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel Watchmen Talk - Former MK and IDF Commander Major General (Ret.) David Tzur (Part II)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the second of a three-part interview with former Knesset Member and IDF Commander DR Maj. Gen. Ret.) David Tzur. David “Tzuri” Tzur began his military career as a Paratrooper, during which he participated in many raids. He later joined and ultimately commanded the Coastal Plain District Police and Israel's…
    January 22, 2022 3385 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel Watchmen Talk - Former MK and IDF Commander Major General (Ret.) David Tzur (Part I)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the first of a three-part interview with former Knesset Member and IDF Commander DR Maj. Gen. Ret.) David Tzur. David “Tzuri” Tzur began his military career as a Paratrooper, during which he participated in many raids. He later joined and ultimately commanded the Coastal Plain District Police and Israel's…
    January 15, 2022 3998 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – IDF Maj. Gen.(res) Gershon Hacohen (Part II)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the second of a two-part interview with IDF Maj. Gen.(res) Gershon Hacohen, who is known throughout the Israeli military community as uniquely thoughtful, articulate - and opinionated. As one of the first officers of a religious-upbringing to reach the top tier of the IDF, Hacohen served in the 1973…
    January 01, 2022 5291 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – IDF Maj. Gen.(res) Gershon Hacohen (Part I)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the first of a two-part interview with IDF Maj. Gen.(res) Gershon Hacohen, who is known throughout the Israeli military community as uniquely thoughtful, articulate - and opinionated. As one of the first officers of a religious-upbringing to reach the top tier of the IDF, Hacohen served in the 1973…
    December 18, 2021 5941 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – Navy Head of Operations Admiral Daniel Hagari (Part II)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the second of a two-part interview with Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari. As a Naval Commando throughout most of his career, Hagari is the senior operations staff officer under Israel’s Navy Chief. Rising through the ranks of the Shayetet 13 Israeli Seals naval reconnaissance to ‘dive and demolish in order…
    December 05, 2021 7250 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – Navy Head of Operations Admiral Daniel Hagari (Part I)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the first of a two-part interview with Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari. As a Naval Commando throughout most of his career, Hagari is the senior operations staff officer under Israel’s Navy Chief. Rising through the ranks of the Shayetet 13 Israeli Seals naval reconnaissance to ‘dive and demolish in order…
    December 04, 2021 8588 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel: Watchman Talk - Rear Admiral (ret.)Prof. Shaul Chorev, Atomic Energy, Haifa U. (Part II)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the second of a two-part interview with Admiral-turned-Professor Chorev who is probably Israel’s most knowledgeable and dedicated advocate of maritime awareness and investment in military and civilian dimensions alike. Chorev had a unique Naval career, commanding a landing ship, missile boats and submarines. When he took off his white…
    November 20, 2021 4448 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel: Watchman Talk - Rear Admiral (ret.) Prof. Shaul Chorev, Atomic Energy, Haifa U. (Part I)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the first of a two-part interview with Admiral-turned-Professor Chorev who is probably Israel’s most knowledgeable and dedicated advocate of maritime awareness and investment in military and civilian dimensions alike. Chorev had a unique naval career, commanding a landing ship, missile boats and submarines. When he took off his white…
    November 06, 2021 4786 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – Former IDF COGAT, Major Gen. (ret.) Eitan Dangot (Part II)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the second of a two-part interview with retired Maj. Gen. Eitan Dangot, who came up through the Artillery Branch, fought alongside paratroopers in Lebanon, commanded and trained fire units, was a Defense Attache in the Netherlands, served as Chief of Staff in the Home Rear Command and served as…
    October 24, 2021 4126 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – Former IDF COGAT, Major Gen. (ret.) Eitan Dangot (Part I)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the first of a two-part interview with retired Maj. Gen. Eitan Dangot, who came up through the Artillery Branch, fought alongside paratroopers in Lebanon, commanded and trained fire units, was a Defense Attache in the Netherlands, served as Chief of Staff in the Home Rear Command and served as…
    October 23, 2021 4940 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk –Brig. Gen. (Res) Relik Shafir, IAF pilot & Commander, Operation Opera -P2

    Please join host Amir Oren for the second of a two-part interview with Ace IAF Fighter Pilot, Brig. Gen. (Res) Relik Shafir. Gen. Shafir is a member of the select company of IAF fighter pilots with a distinguished record of an “Ace,” having downed at least five enemy planes in dogfights and participating in important…
    October 16, 2021 6081 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk –Brig. Gen. (Res) Relik Shafir, IAF pilot & Commander, Operation Opera -P1

    Please join host Amir Oren for the first of a two-part interview with Ace IAF Fighter Pilot, Brig. Gen. (Res) Relik Shafir. Gen. Shafir is a member of the select company of IAF fighter pilots with a distinguished record of an “Ace,” having downed at least five enemy planes in dogfights and participating in important…
    October 02, 2021 6266 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – Israeli Minister of Diaspora Affairs & former IDF Spokesman Nachman Shai

    Please join host Amir Oren for an interview with Minister for Jewish Diaspora Affairs Nachman Shai, who is likely Israel’s foremost authority on military-media relations. If this issue has four or five angles to it, Shai has seen it from six. Prior to entering politics, then-Brigadier General Shai was a member of the General Staff…
    September 18, 2021 4667 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk - LTG (Ret.) Ehud Barak, Israel’s former Prime Minister (Part III)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the third of a three-part interview with Ehud Barak. If there is one Israeli who deserves to be the proverbial man who needs no introduction, it is Ehud Barak. For some 35 years a soldier, in the next 25 years or so moving in and out of politics, Barak…
    September 15, 2021 4001 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk - LTG (Ret.) Ehud Barak, Israel’s former Prime Minister (Part II)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the second of a three-part interview with Ehud Barak. If there is one Israeli who deserves to be the proverbial man who needs no introduction, it is Ehud Barak. For some 35 years a soldier, in the next 25 years or so moving in and out of politics, Barak…
    September 11, 2021 6533 views
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    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk - LTG (Ret.) Ehud Barak, Israel’s former Prime Minister (Part I)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the first of a three-part interview with Ehud Barak. If there is one Israeli who deserves to be the proverbial man who needs no introduction, it is Ehud Barak. For some 35 years a soldier, in the next 25 years or so moving in and out of politics, Barak…
    September 04, 2021 7955 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel: Watchman Talk- BG (ret.) Avigdor Kahalani, Armored Division CDR & War Hero (Part II)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the second of a two-part interview Avigdor Kahalani, one of Israel’s best-known Armor commanders, retired as a Brigadier-General after leading fighting and training on all levels, from a single tank crew to platoon to company to battalion to brigade to division. Badly wounded in the Six-Day War, when he…
    August 29, 2021 5364 views
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    TV7 Israel: Watchman Talk - BG (ret.) Avigdor Kahalani; Armored Division Commander & war hero-Part I

    Please join host Amir Oren for the first of a two-part interview with Avigdor Kahalani, one of Israel’s best-known Armor commanders, retired as a Brigadier-General after leading fighting and training on all levels, from a single tank crew to platoon to company to battalion to brigade to division. Badly wounded in the Six-Day War, when…
    August 14, 2021 7777 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk– BG (ret) Uzi Eilam, former head Israel Atomic Energy Commission (Part II)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the second of a two-part interview with former Israel Atomic Energy Commission Director Uzi Eilam, who is also a retired IDF Brigadier General who commanded various military units during his service to IDF. Gen. Eilam has been closely involved in many of the most crucial decision-making events in the…
    August 07, 2021 6523 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – BG (ret) Uzi Eilam, former head Israel Atomic Energy Commission (Part I)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the first of a two-part interview with former Israel Atomic Energy Commission Director Uzi Eilam, who is also a retired IDF Brigadier General who commanded various military units during his service to IDF. Gen. Eilam has been closely involved in many of the most crucial decision-making events in the…
    July 31, 2021 5744 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – Dr. Uzi Rubin, former IMoD Head of Missile Defense (Part II)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the second of a two-part interview with Dr. Rubin, who is a prominent expert on missile defense and the resilience of Israel’s home front. Dr. Rubin was the founder and first director (1991-1999) of the Israel Missile Defense Organization in the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMoD), which developed, produced…
    July 17, 2021 6792 views
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    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – Dr. Uzi Rubin, former IMoD Head of Missile Defense (Part I)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the first of a two-part interview with Dr. Rubin, who is a prominent expert on missile defense and the resilience of Israel’s home front. Dr. Rubin was the founder and first director (1991-1999) of the Israel Missile Defense Organization in the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMoD), which developed, produced…
    July 03, 2021 7538 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – Former Mossad, National Security Advisor Dr. Uzi Arad (Part II)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the second of a two-part interview with Dr. Uzi Arad, who formerly served for more than 2 decades as Director of Research and senior liaison at Israel’s Mossad national intelligence agency. After being appointed as Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Dr. Arad participated negotiations with neighboring…
    June 19, 2021 11771 views
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    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – Former Mossad, National Security Advisor Dr. Uzi Arad (Part I)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the first of a two-part interview with Dr. Uzi Arad, who formerly served for more than 2 decades as Director of Research and senior liaison at Israel’s Mossad national intelligence agency. After being appointed as Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Dr. Arad participated negotiations with neighboring…
    June 05, 2021 17838 views
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    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – Cyber Warfare Expert Col. (res) Gabriel Siboni

    Please join host Amir Oren for a special interview with Col. (res.) Gabriel “Gabi” Siboni, who is the director of the Military and Strategic Affairs Program and Cyber Security Program at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) and editor of the INSS Cyber, Intelligence and Security journal. Col. Siboni is also the Chief Methodologist…
    May 22, 2021 12684 views
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    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – Former Mossad Chief & MK, IDF Maj. Gen. (ret) Danny Yatom (Part II)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the second of a two-part interview with former Israeli Knesset Member and IDF Major General (ret) Danny Yatom. After more than three decades in the Israeli Defense Forces leading Commando and Armor units up to division level, Gen. Yatom was appointed as head of Israel’s renowned Mossad national intelligence…
    May 15, 2021 23869 views
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    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – Former Mossad Chief & MK, IDF Maj. Gen. (ret) Danny Yatom (Part I)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the first of a two-part interview with former Israeli Knesset Member and IDF Major General (ret) Danny Yatom. After more than three decades in the Israeli Defense Forces leading Commando and Armor units up to division level, Gen. Yatom was appointed as head of Israel’s renowned Mossad national intelligence…
    May 01, 2021 15136 views
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    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – Former IDF Surgeon General Brig. Gen. (ret) Dr. Tarif Bader

    Please join host Amir Oren for an interview with former IDF Surgeon General Brig. Gen. (ret) Dr. Tarif Bader, whose background reflects the unique make-up of Israeli society by uniting the military, medical and minority sectors. Born and raised in the Galilee Druze village of Hurfeish, he attended medical school under the auspices of the…
    April 17, 2021 10880 views
  • 28min

    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – Israel Police Commissioner (Ret) Maj. Gen. Shachar Ayalon (Part II)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the second of a two-part interview with Major General (Ret.) Shachar Ayalon, who retired from Israel’s National Police as Deputy Commissioner General, with vast experience in public security, law and order. Ayalon has been a founding-member of the elite SWAT team YAMAM, trained in hostage situations and other sensitive…
    April 03, 2021 7029 views
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    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – Israel Police Commissioner (Ret) Maj. Gen. Shachar Ayalon (Part I)

    Please join host Amir Oren for the first of a two-part interview with Major General (Ret.) Shachar Ayalon, who retired from Israel’s National Police as Deputy Commissioner General, with vast experience in public security, law and order. Ayalon has been a founding-member of the elite SWAT team YAMAM, trained in hostage situations and other sensitive…
    March 20, 2021 6371 views
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    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – fmr. IDF Dep. Chief, Amb & Min. Maj. Gen. (res.) Matan Vilnai (Part II)

    Join us for the second of a two-part interview with Matan Vilnai, whose last official position was as Israel’s Ambassador to China, after having served as a Member of Knesset and Cabinet Minister under Prime Ministers Ehud Barak and Ariel Sharon. Amb. Vilnai is most known for his distinguished military career as a bold and…
    February 06, 2021 8116 views
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    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – former IDF Dep. Chief, Amb &Minister Maj.Gen. (res.)Matan Vilnai (PartI)

    Please join us for the first of a two-part interview with Matan Vilnai, whose last official position was as Israel’s Ambassador to China, after having served as a Member of Knesset and Cabinet Minister under Prime Ministers Ehud Barak and Ariel Sharon. He is most known for his distinguished military career as a bold and…
    January 23, 2021 14199 views
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    TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk – Brigadier-General Effi Defrin, IDF’ Intl Cooperation Division Chief (P2)

    Please join us for the second of a two-part interview with Brig. Gen. Effi Defrin, an Armor officer by training and combat experience, who heads the International Cooperation Division in the Israel Defense Forces General Staff. The General is in charge of liaison with foreign Defense Attaches based in Tel Aviv, with Israeli attaches abroad,…
    December 19, 2020 7198 views
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