Given the threat to Israel from it's neghbours I had started thinking of the consequences of a sustained attack on it's Internet infrastructure. There are a lot of high tech service industries in Israel that are accessed via the Internet, the consequences of a well resourced and determined attack appears on the surface to be potentially devastating to such businesses.
I assume Israeli ISPs are no stranger to DDoS attacks and other malicious activity, so I would imagine that there is a lot of experience and grassroots research into defence and attack mitigation. Companies like Checkpoint that are based in Israel must have a serious survival of the fittest thing going on. I wonder if we are going to see innovation in the field of network defence or is the opinion of those in peril that it's better to play your cards close to your chest and not let new developments slip into the public domain. I suppose my train of thought leads to the issue of full disclosure by those on the sharp end.