An 8-day-long program titled ‘Ultimate Mossad Mission’ will be held in Israel from November 18, 2019. Participants of this program will be able to listen to briefings by a former head of Mossad as well as intelligence agents, who will share their riveting stories with the audience. Participants will also get the opportunity of taking part in a hands-on training experience with field agents of the Israeli security agency.
According to information, Mossad will show the participants as to how Israel is a leading player in today’s world’s cyber warfare.
What is Mossad?
The Hebrew word ‘Mossad’, literally meaning “the Institute”, short for HaMossad leModiʿin uleTafkidim Meyuḥadim, meaning “Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations”, is the national intelligence agency of Israel. It is one of the main entities in the Israeli Intelligence Community, along with Aman (military intelligence) and Shin Bet (internal security).
Mossad is responsible for intelligence collection, covert operations, and counterterrorism. In contrast to the government and military, the goals, structure and powers of the Mossad are exempt from the constitutional laws of the State of Israel. However, its activity is subject to secret procedures that have never been published. Its director answers directly to the Prime Minister. Its counter-terrorist unit is known as Kidon.
The largest department of Mossad is Collections, tasked with many aspects of conducting espionage overseas. Employees in the Collections Department operate under a variety of covers, including diplomatic and unofficial. The Political Action and Liaison Department is responsible for working with allied foreign intelligence services, and nations that have no normal diplomatic relations with Israel. Additionally, Mossad has a Research Department, tasked with intelligence production, and a Technology Department concerned with the development of tools for Mossad activities.
Mossad was formed on December 13, 1949, as the Central Institute for Coordination at the recommendation of Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion to Reuven Shiloah. Ben Gurion wanted a central body to coordinate and improve cooperation between the existing security services—the army’s intelligence department (AMAN), the Internal Security Service (Shin Bet), and the foreign office’s “political department”. In March 1951, it was reorganized and made a part of the prime minister’s office, reporting directly to the prime minister.
Mossad’s former motto, be-tachbūlōt ta`aseh lekhā milchāmāh is a quote from the Bible (Proverbs 24:6): “For by wise guidance you can wage your war” (NRSV). The motto was later changed to another Proverbs passage: be-‘éyn tachbūlōt yippol `ām; ū-teshū`āh be-rov yō’éts (Proverbs 11:14). This is translated by NRSV as: “Where there is no guidance, a nation falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.”
In April 2019, Mossad has called upon cyber experts to present their candidacy for integration into the organization’s operational cyber arm.
Yedioth Ahronot noted that the Mossad’s demand for cyber experts set a record number. There are five jobs apart from high-tech jobs.
According to the report in the newspaper, the Mossad was looking for cyber experts for the organization’s operational cyber arm. In the job description it says that “We need a cyber-expert who has excellent control over Internet technologies, operating systems and information security, who likes to think outside the box and is interested in working in a young and dynamic environment from these fields: software development, computer security, computer networks and Internet technologies.”
The Mossad was also looking for a cyber-developer, a cyber-researcher, a developer of large-scale cyber-technology systems, a Dev-opsData developer for the operational cyber arm, and more.
In addition, the Mossad was also looking for an expert /expert in data security in the field of Penetration Testing, infrastructure testing and more.
As mentioned above, apart from cyber jobs, the Mossad published a campaign to fill 10 positions in various hi-tech fields, such as cellular, antennas, software developers, and the like. In all positions there is an advantage for graduates of military courses in this field.