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Japan-Update

Asia turns to Israel's tech warriors for cyberprotection

Veterans of IDF's elite Unit 8200 bring expertise to the private sector

The Israel Defense Forces recruits the most talented youngsters to work on their intelligence units.(Photo courtesy of the Israel Defense Forces)

JERUSALEM -- With three years left in the countdown to the Tokyo Olympics, Japan's government is increasingly concerned that a major cyberattack could ruin the spectacle. A hit on the railroad system, electric grid or water utilities could be devastating.

Enter veterans of an elite intelligence unit within the Israel Defense Forces.

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