Unit 8200

Updated: 09/22/2017 by Computer Hope
Unit 8200

Unit 8200, also known as Central Collection Unit of the Intelligence Corps, is a unit in the Israeli Intelligence Corps located in Tel Aviv, Israel. It collects SIGINT, performs encryption analysis and code breaking, and conducts cyber warfare operations. It was founded in 1952 with help from the government of the United States, and today it is the largest unit in the Israeli Defense Forces.

Unit 8200 is also renowned as a training ground for some of the world's greatest computer scientists and tech visionaries. In 2016, Forbes magazine called Unit 8200 "Israel's secret startup machine."

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