- The most critical computer and communication
networks used by the U.S. government and military are secured by encryption
software written by an Israeli "code breaker" tied to an Israeli
state-run scientific institution.
- The National Security Agency (NSA), the
U.S. intelligence agency with the mandate to protect government and military
computer networks and provide secure communications for all branches of
the U.S. government uses security software written by an Israeli code breaker
whose home office is located at the Weizmann Institute in Israel.
- A Bedford, Massachusetts-based company
called RSA Security, Inc. issued a press release on March 28, 2006, which
revealed that the NSA would be using its security software:
- "U.S. Department of Defense Agency
Selects RSA Security Encryption Software" was the headline of the
company's press release which announced that the National Security Agency
had selected its encryption software to be used in the agency's "classified
- RSA stands for the names of the founders
of the company: Ronald L. Rivest, Adi Shamir, and Leonard M. Adleman. Adi
Shamir, the lead theoretician, is an Israeli citizen and a professor at
the Weizmann Institute, a scientific institution tied to the Israeli defense
- "My main area of research is cryptography
making and breaking codes," Shamir's webpage at the Weizmann
Institute says. "It is motivated by the explosive growth of computer
networks and wireless communication. Without cryptographic protection,
confidential information can be exposed to eavesdroppers, modified by hackers,
or forged by criminals."
- The NSA/Central Security Service defines
itself as America's cryptologic organization, which "coordinates,
directs, and performs highly specialized activities to protect U.S. government
information systems and produce foreign signals intelligence information."
- The fact that the federal intelligence
agency responsible for protecting the most critical computer systems and
communications networks used by all branches of the U.S. government and
military is using Israeli-made encryption software should come as no surprise.
The RSA press release is just the icing on the cake; the keys to the most
critical computer networks in the United States have long been held in
- AFP inquired with the NSA about its use
of Israeli-made security software for classified communications projects
and asked why such outsourcing was not seen as a national security threat.
Why is "America's cryptologic organization" using Israeli encryption
- NSA spokesman Ken White said that the
agency is "researching" the matter and would respond in the coming
- American Free Press has previously revealed
that scores of "security software" companies spawned and
funded by the Mossad, the Israeli military intelligence agency have
proliferated in the United States. The "security" software products
of many of these usually short-lived Israeli-run companies have been integrated
into the computer products which are provided to the U.S. government by
leading suppliers such as Unisys.
- Unisys integrated Israeli security software,
provided by the Israel-based Check Point Software Technologies and Eurekify,
into its own software, so that Israeli software, written by Mossad-linked
companies, now "secures" the most sensitive computers in the
U.S. government and commercial sector.
- The Mossad-spawned computer security
firms typically have a main office based in the U.S. while their research
and development is done in Israel. The Mossad start-up firms usually have
short lives before they are acquired for exaggerated sums of money by a
larger company, enriching their Israeli owners in the process and integrating
the Israeli directors and their Mossad-produced software into the parent
- RSA, for example, an older security software
company, acquired an Israeli-run security software company, named Cyota,
at the end of 2005 for $145 million.
- In January 2005, Cyota, "the leading
provider of online security and anti-fraud solutions for financial institutions"
had announced that "security expert" Amit Yoran, had joined the
company's board of directors. Prior to becoming a director at Cyota, Yoran,
a 34-year old Israeli, had already been the national "Cyber Czar,"
having served as director of the Department of Homeland Security's National
Cyber Security Division.
- Yoran had been appointed "Cyber
Czar" at age 32 by President George W. Bush in September 2003.
- Before joining DHS, Yoran had been vice
president for worldwide managed security services at Symantec. Prior to
that, he had been the founder, president and CEO of Riptech, Inc., an information
security management and monitoring firm, which Symantec acquired in 2002
for $145 million.
- Yoran and his brother Naftali Elad Yoran
are graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at Westpoint. Elad graduated
in 1991 and Amit in 1993. Along with their brother Dov, the Yoran brothers
are key players in the security software market. Amit has also held critical
positions in the U.S. government overseeing computer security for the very
systems that apparently failed on 9/11.
- Before founding Riptech in 1998, Yoran
directed the vulnerability-assessment program within the computer emergency
response team at the US Department of Defense. Yoran previously served
as an officer in the United States Air Force as the Director of Vulnerability
Programs for the Department of Defense's Computer Emergency Response Team
and in support of the Assistant Secretary of Defense's Office.
- In June 2005, Yoran joined the board
of directors of Guardium, Inc., another Mossad-spawned "provider of
database security solutions" based in Waltham, Massachusetts.
- Guardium is linked with Ptech, an apparent
Mossad "cut out" computer security company linked with the 9/11
- Ptech, a computer software company in
Quincy, Mass., was supposedly a small start-up company founded by a Lebanese
Muslim and funded by a Saudi millionaire. Yet Ptech's clients included
all the key federal governmental agencies, including the U.S. Army, the
U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Naval Air Command, Congress, the Department of
Energy, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Internal Revenue Service,
NATO, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Secret Service and even
the White House.
- The marketing manager at Ptech, Inc.
when the company started in the mid-1990s, however, was not a Muslim or
an Arab, but an American Jewish lawyer named Michael S. Goff who had suddenly
quit his law firm for no apparent reason and joined the Arab-run start-up
- Goff was the company's information systems
manager and had single-handedly managed the company's marketing and "all
procurement" of software, systems and peripherals. He also trained
the employees. Goff was obviously the key person at Ptech.
- In the wake of 9/11, during the Citizens'
Commission hearings in New York, Indira Singh, a consultant who had worked
on a Defense Advanced Research Project, pointed to Ptech and MITRE Corp.
being involved in computer "interoperability issues" between
the FAA and NORAD. At this time Ptech's ties to Arabs was the focus, and
Goff was out of the picture.
- "Ptech was with MITRE Corporation
in the basement of the FAA for two years prior to 9/11," Singh said.
"Their specific job is to look at interoperability issues the FAA
had with NORAD and the Air Force in the case of an emergency. If anyone
was in a position to know that the FAA that there was a window of
opportunity or to insert software or to change anything it would
have been Ptech along with MITRE."
- The Mossad-run Guardium company is linked
with Ptech through Goff Communications, the Holliston, Mass.-based public
relations firm previously run by Michael S. Goff and his wife Marcia, which
represents Guardium. Since being exposed in AFP in 2005, however, Michael's
name no longer appears on the company website.
- Photo: Amit Yoran, the Israeli "Cyber
Security Czar" appointed by President George W. Bush in 2003. Yoran
has held various positions since the 1990s in which he oversaw computer
security for the Dept. of Defense computers.
- Although he and his brother reportedly
grew up in Pound Ridge, New York during the 1970s and 1980s, the heads
of the Jewish community told AFP that they had never heard of him. One
said that she had conducted a survey of the Jews living in the small village
of Pound Ridge in the 1970s and she would have remembered if a wealthy
Israeli family named Yoran had been found.
- Why did the locals in Pound Ridge NOT
remember the Yorans?
- Probably because they were NOT in Pound
Ridge - but in Israel. The Pound Ridge address was used to give the appearance
that the Yorans were Americans. I spoke with Elad and he has a distinctive
Israeli accent - not what you would expect for a guy who grew up in a posh
- So, who are the Yorans? Who are their
parents and why did they come to the United States? To raise a couple high-level
moles to infiltrate the most sensitive U.S. computer networks? How could
they have lived for 20 years in Pound Ridge and NOT be remembered.