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Dr. Gabi Siboni is a senior expert on national security, military strategy and operations, military technology, cyber warfare, and force buildup.

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Dr. Gabi Siboni is Senior Research Fellow, the Director of Military and Strategic Affairs Program and the Director of Cyber Warfare Program at the Tel Aviv University's Institute for National Security Studies (INSS). Dr. Siboni is also the editor of Military and Strategic Affairs Journal at the INSS. Dr. Gabi Siboni is also the head of the Cyber Engineering Program at the Engineering School of Shenkar College in Tel Aviv.

In his extensive IDF career, Colonel (res.) Siboni served as a fighter and commander in the Golani Brigade and completed his service as commander of the brigade’s reconnaissance unit. Within the scope of his reserve service, Colonel (res.) Siboni served as senior staff officer of the Golani Brigade, A Division's chief of staff and presently as a senior planner for the IDF Northern Command.

In addition, Dr. Siboni serves as vice head and chief methodologist of the IDF's Research Center for Force Utilization and Buildup – Experimentation Laboratory. He is also a consultant in a wide range of fields, including: Cyber warfare, strategic and operations planning, technology, risk management, information systems and more.

Dr. Siboni holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in engineering from Tel Aviv University and a Ph.D in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from Ben-Gurion University.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Cyber Warfare and Operations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Operation & Force BuildupPlanning
  • Special Operations Planning
  • Simulation of Military Operations   
  • Risk Management
  • Command and Control Systems
  • Border Control
  • Decision Support Systems (DSS)
  • Military Technology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2006-            Senior Research Fellow and (from 2008) Director of Military and Strategic Affairs
                     Program and (from 2010) Director of Cyber Warfare Research Program. Tel Aviv
                     University's Institute for National Security Studies (INSS);
    
2008-            Editor of Military and Strategic Affairs Journal at the (INSS). A peer reviewed
                     journal published 3 times a year dealing with military, strategy and cyber security;

2014-            Faculty member & Head of Cyber Engineering (B.Sc) at the Engineering School of
                     Shenkar College;

2013-            Consultant for the R&D of ICS Cyber Defense sollution for a Major Israel-US Firm;

2012-            Consultant to Motorola Solutions on Cyber business development;

2011-            Consultant to Rafael Advanced Defense Systems on Cyber related business   
                     development;

2005-            Consultant to the Operations Branch of the IDF for Strategic, Operation and Force
                     Buildup planning;
    
2006-            Operation Branch of the IDF – Chief methodologist of the IDF's Research Center
                     for Force Utilization and Buildup – Experimentation Laboratory;
    
2006-            Consultant to the Northern Command of the IDF for, Operation and Special
                     Operations planning;
    
2006-            Risk Management to Israel AirPort Authority Operations Branch;
    
2007- 2010   Strategic planning and Force Buildup Consultant to Prime minister's office;
    
2006-2007    Consultant – Border control: Israel – Egypt & Israel – Jordanian: Operational
                     concept, Identifying of technological gaps and solutions;
    
2006-2008    Developer of the operational concept and training for remote operational
                     targeting concept consultant for border protection;
    
2003-2005    Digital Army Project – Technological and Operational advisor. Senior team member
                     for the Israeli Army.  Development and implementation of ground forces C4 system.
                     Development of operational concept.
    
2004-2005    Senior team member for the Israeli ground forces special low intensity
                     combat unit: Development of the operational concept, field and theoretical testing;
    
2003-2005    Consultant for the IDF Judea & Samaria division for counter-terror operations
                     concepts;
    
2002-2006    IDF Command Collage – Combat Studies Institute: co-editor of the military
                     publication Wisdom of Action;

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Gabi Sibobi, Cyber tools are no substitute for human intelligence, Haaretz, July 2, 2014

Shahar Argaman and Gabi Siboni, Commercial and Industrial Cyber Espionage in Israel, Military and Strategic Affairs, Volume 6, No. 1, March 2014

Carmit Valensi and Gabi Siboni, Rockets in the South Yet Once More: Israel's Gaza Dilemma, INSS Insight No. 528, March 18, 2014

Gabi Siboni and Yoni Eshpar, Dilemas in the Use of Autonomous Weapons, Strategic Assessment, Volume 16, No. 4, January 2014

Gabi Siboni, Daniel Cohen, Aviv Rotbart, The Threat of Terrorist Organizations in Cyberspace, Military and Strategic Affairs, Volume 5, No. 3, December 2013

Gabi Siboni and Rami Ben-Barak, The Sinai Peninsula Threat and Respond Concept, Brookings Institute, The Saban Center Analysis Paper Series, No. 32, January 2014

Gabi Siboni (editor), Cyberspace and National Security: Selected Articles, INSS, June, 2013

Gabi Siboni and Amir Averbuch, The Classic Cyber Defense Methods Have Failed - What Comes Next?, INSS, Military and Strategic Affairs, Volume 5, No. 1, May 2013

Gabi Siboni, No need to show Assad the door, yet, Israel Hyom Newspaper, 21 May ,2013

Gabi Siboni and Sami Kronenfeld, Iran and Cyberspace Warfare, INSS, Military and Strategic Affairs, Volume 4, No. 3, December 2012

Gabi Siboni and Y. R., What Lies behind Chinese Cyber Warfare, INSS, Military and Strategic Affairs, Volume 4, No. 2 September 2012

Gabi Siboni, ed. Israel-Egypt Relations in Light of Security-Related Incidents in the Sinai Peninsula Political-Security Simulation, September 2012

Yoram Schweitzer, Gabi Siboni, Einav Yogev, Cyberspace and Terrorist Organizations, Military and Strategic Affairs, Volume 3, No. 3, December 2011

Gabi Siboni, The Challenges of Warfare Facing the IDF in Densley Populated Areas, INSS, Military and Strategic Affairs, Volume 4 No. 1, April 2012

Gabi Siboni, Force Deployment Planning in the IDF General Staff, INSS, Military and Strategic Affairs, Volume 3, No. 2 November 2011

Gabi Siboni, Fighting the Next War, Israel Hyom Newspaper, 6 December, 2011

Gabi Siboni, Protecting Critical Assets and Infrastructures from Cyber Attacks, INSS, Military and Strategic Affairs, Volume 3, No. 1, May 2011

Gabi Siboni, Defeating Suicide Terrorism in Judea and Samaria, 2002–2005, INSS, Military and Strategic Affairs, Volume 2, No. 2, October 2010

Gabi Siboni, The Changing Threat, INSS, Military and Strategic Affairs, Volume 2, No. 1, June 2010

Gabi Siboni, The Lebanon and Gaza Campaigns: Operational and Ethical-Legal Lessons, Strategic Survey for Israel 2010, INSS, Brom, Shlomo and Kurz, Anat, eds., August 2010

Gabi Siboni, Syria is no Different from Hamas or Hezbollah, Haaretz Newspaper, February 15, 2010

Gabi Siboni, A Border Authority on the Egypt Frontier, Haaretz Newspaper, January 14, 2010

Gabi Siboni, Three Years since the Second Lebanon War: Opening Remarks, Military and Strategic Affairs, Volume 1, No. 2, October 2009

Gabi Siboni, War and Victory, INSS, Military and Strategic Affairs, Volume 1, No. 3, December 2009

Gabi Siboni, Don't Run to Assad, Haaretz Newspaper, 15 November, 2009

Gabi Siboni and Amir Kulick, The Second Lebanon War as a Watershed, INSS, Military and Strategic Affairs, Volume 1, No. 2, October 2009

Gabi Siboni, The Third Threat, Haaretz Newspaper, 30 September, 2009

Gabi Siboni, Demilitarization is not Feasible, Haaretz Newspaper, 1 January, 2009

Gabi Siboni, An Anti-abduction Law, Haaretz Newspaper, 3 June, 2009

Gabi Siboni, Defense Costs Money, Haaretz Newspaper, 16 May, 2009

Gabi Siboni, From the Second Intifada through the Second Lebanon War to Operation Cast Lead: Puzzle Pieces of a Single Campaign, INSS, Military and Strategic Affairs, Volume 1, No. 1, April 2009

Gabi Siboni, Disproportionate Force: Israel’s Concept of Response in Light of the Second Lebanon War, INSS Insight No. 74, 2 October, 2008.

Gabi Siboni, Victims of Friendly Fire: The Winograd Commission vs. the Citizens of Israel, Strategic Assessment, Vol. 11, No. 1, June 2008, 

Gabi Siboni, High Trajectory Weapons and Guerilla Warfare: Adjusting Fundamental Security Concepts, INSS, Strategic Assessment, February 2008, Vol. 10, No. 4

Gabi Siboni, Comments: On Command, Authority, and Responsibility in the IDF - A Response to Yehuda Ben Meir, Strategic Assessment, Volume 10, No. 3, December 2007

Gabi Siboni, Command and Authority in the IDF: The Winograd Challenge, INSS, Strategic Assessment, Vol. 10, No. 2, August 2007.

Gabi Siboni, From Gaza to Lebanon and Back, INSS, Strategic Assessment, Vol. 10, No. 1, June 2007.

Gabi Siboni, Command in the IDF, INSS, Strategic Assessment, Vol. 9, No. 4, March 2007.

Gabi Siboni, The Military Campaign in Lebanon in: The Second Lebanon War: Strategic Perspectives. INSS, Brom, Shlomo and Elran, Meir, eds., 2007.

Gabi Siboni, The Operational Aspects to Fighting the Qassam, INSS, Strategic Assessment, Vol. 9, No. 3, November 2006.

Gabi Siboni, The Military Battle against Terrorism: Direct Contact vs. Standoff Warfare, INSS, Strategic Assessment, Vol. 9, No. 1, April 2006