It’s no accident that Israelis start up and run a lot of the world’s cyber security companies. I’ve worked, and continue to work with graduates from 8200. They know their stuff…:
[…] Today, the dream duty-station for Israeli military conscripts is no longer the Air Force, despite its attractive living standards and snazzy uniforms, or the elite Paratrooper division, which sport red (reddish-brown) boots signifying “the best of the best”. Instead, conscripts want to be assigned to Unit 8200, the Israeli signal intelligence service. For graduates of Unit 8200, the cyber war (or the more generic term ‘electronic warfare’) world is their oyster.