Cyber War: Israeli cadets turn to combat Quidditch

Canadian Quidditch player Arfy Papadam. Probably not how the Israeli military do it. Photo: Jeff de Pasquale JDE

The Israeli military’s elite Cyber Command is honing its skills at Hogwarts. A small, handpicked group of computer wizards in the command’s officers training course is preparing to combat hostile hackers by fighting in a virtual battlefield modelled on the adventures of Harry Potter.  

During the course, cyber cadets are assigned to groups named after houses at the school in JK Rowling’s books. One

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