Israel’s State Comptroller Matanyahu Englman said on Monday that his office would be looking into the Central Election Committee’s readiness to ward off cyber attacks that could affect the integrity of the voting process.

The decision comes in the wake of the recent hack of the country’s Shirbit insurance company, which compromised the personal information of thousands of Israelis, including government employees.

The comptroller said that his office is currently completing a comprehensive audit of the Central Election Committee’s computer systems, its computer activity over the last three election campaigns and its readiness to deal with cyber attacks.

Englman noted that the audit seeks to “draw the necessary conclusions ahead of future elections and improve the committee’s operations.”

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