Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Cyberwar? Iran Wants "indigenous cyber defense model"

According to Iran's state affiliated Fars News Agency, a senior Iranian military commander said Monday that Iran needs a new strategy to protect its infrastructure from computer attacks.

"Cyber threats against Iran's national security infrastructure have found a special place and share in enemies' hostile strategy,” the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Basij and Defense Culture said. “Given the country's current conditions it is necessary to consider (developing) an indigenous cyber defense model as our important priority."

According to the Irani official, the US and Israel own a major share of infrastructural companies and hi-tech firms to the very same end. "Thus, Iran is necessitated to design a new model for cyber defense."  Iran claims that the Stuxnet worm is an American and Israeli effort dating back to 2006, designed to set back Iranian nuclear enrichment.  

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