Iranian Official Urges Boost to Iran’s Cyber Defense Power


Given the dynamic nature of the cyber space and cyber threats, Iran should make constant efforts to strengthen its capabilities and maintain preparedness for cyber warfare, a defense official said Sunday.

Addressing a conference in Tehran, Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali said future wars would entail a military cyberspace, pointing to the US move to establish a cyber command.

Highlighting the rapid changes in the cyberspace and intelligent structures, the general stressed the need for up-to-date technologies for the Armed Forces, warning against the employment of the same weapons and equipment for a long time.

Last year, Iran’s Civil Defense Organization unveiled plans for developing a nationwide alarm system that would alert the country’s organizations to possible cyberattacks.

It came after a spate of cyberattacks against Iranian websites in June 2016.