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Top Iran Military Official Calls For New Cyber Defense Model

Iran needs a new cyber defense model for its critical infrastructure on the heels of several cyber attacks in the country, a top Iranian military commander said this week.

Brig. Gen. Massoud Jazzayeri, deputy chief of staff for Basij and Defense Culture, told the country’s official news agency the threats to Iran’s national security infrastructure highlights a need for an indigenous cyber model.

He also said the model needs to be in line with the country’s scientific requirements and applicable to current conditions and threats.

Iran has reportedly been determined as the source behind recent cyber attacks on U.S. banks and oil firms based in the Middle East, with some U.S. officials believing surrogates developed the code for the government.

Officials only said publicly they traced the code to a state actor (for more coverage, click over to TheNewNewInternet).

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