United States officials aren’t the only ones who keep urging the government to establish efficient cyber defense systems to protect against foreign attacks. Iranian officials are doing the same.
Fars News Agency, the Head of Iran's Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali has told an audience that the organization he governs is determined to do everything in its power to reduce the risks.
However, he has highlighted the fact that Teheran should adopt an asymmetric and unconventional civil and cyber defense strategy that isn’t based on the technologies currently utilized by the enemy.
“I think that utilizing hi-tech is like playing in enemy's court because it has been developed based on the capabilities of the enemy,” Jalali explained.
An unconventional strategy is apparently needed because it’s believed that countries such as the US and Israel control most of the high-tech companies.
Jalali claims that it’s unwise to use the same technology that the enemy is using because it's built in a way to allow their adversaries to take control of it whenever they want.