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“Iran relies on non-government “hackers” to assist in developing better security” – expert

September 11, 2012

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Iran, just like major powers like U.S. or China relies on non-government “hackers” to assist in developing better security processes, founder of WAF Enterprises, security expert Amrit Williams believes. On Sept. 4, Iran’s cyber police chief Kamal Hadyanfar told IRNA that the police will enlist the while-hat hackers to help fighting the cyber criminals. Amrit […]

“Kinetic attack to destroy Iranian nuclear capabilities can occur”

August 9, 2012

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If there is a serious and concerted effort to destroy Iranian nuclear capabilities through digital means and it fails or is significantly challenged then a kinetic attack would most likely occur sooner rather than later, founder of WAF Enterprises, securty expert Amrit Williams said. Iranian officials have announced that to avoid future cyberattacks, the country […]

Iran to unplug key agencies from Internet

August 7, 2012

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In a bid to avoid future cyberattacks, Iran plans to unplug key government agencies from the Internet starting next month, the country’s telecom chief Reza Taghipour said, ISNA reported. The plan to build a closed, nationwide intranet began in 2005. Two years ago, a limited test network was launched in the province of Qom. “The […]

Iran starts making own anti-virus software

May 3, 2012

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Iran has started making its own anti-virus software, Assistant Professor of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Shiraz, Mohammad Hossein Sheikhi said, ISNA reported. The software is being developed by Iranian experts from Shiraz Computer Emergency Response Team of APA (Academic Protection and Awareness) of Iran. APA centers started operation in 2007 with […]

Iran likely to develop defenses to protect against Stuxnet-like systems – expert

March 24, 2012

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It is likely that Iran is developing defenses to protect against a cyberattack that utilizes similar methods of compromise, exploitation, and distribution as Stuxnet, founder of WAF Enterprises, former Director of Emerging Security Technologies at IBM mobile, Amrit Williams said.

“Iran’s ban on foreign security software lowers attack risks”

February 29, 2012

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If Iran bans the import of foreign software, it will decrease the potential that an aggressor can implement a back-door or other channel to disrupt services, founder of WAF Enterprises, former Director of Emerging Security Technologies at IBM mobile, Amrit Williams said.

Security expert: Iran not to stop nuclear program because of digital threats

February 28, 2012

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Iran is not simply going to stop pursuing their programs because of a digital threat, founder of WAF Enterprises, former Director of Emerging Security Technologies at IBM mobile, Amrit Williams said.

Security expert: Friendly countries can help Iran to create a cyber army

February 27, 2012

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Iran is unlikely to look for Western support in establishing its own cyber army, founder of WAF Enterprises, former Director of Emerging Security Technologies at IBM mobile, Amrit Williams said.

Iran set to build its first cyber army

February 21, 2012

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Director of Iran’s Passive Defense Organization has announced plans to build the first Iranian cyber army following the successful launch of the cyber defense headquarters, Press TV reports.