Iran to launch first cyber command: official   2011-11-01 02:40:17 FeedbackPrintRSS

TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- Head of Iran's Passive Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam-Reza Jalali said Monday that Iran will establish the country's first cyber command, the semi- official Mehr news agency reported.

The cyber command will be tasked with monitoring, identifying and countering cyber threats against the national infrastructure, Jalali was quoted as saying.

Iran announced in May that general outlines for the cyber command had been prepared and examined by the Supreme National Security Council and senior officials of the armed forces.

In August, Jalali said Iran planned to hold a massive "cyber security maneuver" to increase readiness against possible cyber attacks on the country and to assess the readiness of its organizations and departments to prevent future cyber intrusions.

Editor: Chen Zhi
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