Iran to ban senior officials from using smart phone
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 13
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran plans to ban officials who have classified information from using smart phone, Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali, the head of Iran's Civil Defense Organization said.
"We have prepared an instruction on the issue which will be ratified in the new future," Jalali said, Iran's ISNA news agency reported June 13.
Jalali argue that the smart phone manufacturer companies have access to the date inside the phones, and the officials who carry classified information should take precautionary measures.
The Iranian official further touched upon Iran's possible cyber cooperation with other countries.
No official step was taken yet, however it is a necessity, he said.
Jalali said that Iran and Russia discussed cooperation on the issue during the latest talks of the defense ministers.
Countries which their interests is under threat by the US in cyber space are trying to cooperate, Jalali said, adding that Iran, India, China and Russia can cooperate to form a cyber civil defense diplomacy.
Jalali earlier said that the country suffers a technological gap in cyber defense.
He also said that while countries such as the US and UK count cyber attacks as military threats, the Iranian defense and foreign ministries have refrained from recognizing a recent cyber attack on Iran's Natanz nuclear facilities as a threat.
He went on to add that Iran has entered the cyber war since some factories in the country run fully on cyber tools, opening the way for "enemies" to infiltrate the factories' infrastructure.
Iran held cyber defense exercises last October in five provinces to test governmental organizations' resistance against cyber threats.
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