Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 9
By Khalid Kazimov -- Trend:
Each day 10,000 Internet security incidents are detected in Iran and the country ranks 19th in terms of cyber security, a new report says.
Iran has accomplished only 39 percent of a target 53 percent of its Information Security Management System (ISMS ) and 20 percent of a target 100 percent for launching a Security Operation Center SOC , the report by Mehr news agency said Sept. 9.
IT Minister Mahmoud Vaezi has said most of cyber-attacks against Iran are launched from Israel. According to Vaezi, a number of Western and Arab countries rank behind Israel in launching cyber-attacks on Iran.
Behnaz Arya, director of the Cyberspace Security Exchange Department of the Tehran Computer Guild, said the country is far behind target situations for cyber security improvement.
The research and development budget is not adequate to meet requirements, she said.
She pointed out that ignorance at the organizational level has also created many security holes in the country's cyberspace.
Hossein Samimi, director of the Technological Development at the Ministry of IT, said banking facilities given to the cyber security section last year comprised 19.5 percent of the entire facilities given to IT companies.
Iran confirmed on July 5 that for the past 18 months a spy malware called Dino was targeting sensitive centers inside the country.
In September 2013, the Islamic Republic said that the computer worm of Stuxnet infected 30,000 IP addresses in Iran, but it denied the reports that the cyber worm had damaged computer systems at the country's nuclear power plants.
Edited by CN