More attention needs to be paid to cyber threats against ports and shipping

November 4, 2018 CYBER SECURITY

cyber threats against ports.

Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali, head of Passive Defence Organisation of Iran, has said more attention needs to be paid to cyber threats against commercial ports and shipping, insisting that this is a real area of concern.

Iran Press / Iran news: According to an Iran Press report, in an exclusive interview on Sunday, Brigadier General Jalali said: “Cyber threats which impact our ports and maritime operations are a critical issue which must be discussed, and we must be payed great attention to this issue.”

He added: “Cyber threats can be divided into three categories. The first one is, the probable extension of sanctions to cover the realm of infrastructure and cyberspace. The other one is, penetration and a cyber-attack on our maritime infrastructures. There have been significant joint efforts which have been carried out by the “Passive defence” and “Port and Maritime” Organisations and with decent structures regarding cyber defense and passive defense, we can jointly strengthen our infrastructure against cyber-threats.”

In further remarks, the head of the Passive Defence Organisation of Iran said: “In fact, to deal with this issue, we devised and prepared five guidelines or instructions, which are:

(1) An Emergency Response Project which is currently being  implemented.

(2)  Emergency security of Cyber Infrastructures.

(3) Protection of our computer systems and immunizing against a cyber-attack, which means security in the long term.

(4) Information Retrieval when a cyber-attack does take place.

(5) Cyber Preparedness and simulating a cyber-attack.”




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