"Constant watch on enemy's threat against the Islamic Republic shows that cyber threats against Iran's national security infrastructure have found a special place and share in enemies' hostile strategy and given the country's current conditions it is necessary to consider (developing) an indigenous cyber defense model as our important priority," Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Basij and Defense Culture Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri said.
He further called for designing a new and smart defense model in the country's defense structure which observes scientific requirements and is appropriate for the country's conditions and enemies' threats.
In relevant remarks on Sunday, Head of Iran's Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali called for Iran's smart confrontation with enemy's cyber threat.
The enemy is developing, mastering and using the hi-tech to strike at Iran and Tehran should adopt a smart civil and cyber defense strategy against this approach, Jalali said, addressing a ceremony in Tehran on Sunday.
Jalali said his organization aims to harness and reduce threats against Iran, "so, threats determine the direction of our movement".
Noting that the threats in the cyber space are changing qualitatively and quantitatively, he said that the enemy is enhancing its technologies using smart systems to have their control wherever these technologies are used.
Then, technologies have become a tool of power in today world, he said, and added that most of the world's new technologies and systems enjoy an IT system to compile and send reports to the producer of that technology.
"I think that utilizing hi-tech is like playing in enemy's court because it has been developed based on the capabilities of the enemy," Jalali said.
He then said the US and Israel own a major share of infrastructural companies and hi-tech firms to the very same end. "Thus, Iran is necessitated to design a new model for cyber defense," he said, adding that such a civil defense model should not be a conventional and symmetric one, given the aforementioned facts.
Over the past few years Iran had been the target of numerous cyber attacks, which had been carried out to disrupt the country's industrial systems, but Iranian experts had been able to successfully monitor and counter the threats.