Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said that the department has organized a special working group to deal with cyber threats in the United States. Azari Jahromi said on May 13 that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has developed a number of initiatives to address the US government’s cyber terrorist acts and hostile measures.
Iran has set up a working group at the National Center of Virtual Space a year ago to study various situations, threats, and sanctions and take the necessary measures. Azari Jahromi pointed out that most of the US sanctions against the Iranian network industry were implemented in the past year. Although all international cloud computing providers have stopped providing Internet services to Iranian companies, Iran’s cyberspace has not been disrupted. Iran has developed the necessary plans to address possible Internet outages.
In August 2016, Iran launched the first phase of the national data network. The national network will provide a new Internet system that will be more secure and 60 times faster than the best available network.