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How Iran's Cyber Game Plan Reflects Its Asymmetrical War Strategy

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Dec 18, 2018 | 10:00 GMT
Iranian cyber operations will continue to pose a threat to companies and organizations in the Middle East and beyond during 2019.

While a U.S.-Iranian cyberwar remains unlikely, lower-level attacks by Tehran against government and private companies and organizations are likely to increase.

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Just as it avoids direct confrontation with the U.S. on the battlefield, Tehran will avoid an all-out war in the digital arena. But it will also use online proxies and mercenaries to mask its involvement in lower-level cyberattacks....

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