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Used to be ten twenty years ago every little country thought they could buy themselves a few 2k computers and compete with the big boys on technology issues. If anything in the 21st century that trend has been entirely reversed. Today if you are doing something with your computers the big boys don't like, they will reach out and touch you.

This attempt as Iran to address the issue with their new cyber police unit is very amusing.

Somebody ought to tell Iran "cyber police" aren't the answer. Enterprise level security is dependent upon a functional OSS which costs tens even hundreds of millions of dollars. If Iran is going to play with the big boys, they are going to catch a few elbows; and that won't exactly change until they anti up and spend the money to get their infrastructure up to snuff. Problem is the anti to even get into the game is likely a large percentage of their entire defense budget; and that's an annual investment.

We are truely at the place in history were folks are going to have to reduce their purchases of real weapons, in order to outfit themselves with imaginary and virtual weapons. Which will be Iran's next realization.

For those of you who don't know. America's cyber defense is currently headed up by a four star geneeral. The United States elivated cyber threats to a combat and command level visibility. It's on par with defense of Taiwan, South Korea, or Iraq in the American threat structure. Likely soon to be a major combat and command like defense of Europe.

Iran announces launch of new cyber police units

TEHRAN, Iran—Iran's state TV says the country has launched its first cyber police unit in the latest attempt by authorities to gain an edge in the digital world.

The Internet has been a key outlet for Iran's political opposition since the disputed presidential election in 2009. Iran also has been trying to boost its web defenses after the Stuxnet computer worm made its way into computers involved with its nuclear program.

The Sunday report quotes Iran's top police chief, Gen. Ismail Ahmadi Moghaddam, as saying the Net has provided opportunities to "others" for spying as well as misuse of both public and private information.

The first cyber cops patrolling the web are in Tehran. Gen. Moghaddam says they will be in all police stations in the country by early 2012.dingbat_story_end_icon.gif

http://www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2011/01/23/iran_announces_launch_of_new_cyber_police_units/

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