Online Cybercrime Emergency Center

Online Cybercrime Emergency Center
Online Cybercrime Emergency Center

An online emergency reporting system for cybercrime has been established by the Law Enforcement Forces, the national police chief, Lieutenant General Hussein Ashtari said at the weekend.

“Through this center, all citizens and users can get in touch with relevant bodies by either reporting a potential threat, filing a complaint, or submitting suggestions via the virtual platform,” he said on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony for the center, Borna News Agency reported.

Each entry will be responded to in less than 10 minutes and the center aims to pave the way for tracking and tackling cybercrime in an efficient and effective manner.

“The project was initiated three months ago, and will facilitate closer coordination between the Iranian Cyber Police (FATA) and other judicial organizations,” the general said.

Cyber attacks on Iran are far more than in other countries. Every day, more than 10,000 cyber attacks occur most of which are neutralized. In September, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi, said Iran plans to focus its policies on making the country one of the best in the region in IT security. The agenda for this high status has been incorporated in the upcoming economic development plan (2016-21).

According to the police chief, a joint working group has been created by the Law Enforcement Forces and the Judiciary to offer the online services related to cyber crime cases.

“Once a suggestion or complaint is fed on the website, the police team will look into it and take the necessary action if there is a likelihood of serious threat to online clients. The measure should help create a sense of added security and safety among internet users.”

Access to safe online networks and provision of cyber security is included in the policy framework of the Fifth Five-Year Economic Development Plan (2011-2016). Setting up an Information Security Management System (ISMS), particularly in government departments, and the Information Security Operation Centers (ISOCs), are among the security requirements that should be implemented, as per the AFTA (national cyber security company) strategic document.

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