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Iran: Electronic Warfare

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 13th January 2020.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Labour, Barnsley Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the risk of cyber-attack in the UK from Iran as a result of the assassination of Qasem Soleimani.

Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) places a high priority on assuring its systems and dedicates considerable resources to assessing cyber threats; we continue to apply all necessary mitigations to combat these threats. However, for the purpose of safeguarding national security, the MOD does not comment publicly on the specifics of our assessments and activities.

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