Trump’s Actions Have Placed US Businesses At Increased Risk Of Cyber Attacks

In response to President Trump’s remarks on the Iran nuclear agreement this evening, Priscilla Moriuchi, Director of Strategic Threat Development commented below.

Priscilla Moriuchi, Director of Strategic Threat Development at Recorded Future: 

“President Trump’s actions have placed American businesses at increased risk for retaliatory and destructive cyber attacks by the Islamic Republic. We assess that within months, if not sooner, American companies in the financial, critical infrastructure, oil, and energy sectors will likely face aggressive and destructive cyber attacks by Iranian state-sponsored actors.

Further, our research indicates that because of the need for a quick response, the Islamic Republic may utilise contractors that are less politically and ideologically reliable (and trusted) and as a result, could be more difficult to control. It is possible that this dynamic could limit the ability of the government to control the scope and scale of these destructive attacks once they are unleashed.”

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