DeepINTEL Report: The view from Vienna: OPSEC, Iran’s cyberpower, and tech decoupling
We are a bit late with the summaries from our event. Let’s start with some public information from DeepINTEL 2022. The conference is a closed event where security experts can openly discuss updates on threats, capabilities of potential adversaries, and all kinds of intelligence information related to information security.
Steph Shample, an expert from the Middle East Institute (MEI), gave an update on Iran’s capabilities in past and present APT, cybercrime, ransomware, and cryptocurrency. The connections of Iran with China and Russia were discussed, too. Given the invasion of Ukraine, Russia is trying to get support for its digital operations.
Mohammed Soliman, also from the Middle East Institute, presented his research on the technology containment strategy by the US administration. The stance regarding 5G serves as a blueprint. It is important to emphasise that 5G is not just another mobile network generation. It is a platform connecting many technologies and serving as a bridge to sensitive areas of society and government.
The full description of the MEI’s contribution is published in the blog article titled The view from Vienna: OPSEC, Iran’s cyberpower, and tech decoupling.
DeepINTEL discussed many more topics, including malicious software campaigns, the psychological aspects of social engineering, and insights into the digital aspect of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.