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Israel Vs Iran cyber war

 
The covert cyber warfare, that goes on between two arch-rivals, that is Israel and Iran. This article also helps understand the potential of cyber attacks and cyber warfare to disrupt a country's critical infrastructure. First, let us begin by talking about what is critical infrastructure. See critical infrastructure refers to those sectors which form the backbone of a country's economy, and the country's national security. This includes sectors such as banking and finance. It also includes the power and energy sector, comprising of nuclear power plants thermal power plants hydroelectric power plants, etc. It also includes water supply systems. Traffic Management airports seaports critical government organizations and institutions, such as the Prime Minister's Office, the Ministry of Defense, as well as key research institutions. So these sectors which constitute the backbone of a country's economy and national security. They are referred to as a country's critical infrastructure. And the IT systems, that are the information technology systems that are controlling operating and running these critical sectors is referred to as critical information infrastructure of a country, and event design cyber-attack has the potential to bring down these IT systems. It means that it is possible to attack a country's critical information infrastructure, through cyberattacks back to cyber warfare. To cause a real-world impact within a country's critical infrastructure can be crippled. So considering the potential of cyber attacks in Beijing a covert proxy war against the target country, most governments around the world. They have built up both offensive and defensive capabilities in cyber warfare. Amongst these countries, Israel and Iran have a long history of engaging in a cold proxy war against each other through cyber attacks. Recently there was an incident where Iran had reportedly unleashed a cyber attack to target the water supply systems of Israel.According to reports from Western intelligence officials. This attack carried out by Iran was partially successful, and it pushed Israel to retaliate against these attacks originated from Iran. So to send out a strong message to Iran and impose a cost on Iran for carrying out cyberattacks, Israeli decided to disrupt the functioning of the Shaheed Raji port, which is located at the Strait of Hormuz, which happens to be a strategic chokepoint, through which most of the world's oil supplies pass through, through a cyber-attack Israel trying to disrupt the functioning of the strategic port. To create traffic jams at the narrow Strait of Hormuz and disrupt the supply and transportation of oil. So this incident of cyber warfare involving Israel and Iran highlights the threat posed by cyber-attacks to a country's critical infrastructure, particularly to countries critical information infrastructure, India on its part has taken a few steps to protect its critical information infrastructure recently it has established the national critical Information Infrastructure Protection Center. Under Section 78 of the Information Technology Act of 2000. This institution has been set up as per the recommendations that were made under the National Cybersecurity policy of 2013. This institution functions under the NTRO or the National Technical research organization, which is the technical intelligence wing of the Research and Analysis. The primary mandate of India's national critical Information Infrastructure Protection center is to defend all forms of cyberattacks against India's critical infrastructure.

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