I Am The Cavalry’s Beau Woods spoke to Vox about what may be in store if Iran decided to launch a cybersecurity attack following the U.S. killing of military leader Qassem Soleimani.
In the long term, Iran may try to pull off a massive attack on America’s defense-industrial companies or even critical infrastructure like the electrical grid or energy sectors. “Iran likely has a foothold in a fair bit” of these places, said Woods. The good news, though, is that it could take years for Iran to pull off a cyberstrike of that magnitude.
“We probably wouldn’t see anything for a little while at the state-capability level,” Woods continued. However, he noted, if Iran already has plans or ready-to-go capabilities, then the timeline may be shorter.