Voice of America covers an event hosted by the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative on Iran and cybersecurity:

“It’s definitely not a ‘third tier’ cyber power anymore,” Andretta Towner, a senior intelligence analyst for the cyber-security firm, CrowdStrike, told an audience at the Atlantic Council on Wednesday. “It’s definitely progressing.”

Until recently, cyber specialists put Iran on a third rung below top actors such as the United States and Russia and second tier China. But Iran has now mastered more techniques of cyber intrusion and could be classified in the “final four” if using a “March madness” college basketball metaphor, Towner said.

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