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6 October 2020

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security released the “2020 Homeland Threat Assessment”. The report evaluated that “nation-states like China, Russia and Iran will try to use cyber capabilities or foreign influence to compromise or disrupt infrastructure related to the 2020 U.S. Presidential election, aggravate social and racial tensions, undermine trust in U.S. authorities and criticise our elected officials. Perhaps most alarming is that our adversaries are seeking to sway the preferences and perceptions of U.S. voters using influence operations”. It also assessed that “Iran will continue to develop and maintain terrorist capabilities as an option to deter the U.S. from taking what Tehran considers regime-threatening actions or to retaliate for such activity, real or perceived”.

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