Stuxnet, cyberwar, cybersabotage, blah…

While most of the recent media interest in Stuxnet has centred on the New York Times story, there’s been some thoughtful research published that considers it as just one aspect of larger issues: cyberwarfare, cyberespionage, cybersabotage and so on.

The Register and SC Magazine commented on a study by OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) scientists: a link to the substantial OECD report by Peter Sommer and Ian Brown on “Reducing System Cybersecurity Risk” is also appended to the Stuxnet resources page.

(An irrelevant thought: why, I wonder, do all the Stuxnet conspiracy theories keep reminding me of the Iraqui printer virus story? Is it all the “nudge, wink, I know something you don’t know” commentary it’s attracted?)

David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP
ESET Senior Research Fellow

Author David Harley, ESET

  • John Winchester

    Hi David
    Been following your blog for a while, and I must commend you on it! Just thouht I'd supply an answer to your question of why Stuxnet conspiracy theories keep surfacing and it is probably for the same reasons as other conspiracy theories I call it "Sensationalism" and the media can't print enough if it, and we (present company excepted) as consumers cannot get enough of it.
    Have a good day :-)
     
    John Winchester, CISSP

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