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If Stuxnet was act of cyberwar, is U.S. ready for a response?

George V. Hulme | March 3, 2011
With Stuxnet setting back Iran's disputed nuclear program, that country has vowed to take "pre-emptive" strikes against the powers it believes launched the attack, a recent news story in the Tehran Times reported.

"The key is getting everyone up and down the stack to realize that security is a continuous process, and just as software developers learned basic best practices a decade ago and built from there, so must utilities and other critical infrastructures," says Sconzo.

Sure enough, but with many experts believing it's only a matter of time before a Stuxnet-like worm is targeted toward U.S. interests, one has to wonder if there's enough time.

 

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