428Mach1at July 20,2015 I get the feeling (as a former programmer) that Stuxnet was a collaborative effort involving a diverse team; Windows programming gurus, Seimens PLC operating system and nuclear scientists. I would speculate that the "sponsor" had access to resources that your "average" hacker would not. I also speculate that there are more viruses/trojans like Stuxnet that we DON`T hear about. Interesting presentation, too.
TimWalshat July 21,2015 This was a great explanation of Stuxnet for people who are not necessarily tech whizzes; but it also covered a lot. I really like learning about Stuxnet because it exists at the Nexus of cybersecurity and international affairs/national security. Issues like this are complex because you need technical knowledge to understand the virus; but also the foreign policy experience to understand the politics at play that motivated Stuxnet.
I think videos like this one would be great to show to policy-makers to bridge the gap between the technical and non-technical.
randerson0at July 21,2015 Stuxnet won't be the last trojan horse/worm of its kind. It will be a blueprint for future malware. It's scary to think that someone could go after software not as obscure as Siemen's Step 7.
kkrishnaat July 22,2015 Truly astonishing. It really makes you wonder how vulnerable infrastructure is to a cyber attack. This type of attack is very alarming in the sense that most of our infrastructure would be unprepared for something like this and it could cause serious problems.
jhilldog77at September 17,2015 Amazing and terrifying at the same time. The sophistication of the attack makes you wonder who did it...and in only a 500kb file. The US in particular needs more government funding/programs for training and hiring cyber police to ensure this does not happen to our critical defense and infrastructure computer information systems.