Monday, November 29, 2010

Stuxnet Visualized

As one often hear's a picture is worth a thousand words, and at 30 frames per second, a good video is worth that much more. Here's Symantec's Liam O Murchu, the same engineer who presented to us at the IEEE Smart Grid Survivability Workshop last month (see post HERE), in a nicely crafted presentation showing how Stuxnet works its (black) magic.

The balloon pop at the end is a good metaphor for what is happening to industry's recently burst beliefs that control systems are safe from cyber attack.

Still looking, BTW, for a nice video, white paper, or even a scribbled note on a cocktail napkin for best practices to defend against future Stuxnets beyond banning USB drives.

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