The Stuxnet Worm – Cyber Warfare, The Invisible Weapon
What is the Stuxtnet worm?
How was the worm able to get in?
How was it discovered?
- Employees to develop cyber awareness and cyber resilience
There should be regular patches, updates and proper password management (i.e. having strong passwords, changing them regularly). Employees should also be trained to restore systems quickly with the guidance of an incident response plan. It is highly recommended to carry out stimulated events to ensure that employees are adequately prepared.
- Strong network protection and monitoring
It is important to separate industrial networks from general business networks with firewalls and a DMZ. In addition, all activities on the network has to be monitored and logged. Special attention has to be given to machines that automate industrial processes. Application whitelisting is also recommended.
- Implement strong physical and cyber security for access to industrial networks
Steps should be taken to install identification and authentication software, for instance card readers and surveillance cameras. In addition, there should be virus scanning (or banning) of all USB sticks and other portable media and the implementation of endpoint security software to intercept malware.
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