publication . Article . Other literature type . 2011

Stuxnet and the Future of Cyber War

James P. Farwell; Rafal Rohozinski;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2011 Journal: Survival, volume 53, pages 23-40 (issn: 0039-6338, eissn: 1468-2699, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
The discovery in June 2010 that a cyber worm dubbed 'Stuxnet' had struck the Iranian nuclear facility at Natanz suggested that, for cyber war, the future is now. Yet more important is the political and strategic context in which new cyber threats are emerging, and the effects the worm has generated in this respect. Perhaps most striking is the confluence between cyber crime and state action. States are capitalising on technology whose development is driven by cyber crime, and perhaps outsourcing cyber attacks to non-attributable third parties, including criminal organisations. Cyber offers great potential for striking at enemies with less risk than using traditi...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_MISCELLANEOUSComputerApplications_COMPUTERSINOTHERSYSTEMS
free text keywords: Cyberwarfare, Outsourcing, business.industry, business, Stuxnet, Cyber threats, Computer security, computer.software_genre, computer, Cyber crime, Cyber-attack, Politics, State action
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