The Growing Threat Of Cyberwarfare

The Growing Threat Of Cyberwarfare

Flame. Stuxnet. Plan X. Governments, businesses and consumers are under attack. We look at the growing threat of cyberwarfare.

Recent revelations about the Stuxnet and Flame computer attacks show the urgency of threats in the digital universe. Two years ago, the Stuxnet worm, which was designed to attack uranium processing centrifuges, was discovered at an Iranian nuclear plant. Last week, The New York Times reported President Barack Obama approved the operation as part of a secret U.S. and Israeli campaign against Iran begun under the Bush administration. And days ago, we learned of Flame, a cyberespionage mission secretly collecting data in Iran for years. Washington Post investigative reporter Robert O’Harrow has written a series on the fundamental nature of cyberspace. He joins Diane and cybersecurity experts to discuss vulnerabilities and strategies for defense.

Guests

Robert O'Harrow

investigative reporter, The Washington Post, and author of "No Place To Hide."

James Lewis

director and senior fellow, Technology and Public Policy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Mischel Kwon

president, Mischel Kwon Associates, a security consulting firm; former director, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT).

Charles Miller

principal research consultant at Accuvant.

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