Cyberespionage At A Crossroads: Aurora and Stuxnet-type attacks are here to stay, so organizations need a new defense strategy

It’s been a milestone week in cyberespionage developments that smacked of a spy movie, with a confession, a killing, and a leaked intelligence cable: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s statement that “enemies” of Iran had successfully used software to disrupt centrifuges in Iran’s nuclear facility, Iran’s top nuclear scientist was assassinated, and a U.S. State Department cable obtained by WikiLeaks suggesting that the Chinese government had ordered the Aurora attack against Google. While these events and disclosures fell short of providing actual proof about the success or even who was really behind these high-profile breaches, they punctuated what has been a game-changer of a year for cyberattacks.”It used to be that you got on the front page of Time or were on CNN because you lost 20 million Social Security numbers. No one cares about that anymore,” says Nick Selby, managing director of Trident Risk Management. “When a company loses a bunch of information about the company and how it does business, that’s the new ‘CNN moment.'”

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