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Information Security In A Post-Stuxnet World

By: Ken Presti, CRN

The advent of Stuxnet and other weapons-grade malware has profoundly changed the IT security landscape. That common denominator summarizes the viewpoints of three security industry executives participating in a COMDEXvirtual panel discussion, Information Security in a Post-Stuxnet World."

"[Stuxnet] demonstrates the ability of a dedicated team to develop extremely sophisticated and complex weapons by leveraging the resources of nation-states," said Patrick Bedwell, vice president of products at Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Fortinet. "These tools then trickle down into the hacker community and begin to be used against enterprises."

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