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."