It seems the public is now catching on to some of the activities that are and have been going on in the wild for some time.
I feel the media and some security-oriented companies are hyping up some of the only known cyber weapons used for remote destruction of a physical element.
They seem to be identifying the United States and Israel as the culprits for committing 'precedence' in the usage this type of malicious code.
This could still be conjecture in the industry except for the fact that information about a top-secret operation, engaged in by the US, was leaked to the public called ‘Olympic Games’.
All of these current identified cyber weapons may have been developed in conjunction or unrelated but obviously all aimed to a similar purpose.
Whether it is fair that alleged activities to create cyber weapons to cause damage to the Iranian nuclear program to a said preempted action by a nation state or not really depends on which side you sit on.
It is very important to understand that the reality of interconnected networks and systems along with lack of global agreements and actions as well and few laws creates and atmosphere of an open season to everyone by everyone.
Whether it is financial fraud, economic damage, R&D or Intellectual property loss, and espionage for a competitive edge or turning the centrifuges on high, these are all code that cause damage, and it’s too late to say who started it.
This can go for any nation that reads this but I am particularly concerned with the US. If our technology and information is being tainted and stolen it is very important to respond beyond the initial incident.
A tough stance and actions need to be taken and the lies need to be washed out. It is obvious that particular countries counter US interests for their own.This attitude will probably not change.
A better posture for National Security is to get the upper hand on adversarial states and be in position to defend and attack with a more aggressive, “Don’t Tread on Me” policy.