While it feels good to be proven right, we would have wished it had happened somewhen later. In respect to the latest news from Iran we recommend to start IMMEDIATELY with developing countermeasures against post-Stuxnet malware. We suggest to follow Melissa Hathaway’s advice as expressed in her NYT interview:

“Proliferation is a real problem, and no country is prepared to deal with it,” said Melissa Hathaway, a former United States national cybersecurity coordinator. The widespread availability of the attack techniques revealed by the software has set off alarms among industrial control specialists, she said: “All of these guys are scared to death. We have about 90 days to fix this before some hacker begins using it.”

Melissa had been briefed by Ralph on Stuxnet last week in Washington. Ralph agrees with Melissa’s assessment 100%.

Mobilize your A-teams.