It’s a dangerous world out there; is this WWIII?
Recent events show how unprepared we are against a WW cyber war that has already started.
The two powerplant infections that happened at the end of last year took place in the most unlikely way; through the downloading of malicious software from USB keys.
Why should this be unlikely?
Because anyone who follows the issue of computer security, even from a distance, knows that this is the way the Iranian grid was infected by the Stuxnet virus last year. We should know better especially since Stuxnet happened, other spectacular attacks took place, including the one on the Shamood plantlast summer in Saudi Arabia where 30,000 workstations were infected.
The first and best protection from infection being prevention, the only conclusion to draw from these events is that even a basic security message has a hard time to go through.