Enhancing Cybersecurity against Stuxnet in the Future of Cyberwarfare: A Combined Approach Using Firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems
Zina Balani & Mohammed Nasseh Mohammed
Stuxnet is a highly customized malware developed to destroy centrifuges used in the Iranian nuclear program through SCADA systems. It infects a computer through a USB drive, making it effective for targeting air-gapped networks. Stuxnet is larger and more complex than an equivalent worm; it is created in several different programming languages, and some components are encrypted. The malware utilizes four unprecedented zero-day vulnerability attacks that exploit application security vulnerabilities before developers become aware of the vulnerability. Additionally, it employs advanced rootkit technology to conceal itself from users and antimalware software on both Windows and the control computer it targets. To strengthen cybersecurity, this study implemented and configured a combination of firewalls and intrusion detection systems (IDS) to enhance security against the Stuxnet malware. By integrating these security measures, the aim was to establish a robust defense against the sophisticated attack methods employed by Stuxnet. It is essential to continuously update and adapt these security measures as the threat landscape evolves. By remaining vigilant and proactive, organizations can effectively safeguard their systems from sophisticated threats like Stuxnet, bolstering their cybersecurity defenses.
Keywords: Stuxnet, Cybersecurity, nuclear, SCADA, zero-day, IDS, Firewalls.
|Title:||Enhancing Cybersecurity against Stuxnet in the Future of Cyberwarfare: A Combined Approach Using Firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems|
|Author:||Zina Balani & Mohammed Nasseh Mohammed|
|Journal Name:||International Journal of Science and Business|
|ISSN:||ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)|
|Media:||Online & Print|
|Issue publication (Year):||2023|
|Date of Publication:||31/07/2023|
|Paper Type:||Research paper|
Cite This Article:
Zina Balani & Mohammed Nasseh Mohammed (2023). Enhancing Cybersecurity against Stuxnet in the Future of Cyberwarfare: A Combined Approach using Firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems. International Journal of Science and Business, 28(1), 21-30. doi: https://doi.org/10.58970/IJSB.2202
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About Author (s)
Zina Balani (Corresponding author), Department of Software Engineering, Lebanese French University, Erbil, Iraq.
Mohammed Nasseh Mohammed, Department of Software and Informatics, college of Engineering, Salahaddin University, Erbil, Iraq.