Contemporary Developments at the Nuclear/Cyber Nexus – Stuxnet

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This PowerPoint presentation familiarizes students with the development of contemporary technologies at the nuclear/cyber nexus, and raises questions about how cross-domain interactions will alter the future of warfare. Focusing on the case of Stuxnet, malware that targeted Iran’s nuclear enrichment capability, it introduces students to the nuclear fuel cycle and describes potential vulnerabilities to cyber attack. 

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  • Identify cyber attacks with kinetic effects
  • Describe the effects of Stuxnet
  • Discuss cross-domain military strategies
  • Discuss the interaction of nuclear and cyber tactics and strategies

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