Why all the hype? Is cyberwarfare really something enterprise information security professionals should be concerned about?
The botnet that made headlines last month was tame, but in general, the potential for damage due to cyberwarfare (or cyberaccidents) is huge -- not because of sophisticated enemies, but because our infrastructure is weak and not well maintained. Cyberwarfare is just a small component of a much bigger problem: the need to design a stable, global IT infrastructure. Even purely accidental network outages have caused major damage to critical infrastructure.
It's hard to know what the next cyber crisis will be, but here are a few best practices that enterprise security teams should consider to avoid becoming victims.