Thecountry of Iran is expending tremendous resources on deve

Thecountry of Iran is expending tremendous resources on developing anuclear energy program that is believed by the Western countries to beweapons-oriented. Recently, a virus named the Stuxnet  has been in thenews because it was introduced into the Iranian computers controllingtheir nuclear program and wreaked havoc on their centrifuges.Unfortunately, this virus has now escaped and is available to maliciousattackers so that it could potentially be used against our owninfrastructure.Watch the video from “ 60 Minutes” titled, “Stuxnet: Computer worm opens new era of warfare”, located at, concerning the Stuxnet virus.Read the article titled, “News briefs: Flame, Stuxnet, breach at LinkedIn and other security news”, located at, concerning the Flame virus and Stuxnet. Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:Describe the virus and how it propagated itself onto servers overthe Web based on the actual information provided. Assess the Web-basedrisks that led to the attack.Create a graphic rendering of how the virus was able to replicate onto remote servers using Visio or an equivalent such as Dia. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.Describe some of the common vulnerabilities to utility companies with a virus such as Stuxnet.Discuss some secure coding efforts and practices under way to mitigate the vulnerabilities exposed by this particular episode.Determine if Stuxnet or a similar virus could happen here, and howyou would protect the utility infrastructure in light of a heavyreliance on the Internet and Web-based applications which allow remoteaccess.Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), withone-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APAor school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additionalinstructions.Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, thestudent’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date.The cover page and the reference page are not included in the requiredassignment page length.Include charts or diagrams created in Visio or Dia. The completeddiagrams / charts must be imported into the Word document before thepaper is submitted.The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:Compare and contrast Web-based risks.Describe the attributes and qualities of secure coding practices.Use technology and information resources to research issues in securing Web-based applications.Write clearly and concisely about Web application security topicsusing proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

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