Stuxnet Worm, Research and Recommendations

As you may be aware, a worm (originally appearing in 2009) and named Stuxnet has recently resurfaced as a focused attack at Industrial and Energy control systems, namely but not exclusively targeting those systems built by Siemens, AG. This worm has the capability to take control of and/or alter settings within SCADA systems and PLC/RTU sub-components.

Below are some good articles related to recent research into the worm.

Why Stuxnet spread
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9189140/Why_did_Stuxnet_worm_spread_

Stuxnet, a wakeup call
http://www.scmagazineus.com/stuxnet-should-serve-as-wake-up-call-say-experts/article/179858/ Read more