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For this assignment, you will write an essay that focuses on Stuxnet and zero-day cyber warfare attacks. You will need to conduct your own research using the CSU Online Library or credible sources via the internet in order to answer the following questions:
What is a zero-day attack? How many existed within the Stuxnet worm?
Explain the step-by-step process in how Stuxnet destroyed the centrifuges. Include velocity speeds. Explain the code and zero-day attacks within Stuxnet.
What was the role of the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Intelligence Agency regarding Stuxnet? What did the programmers at the NSA initially call Stuxnet?
Did Stuxnet make things worse and advance nuclear research and production after it was discovered by Iran? If so, how? If not, why?
What if Stuxnet was never discovered by Iran; do you believe the United States and Israel may have used it on another nation?
Do you believe that Iran has the right to have a nuclear power and nuclear weapon program? Why or why not? Consider the current relationship status between the US and Iran today.
Why did the United States partner with Israel to create Stuxnet in 2010? What were the alternatives? Do you believe they would do the same in the present day? Why or why not?
Why do the United States, Israel, and others alleged involved in Stuxnet deny involvement with or knowledge of this worm?
Do you believe that Stuxnet was an act of cyber warfare? Why or why not? Explain your rationale.
Do you believe that Stuxnet was an act of cyber terrorism? Why or why not? Explain your rationale.
Your essay must be a minimum of two pages, not including the title and reference pages. You must use a minimum of three sources to support your essay. All sources used must have citations and references properly formatted in APA style. APA formatting is otherwise not required.