Ralph Langner

Cracking Stuxnet, a 21st-century cyber weapon

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Filmed Jan 2011 at TED2011
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When first discovered in 2010, the Stuxnet computer worm posed a baffling puzzle. Beyond its sophistication loomed a more troubling mystery: its purpose. Ralph Langner and team helped crack the code that revealed this digital warhead's final target. In a fascinating look inside cyber-forensics, he explains how — and makes a bold (and, it turns out, correct) guess at its shocking origins.

Ralph Langner
/ Security consultant

Ralph Langner is a German control system security consultant. He has received worldwide recognition for his analysis of the Stuxnet malware.  Full bio.

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