Security is no fiction: Infosec on TV, film—and in space

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Another film that got it right, according to Level 3 Communications' Drew, was Blackhat. "It's an introduction into cyberterrorism hacking, from a mostly believable perspective," he says. "It shows some really good examples of the depth and breadth of what hacking can do to the interconnected computer world, including turning logical hacking into kinetic effects (à la Stuxnet). The scene where the main character is analyzing the malware RAT and talking about the size of it, its sophistication, and the lack of the callout comments found in most malware code was very compelling and was very close to some of the forensic review of real malware."

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