The correct response to Stuxnet is to acknowledge the risks of cyber war, but be discerning in our reaction. We must separate the sensational from the legitimate, and only invest in valid and practical strategies. Only some projects and policies deserve American tax dollars. But we should also be weary of under-reacting, and chalking up the notion of cyber war as nothing but profit-driven hype. It would not be in our nation’s best interest to put our head back in the sand and ignore the real and tactile threats that could heavily damage our country.