Tuesday, 21st November 2023
CYBER THREAT INTELLIGENCE – IAEA: Enhancing Cybersecurity for Nuclear Safety and Security
By: Iain Fraser – Cybersecurity Journalist | IainFraser.net
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) published an article back in June this year but the topic is so evocative I have decided to revisit the subject particularly with developments in the Russia – Ukraine War. Only a few weeks ago Russia launched an attack of Iranian-designed Shahed drones on the Khmelnytsky Nuclear Power Plant region. The IAEA was quick to confirm that the plant’s operations were unaffected.
IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi said in a statement at the time that “Powerful explosions shook an area near Ukraine’s Khmelnytsky,” “The blasts highlight the dangers to nuclear safety” posed by the war, he added.
Writing on the IAEA Website back in June this year in her article Enhancing Computer Security for Nuclear Safety and Security – Lydie Evrard wrote Nuclear safety and nuclear security share the same objective and vision: to protect individuals, societies and the environment from the potential harmful effects of ionizing radiation. Though the activities that address nuclear safety and nuclear security are different, it is essential to establish a well-coordinated approach to managing their interface. It is important to ensure that relevant measures are implemented in a manner that capitalizes on opportunities that may be available for mutual enhancement — without compromising either safety or security. Learn More /…
About the IAEA
The International Atomic Energy Agency is the world’s central intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical cooperation in the nuclear field. It works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology, contributing to international peace and security and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Learn More /…