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Project September 12, 2017

Cyber Security in the Nuclear Sector

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The Dukovany Nuclear Power Station. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Media Commons. Czech Republic, 2017.
The Dukovany Nuclear Power Station. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Media Commons. Czech Republic, 2017.

Stuxnet, the computer worm unleashed on Iran's nuclear program in 2009-2010, showed that isolated systems used in nuclear facilities and elsewhere are not immune to cyber threats. 

In the years since Stuxnet, the nuclear industry's growing digitization has prompted heightened attention to cybersecurity within the sector. Journalist Sean Lyngaas provides a clear account of how governments and nuclear operators are responding to the challenge.

Lyngaas reports on security exercises and government programs in Europe and the United States, and speaks with researchers hunting for and fixing vulnerabilities in equipment used in the sector.

This project description was updated on March 26, 2019.

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