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Seminar "Information and cybersecurity at peaceful nuclear facilities - threat assessment and an identification of ways to overcome them" 12.07.2017

 

INFORMATION SECURITY AND CYBER SECURITY OF CIVILIAN NUCLEAR FACILITIES: ASSESSING THREATS AND WAYS OF OVERCOMING THEM

Seminar

July 12, 2017

Diplomatic Academy of Russian Foreign Ministry

 

Welcoming remarks

16.00-16.10

  • BAKLITSKIY Andrey, "Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation" Program Director, PIR Center, Research Fellow, Institute of Contemporary International Studies, Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation 

 

Presentations and Commentaries

16.10-17.20

Moderator:

  • DEMIDOV Oleg, Consultant, PIR Center

How does the global landscape of threats to cybersecurity and nuclear energy objects look and how does it change?
What are the key features of the nuclear power industry in terms of ensuring cybersecurity and preventing computer incidents?
How are regulatory approaches to ensuring cybersecurity of nuclear facilities in the United States, China, and European countries - and how does foreign experience relate to the Russian experience?
Is it possible to establish an international information exchange infrastructure to prevent and respond to incidents at nuclear facilities? And what is the role of the IAEA in developing such interactions?
What steps can be taken to address the threats to cyber security of nuclear power facilities at the level of technical standardization?

Speakers and commentaries:

 

Discussion

17.20-18.20

Oleg Demidov's article "Protecting Nuclear Infrastructure: the Need for Coordinated Action in the Domain of Technical Standardization, Coordinated Strategy and Exchange of Information," was published on PIR Center's web-site in June 2017.


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