SECURING THE DIGITAL NUCLEAR GENERATION PERIMETER
Safe reactor operations and the prevention of radiological releases, radiological sabotage and other threats to public safety are of paramount importance at all nuclear generators. Continuous and uninterrupted operations are also important, since significant power outages can pose public safety risks as well. All nuclear generators, therefore, deploy both comprehensive physical and cyber security measures.
If malicious attackers ever gain access to a nuclear generating unit’s Distributed Control System (DCS), sabotage of reliability-critical and even safety-critical operations is possible. The risk of such sabotage is unacceptable. Nuclear cyber security and industrial security standards and regulations require operators to deploy the strongest practical measures to prevent the compromise of nuclear control and safety networks. The question is – how to achieve 100% protection from remote cyber threats?