IAEA launches training course on cyber-attack protection

30 October 2018

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has introduced a new international training course on protecting nuclear facilities from cyberattacks.

The inaugural course, Protecting Computer-Based Systems in Nuclear Security Regimes, was held in October and attracted 37 participants from 13 countries for two weeks of immersive training on best practices in computer security.

The course was developed with the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Nuclear Security Administration and hosted by the Idaho National Laboratory. It was the first course in what will be a series of IAEA information and computer security ITCs focusing on raising awareness of the threat posed by cyber-attacks, and their potential impact on nuclear facilities.

"Everyone with responsibility for nuclear security must have a thorough understanding of the vulnerabilities of their systems –  they must know how to prevent and mitigate possible cyber-attacks on those systems,” commented Raja Adnan, Director of the IAEA’s Division of Nuclear Security.

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