More ways Israel could strike Iran, from cyber attacks to assassinations

For years, the two countries in the Middle East targeted each other’s military and intelligence sites in cyber attacks. The best known, from Israel’s side, was Stuxnet – reportedly developed jointly by the U.S. and Israel — that struck the Read More …

Dutch national sabotaged nuclear facility in Iran: Report

A man who worked for Dutch intelligence in 2005 sabotaged an Iranian nuclear facility without the knowledge of the Dutch government, a media report said Monday. Dutch national Erik van Sabben was recruited in 2005 by the General Intelligence and Read More …

Cyber-hackers target UK nuclear waste company RWM

Hackers have targeted the company behind a £50bn project to build a vast underground nuclear waste store in Britain, its developer has said. Radioactive Waste Management, the company behind the Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) project, has said that hackers unsuccessfully Read More …

UK: Sellafield nuclear site hacked by groups linked to Russia and China

The UK’s most hazardous nuclear site, Sellafield, has been hacked into by cyber groups closely linked to Russia and China, the Guardian can reveal. The astonishing disclosure and its potential effects have been consistently covered up by senior staff at Read More …

Data stolen in hack of nuclear energy testing facility Idaho National Lab

The Idaho National Laboratory, part of the U.S. Department of Energy and one of the country’s foremost advanced nuclear energy testing labs, has suffered a breach that released the details of employees online. A hacking group called SiegeSec took responsibility Read More …

Enhancing Computer Security for Nuclear Safety and Security

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 Read More …

IAEA: Improving Computer Security Anomaly Detection Techniques through Coordinated Research Projects

Identifying anomalies in the operations of computer systems that control critical safety and security functions calls for extensive expertise, and the actions required need to be tested, analysed and amended in order to be robust. “Anomaly detection plays an important Read More …

Securing Digital Technologies of the Next Generation of Nuclear Reactors

All innovations bring potential benefits that could transform industries, but they also bring potential risks. In the nuclear field, advanced nuclear reactors, including small modular reactors (SMRs), are incorporating innovative technologies, particularly digital technologies that yield novel solutions. There is Read More …

How Computer Security Exercises Help Increase Readiness for Response to Cyberattacks in Nuclear Security

Historically, nuclear facilities have focused on securing their nuclear material against malevolent attacks by putting in place physical protection measures such as guns, guards and gates. These measures are still used to successfully build fortresses around nuclear facilities, preventing theft Read More …

Rosenergoatom official says Zaporozhye NPP has to deal with daily cyberattacks

Every day, the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (ZNPP) has to deal with cyberattacks, an adviser to the director general of Russia’s Rosenergoatom nuclear power engineering company has said. “Every day, networks of the Rosenergoatom concern, of the Rosatom state corporation Read More …