Alexandra Van Dine

Program Associate, Scientific and Technical Affairs

Alexandra Van Dine is a program associate with the scientific and technical affairs team at NTI. In this role, Van Dine works primarily on projects relating to the cybersecurity of nuclear facilities and nuclear weapons and the NTI Nuclear Security Index. In this role, she has presented research and analysis related to cybersecurity in the nuclear sector at the International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Strategic Command, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Van Dine was previously a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow at NTI.  

Before coming to NTI, Van Dine held positions with the U.S. Department of Defense, Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, U.S. Senators John Kerry and William “Mo” Cowan, and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. 

Van Dine was a 2016 Center for Strategic and International Studies Project on Nuclear Issues Nuclear Scholar. She is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Analysis

After Stuxnet: Acknowledging the Cyber Threat to Nuclear Facilities

After Stuxnet: Acknowledging the Cyber Threat to Nuclear Facilities, by NTI Program Associate Alexandra Van Dine highlights the threat posed to nuclear facilities from cyber-attacks and the current lack of adequate domestic and international legal and institutional protections for such facilities.

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Projects

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Addressing Cyber-Nuclear Security Threats

Bringing together leading cybersecurity experts, nuclear security practitioners and other stakeholders to address cybersecurity threats to nuclear materials, nuclear facilities, and nuclear command, control, and communications.
Cyber threats to command and control

Priorities for Cybersecurity at Nuclear Facilities

NTI is bringing together leading cybersecurity experts, nuclear security practitioners and other stakeholders to address cybersecurity threats to nuclear materials and facilities.
NTI Nuclear Security Index Presentation

NTI Nuclear Security Index

The NTI Nuclear Security Index is a first-of-its-kind public benchmarking project of nuclear materials security conditions on a country-by-country basis.
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Cyber-Nuclear Weapons Study Group

NTI’s Cyber-Nuclear Weapons Study Group is examining the implications of cyber threats to nuclear weapons and related systems and is working to develop a set of options for our nuclear policies, postures, and doctrines that will reduce risks.