NTI Expert Describes Cyber Risks to Nuclear Facilities at Nuclear Security Workshop in Oslo

NTI’s Page Stoutland participated in a workshop convening more than 90 nuclear security experts in Oslo, Norway last week to discuss international cooperation in nuclear forensics and security. Stoutland, NTI’s vice president for scientific and technical affairs, spoke at the event, drawing attention to cybersecurity risks at nuclear facilities.

The group, made up of experts from across Scandinavia and the United States, discussed best practices for strengthening nuclear security and nuclear forensics techniques, which are crucial to tracking nuclear material and preventing it from falling into the wrong hands. The workshop was organized by the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA), the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM), and the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority of Finland (STUK), in association with the U.S. Department of State.

Preventing nuclear terrorism is a key priority for NTI. The NTI Nuclear Security Index has become a critical resource and tool for assessing the security of both the world’s deadliest materials and global nuclear facilities against sabotage. The Index’s fourth edition is currently underway.

NTI’s report, Outpacing Cyber Threats: Priorities for Cybersecurity at Nuclear Facilities, identifies key priorities and actions needed to better secure nuclear facilities and outpace today’s dynamic cyber threats. Find more about our work on cybersecurity here.
January 22, 2018
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The group discussed nuclear security and nuclear forensics techniques, which are crucial to tracking nuclear material and preventing it from falling into the wrong hands.

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Dr. Page Stoutland, PhD
Dr. Page Stoutland, PhD

Vice President, Scientific and Technical Affairs