Page Stoutland, NTI’s Vice President for Scientific and Technical Affairs, draws attention to the possibility of a cyber breach to nuclear systems in a new article for Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
“What if the targets compromised in a cyberattack were not just e-mail accounts or even banking systems, but nuclear weapons (or related systems)?” Stoutland asks. He explains that unfortunately, this scenario is plausible, noting that “although nations give the highest priority to the security of nuclear weapons systems, a successful cyberattack is possible and could be catastrophic.” Read the full article here.How can such a potentially devastating attack be avoided? NTI is working with partners to develop steps nuclear facility operators can take to bolster cyber systems and defend against such a breach. Learn more about our cyber nuclear security work here, and read our report with recommendations for improving cyber security at nuclear facilities, Outpacing Cyber Threats, here.