Page Stoutland, Ph.D.
Consultant, Scientific and Technical Affairs
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
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
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“The bottom line is that the countries and areas with the greatest responsibility for protecting the world from a catastrophic act of nuclear terrorism are derelict in their duty,” the 2023 NTI Index reports.
Nuclear security experts from around the world joined NTI Tuesday for a webinar on “Global Tools for Nuclear Security: An Introduction to IAEA Information Circulars on Nuclear Security.”
Countries should step up their efforts to close gaps and support, contribute to, and participate in efforts to bolster the global nuclear security architecture.