Past event

Invitation Only

Research Event

Security by Design: Mitigating Cyber Security Risks in Civil Nuclear Infrastructure in the Gulf

Chatham House, London

International Security Department, Cyber and Nuclear Security

Event documents

Meeting Summary
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Participants

Roger Brunt, Co-Author, Cyber Security at Civil Nuclear Facilities: Understanding the Risks
Chair: Dr Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security, Chatham House

Overview

Following the release of a major report on the cyber security vulnerabilities of civil nuclear infrastructure in October 2015, Chatham House will host an expert roundtable that presents the key findings of this report, including how new civil nuclear facilities can feature cyber security measures to mitigate against risk and the implications for the Gulf region for civil nuclear energy infrastructure. 

The report identifies a number of challenges to the civil nuclear sector related to cyber security, from a paucity of regulatory standards, insufficient cyber training for professionals working at nuclear facilities, and the difficulties of managing the security of a supply chain. The report also provides a number of recommendations to mitigate against these vulnerabilities which will be very pertinent to countries considering nuclear energy as an alternative source. The roundtable will be an opportunity for policy-makers from both the UK and GCC region, energy industry professionals, the IAEA and academic experts to discuss the findings of this report and the applicability to the region. 

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.