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ThinkMind // International Journal On Advances in Security, volume 11, numbers 3 and 4, 2018 // View article sec_v11_n34_2018_11


Safety, Cybersecurity and Interoperability aspects in Modern Nuclear Power Plants

Authors:
Asmaa Tellabi
Ines Ben zid
Edita Bajramovic
Karl Waedt

Keywords: nuclear power plants; cybersecurity interoperability.

Abstract:
The integration of digital equipment and diverse automation platforms in modern nuclear plants, including Nuclear Power Plants is due to the gradually increasing use of digital technologies. This digitalization either comes gradually based on a succession of refurbishment projects of Instrumentation & Control and Electrical Power Systems or as comprehensive architectures with new-built power plants. Therefore, similar to any critical infrastructure facing a growing risk of cyber-attacks, cybersecurity for Nuclear Power Plants has become a subject of rising concern. We envision that the findings in this paper provide a relevant understanding of the threat landscape facing digital systems in nuclear power plants. The knowledge can be used for an improved understanding and a better identification of security risks during the analysis and design of supporting systems. This paper gives an overview of the security issues and vulnerabilities, helping to better understand the big picture of cybersecurity issues and vulnerabilities in Nuclear Power Plants. Identifying these vulnerabilities and issues helps to establish new security countermeasures. A new draft standard IEC 63096 is presented in this paper as well.

Pages: 301 to 312

Copyright: Copyright (c) to authors, 2018. Used with permission.

Publication date: December 30, 2018

Published in: journal

ISSN: 1942-2636

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