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Breach of nuclear security at Sellafield nuclear plant

information on the stick that suggested that the International Atomic Energy Agency technicians visiting the site were not sufficiently briefed on health and safety regulations…..

Nuclear Station Suffers USB Data Breach | eWEEK Europe UK, 19 Oct 10, An investigation has begun after a USB stick containing sensitive information about Sellafield was found in a hotel room * By: Tom Jowitt * October 19, 2010 The data breach threat posed by USB sticks has once again been exposed after nuclear processing company Sellafield began an investigation into the loss of a USB device, said to contain information about its business operations.

The USB device was found in a hotel room at the Ennerdale Country House Hotel in Cumbria by coach driver Craig Beavan.

The data was reportedly unencrypted and included details of a proposed workforce transfer and the benefits of the staff transfer, including lower costs and reduced liabilities. There was also information on the stick that suggested that the International Atomic Energy Agency technicians visiting the site were not sufficiently briefed on health and safety regulations……..

This latest loss provoked a quick reaction from data security specialists.

“While the convenience of USB sticks make them an important tool for any business, you don’t have to be a nuclear scientist to know that the data carried on these devices must be protected,” Sean Glynn, vice president and chief marketing officer at Credant Technologies…… this is a potentially serious breach of data security on several levels, with national security overtones.

Nuclear Station Suffers USB Data Breach | eWEEK Europe UK

October 19, 2010 - Posted by | safety, UK | , , ,

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