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Even more nuclear costs to come protecting nuclear plants from cyber crime

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Image source; “The first indication that something was amiss came at 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2003. Workers at the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant, in Ohio, noticed a slowdown in applications on the corporate WAN. Little did they know a worm called SQL Slammer was hammering the network. And things were about to get worse. By 4 p.m. the malware had gotten into the systems used to control the reactor. The Safety Parameter Display System, which tells operators about the state of the plant, blinked off at 4:50 p.m. Twenty-three minutes later the Davis-Besse Plant Process Computer crashed. Fortunately, the reactor itself was offline for repairs. It took several hours to restore the systems.  An isolated case? Sadly not. Davis-Besse was one of the first cyber-related events suffered by a nuclear power plant, but is not the only one.”  https://newsroom.cisco.com/feature-content?articleId=1774597&type=webcontent

Opinions Differ On Whether Nuclear Industry Is Ready For Cyber-Challenges

16 Feb 2017
The nuclear industry says “extensive regulations” against potential cyber-attacks are in place that are closely monitored and regularly inspected. But not all experts agree, with some arguing that the “static” cybersecurity architecture at today’s nuclear facilities is not effective enough on its own to prevent a breach by a determined adversary. In this special report, NucNet editor-in-chief David Dalton takes a look at the case for both sides and at the conclusions of a major report which argued there is a “culture of denial” in the industry when it comes to the risks posed by hackers. The full report is online for subscribers: http://bit.ly/2jCi012

Article source; http://www.nucnet.org/announcement/opinions-differ-on-whether-nuclear-industry-is-ready-for-cyber-challenges

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February 16, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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