IAEA offers training to protect Nuclear Facilities from prevailing Cyber Threats

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced a training program designed to protect Nuclear Facilities from the growing threat of Cyber Attacks. The program which was started in October this year has so far managed to attract the attention of 37 government endorsed participants from 13 countries.

Note- IAEA which is based in Austria is an international organization which seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and restricts the use of nuclear power for military purposes.

IAEA’s objective was to provide a holistic approach by training the participants in supporting safe operations, security, material accountancy and control, and protection of sensitive info.

 “Everyone with the responsibility of nuclear security must have the thorough an understanding of the vulnerabilities of their systems”, said Raja Adnan, Director of the IAEA’s Division of Nuclear Security. Adnan added that the training program was aimed to help ensure the governments and organizations have the necessary technical, regulatory and other tools to succeed when faced with highly skilled adversaries.

The three weeks program is said to have been developed by the US Department of Energy (DOE’s) National Nuclear Security Administration and hosted by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The participants of the program were allowed to mock test their skills on protecting digital systems in nuclear facilities.

News is out that the course was designed by the inputs provided by experts from Idaho National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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