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Cyber Security

Our national security computing program focuses on infrastructure development, analytics, decision support, and training

Our team represents a rare combination of expertise in cyber security and nuclear power plant operations, including policy development, innovative research, assessments and inspections, and capacity development. We support numerous sponsors including the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and other nuclear industry stakeholders.

Our experience includes

  • Planning and supporting NRC's cyber security inspections of all licensee facilities.
  • Developing and teaching computer security training programs for the IAEA on topics such as computer security awareness, security assessments, computer security for industrial control systems, security for nuclear and radiological materials facilities, and web-based eLearning.
  • Co-Authoring the NRC inspection manual Inspection for the Cyber Security Program, drafting Reg Guide Cyber Security for Nuclear Power Plants and Authoring Cyber Security Self-Assessment Method for U.S. Nuclear Power Plants (NUREG/CR-6847).
  • Developing the PACRAT software tool for integrated vulnerability/risk assessment of coordinated cyber/physical attacks.
  • Developing an interactive Virtual Reality training tool for DOE/NNSA to use in training for computer security at nuclear facilities.
  • Creating accelerated innovation programs focused on cyber ops and intelligence, visualization tools, bio-inspired cyber security systems, mobile device security, and asymmetrically resilient cyber systems.
  • Developing computer security policy and guidance documents for the IAEA on topics such as computer security techniques for nuclear facilities, computer security threat assessment, information sharing and incident response, and computer security for physical protection systems.

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