There is something particularly unsettling when we hear of cybersecurity breaches at large tech firms. Those companies, which are world-famous names, are supposed to be the experts, right? It shouldn’t happen to them, yet it does.
These kinds of incidents illustrate how in today’s world cyberattacks on companies are taking place all the time, and those with lax cybersecurity could suffer the consequences. Nobody is immune from the attention of the myriad groups out there, with ever-evolving tools, that are looking to cause us trouble. You can bet that we in the nuclear sector are of interest to somebody out there.
The stealing of confidential data can have serious consequences, even more so for nuclear organizations and facilities. By compromising nuclear cybersecurity, hackers could potentially degrade or disable physical security measures, thereby playing a role in a larger security breach involving unauthorized access to facilities and even nuclear materials. At the same time, nuclear operators know the situation on the ground is subject to change as well, thanks to regular cycles of maintenance as well as major projects like long-term operation.
Keeping up with this challenge is a never-ending task that USA Nuclear is proudly committed to. We know that cybersecurity readiness starts with people, which is why we have a focus on comprehensive training programs that underpin other services we provide such as developing programs to address complex incident response across critical infrastructure.
At USA Nuclear, we offer a range of training courses that focus on how to recognize threats and ways to counter them. One of the most overlooked ways is to train employees on strategies to address the threats they see. To this end, we provide practical, hands-on experience to improve frontline defenders’ ability to protect, detect, respond, and recover from cyber risks, especially as it relates to threats against nuclear infrastructure.