Mitigating Cyber Threat to Innovate the Nuclear Power Market

On October 11, the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative and the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) hosted a roundtable to explore the use of market-based tools to promote security culture and voluntary cyber mitigation measures in the private nuclear industry.

During the workshop, participants considered the ambiguous and overlapping roles and responsibilities of national governments, the private sector, and international organizations in securing the cyber infrastructure of nuclear energy facilities.

The roundtable included representatives from the US government, international organizations, and nuclear energy companies, and paid particular attention to:

  • The Design Basis Threat as a potential tool for measuring the adequacy of cyber security mitigation efforts,
  • Market incentives which influence cyber security behavior, such as limited liability, international standards of approval, and resilience ratings for products in the global supply chain.

This roundtable was hosted with support from the World Institue for Nuclear Security.