Kathryn Rauhut

Nonresident Fellow

Kathryn Rauhut is an attorney specializing in international security.  She works primarily in the field of cyber and nuclear security accountability and liability issues.  Prior to her work with the Stimson Center she was a Strategic Advisor to the Internet Security Alliance and to the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS). In her role at WINS, Rauhut led international roundtables and authored policy papers on improving global governance of nuclear and cybersecurity through building the business value of security. Previously, she was the Deputy General Counsel of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. She is a member of the California Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the International Nuclear Lawyer’s Association.  She just completed a decade of international work in Europe while living in Vienna, Austria and is now located in the San Francisco Bay area.


Developing practical approaches to cyber risk management with the guidance of advisors from the cyber security and broader risk management communities

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Policy Paper
Prioritizing Actions for Managing Cybersecurity Risks

Considering cyber risks to the civil nuclear industry and how to address them

Stimson in the News
Kathryn Rauhut at Vienna Cyber Security Week

For Kathryn Rauhut, lawyer and nonresident fellow at the Stimson Center, the VCSW is a huge step forward in bringing all different nations, companies and the industry together for addressing the biggest challenge of cyber security – the critical infras…

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Kathryn Rauhut Quoted on Cyber Threats

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Lifting The Lid on Nuclear Liability: The Perspectives from the Judicial Bench

  The Stimson Center, World Institute for Nuclear Security, and 39 Essex – UK explore ways nuclear industry actors can demonstrate ‘Duty of Care’ to prevent security incidents, and how this could affect nuclear liability determinations. Read the c…

An Industry-Led Governance Framework for Demonstrating Strong Security

With the entry into force of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM/A), the legal bedrock for physical protection has been extended to cover civilian nuclear material in domestic use, storage and transport…

Issue Brief
Demonstrating Due Care: Cyber Liability Considerations for Nuclear Facilities

Cyber security is the next frontier for nuclear risk managers. Within a short span of time cyber attacks have evolved in sophistication and stealth, making it difficult to develop an effective and adaptive risk management approach. While there is conse…

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Debra Decker and Kathryn Rauhut quoted in People’s Daily on the Nuclear Security Summit

 3月31日至4月1日,第四届核安全峰会将在美国首都华盛顿举行,包括中国国家主席习近平在内的50多个国家和国际组织的领导人将应邀出席。   本届峰会主题为“加强国际核安全体系”。本报记者近日采访美国核能协会、美国史汀生中心和美国战略与国际问题研究中心相关专家时,他们对本次峰会的召开都充满期待,不约而同谈到中国领导人出席此次峰会,并期待中国在峰会上发挥更大作用。 Read more here.

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Debra Decker and Kathryn Rauhut quoted in UPI on Nuclear Cybersecurity

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 28, 2016 — Nuclear power plants need to improve security systems to safeguard against non-traditional terrorist attacks, but that’s challenging for developing countries, experts said Thursday. Read the full article here….

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