RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

The Fissile Materials Working Group (FMWG), in partnership with the Stimson Center, hosted a 1.5-day off-the record (Chatham House Rule) Nuclear-Cybersecurity Workshop, which took place at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation. READ MORE

August 10, 2018 | Paper | Nuclear Intelligence Weekly

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned this spring that Russia had infiltrated critical US infrastructure, targeting nuclear and other power plants, along with homes and businesses. UK officials joined in the warning, noting the attacks were worldwide. READ MORE

  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 MORE

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 as well as civilian nuclear facilities. READ MORE

November 7, 2017 | Report

Market competition, along with a trifecta of major nuclear incidents — Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima — have posed barriers to the growth and public acceptance of nuclear power. READ MORE

Every day, millions of people depend on the peaceful and responsible use of the atom. Most are not aware of the complex operations – including safety, safeguards, and security measures – that help ensure the proper control and facilitation of nuclear materials and technology. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

April 21, 2017 | Issue Brief | Nuclear Intelligence Weekly

Nuclear industry supporters are eager to allay public fears about the potential for another severe nuclear incident like Fukushima. A major issue is the possibility of extensive damaging consequences and compensation for those losses, with cyber being a topmost concern. READ MORE

The long awaited Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials (CPPNM) entered into force on 8 May 2016. READ MORE

By Debra Decker and Kathryn Rauhut: The Attack
  Are nuclear facilities vulnerable to attack and sabotage? Perhaps more than you might think. READ MORE

Paper Presented at the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting, June 2016, Atlanta, Georgia. READ MORE

February 23, 2016 | Issue Brief

Growing nuclear energy demands along with the rising tide of violence and extremism call for innovative measures to strengthen the largely voluntary nuclear security regime. READ MORE

The Challenge: As global energy demands grow in parallel with concerns over climate change and energy security, States are looking to nuclear power to satisfy their baseload electricity needs and reduce their reliance on carbon fuels. READ MORE

By Debra Decker and Kathryn Rauhut:  READ MORE