November 2019

Nuclear Reactors 733 - Purdue University Is Researching Cybersecurity For Digital Upgrades To Nuclear Power Reactors Safety Systems - Part 3 of 4 Parts

Part 3 of 4 Parts (Please read Part 1 and Part 2 first)
     The NEI petition goes on to say that such a narrowing of NRC cybersecurity regulations would result in a substantial reduction in burden for nuclear plant operators’ employment of digital equipment. At the same time, it would ensure adequate protection against cyberattacks.

Nuclear Reactors 731 - Purdue University Is Researching Cybersecurity For Digital Upgrades To Nuclear Power Reactors Safety Systems - Part 1 of 4 Parts

Part 1 of 4 Parts
        My last two posts concerned protecting the physical safety of nuclear power plants in the U.S. Those posts highlighted the danger of drone attacks which critics say are not getting enough attention. However, there are other areas of vulnerability such as possible cyber-attacks.

Nuclear Reactors 730 - The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in India Was Attacked By A North Korean Computer Virus

     Pukhraj Singh is a former analyst at India’s National Technical Research Organization (NTRO). In a report, he connected a malware report published by VirusTotal to a cyberattack on the computers at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP). Singh says that a North Korean virus called Dtrack managed to achieve “domain-controller level access” at Kudankulam.

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