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Nuclear Power Vulnerable to Cyberassault

Nuclear installations globally at risk of assault by cyberterrorists.

Twenty countries have no rules in place to safeguard nuclear facilities from cyberattack, according to a study reported in The New York Times.

Argentina, China, Egypt, Israel, Mexico and North Korea are on the list, says the study by the Nuclear Threat Initiative.

Cybersecurity of electric grid facilities will be the focus of a major industry webcast, The Grid Cyberthreat - Are We Prepared? - at 2 pm ET on February 3, featuring top ranking government and industry officials.

"The findings build on growing concerns that a cyberattack could be the easiest and most effective way to take over a nuclear power plant and sabotage it," the article stated.

 

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