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IAEA Cautions on Cybersecurity Risks to Nuclear Power Plants

The Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Monday October 10 stated that nuclear power plants are targets for cyber attacks. noting cyber attacks at nuclear power plants in recent years.

Nuclear power has consistently proven itself to be a safe and effective form of power generation, and Homeland Security has concluded that nuclear reactors are generally well-protected against cyber attacks.  That being said, that the risk of cyber attacks on the energy industry as a whole, including on nuclear power plants, will always remain a concern.  We have paid close attention to this issue; for those interested in learning more, please review our six-article series on cybersecurity in the energy sector, and/or feel free to contact the authors.