The computer systems and networks supporting nuclear facility operations include many non-standard information technology systems in terms of architecture, configuration, or performance requirements. These systems can include specialized industrial control systems, access control systems, alarm and tracking systems, and information systems pertaining to safety and security and emergency response. Computer security is concerned with the protection of digital data and defending systems and networks against malicious acts.
The Stuxnet computer security incident demonstrated that nuclear facilities can be susceptible to cyberattack. This and other events have significantly raised global concerns over potential vulnerabilities and the possibility of a cyberattack or a joint cyber–physical attack that could impact on nuclear security.
This new conference is being organized to foster international cooperation in computer security as an essential element of nuclear security.
The working language of the conference will be English.
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