Events

29.09.2016

The rapid development and use of information and communications, aerospace, nuclear technology, as well as the active implementation of cyberspace create new possibilities to solve socioeconomic problems, by expanding access to energy, information, k...

26.05.2016

On May 26, 2016, Moscow center Humanitarium helds the round table “Cyberspace Operations in Armed Conflicts and Proportionality Rule: Thinking out Loud” co-organized by the ICRC, the PIR Center and the Institute of Information Security of Lomonosov M...

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Experts

  • Position : Research Fellow of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Position : Consultant
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
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News

11.08.2017

"I believe that international experience including technical standards and guidelines is in demand for mitigating the challenge of ensuring cybersecurity at nuclear power plants. The key organizations in promoting cybersecurity standards are the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the IAEA. To ensure the competitiveness of solutions for industrial control systems of NPPs, it is necessary not only to apply international experience in cyber security, but also intensively participate in the work on documents within these frameworks, promoting advanced domestic solutions to the international level, achieving the leading positions," — leading researcher at the V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciencies, Russian Academy of Science Vitaliy Promyslov.

22.06.2017

IAEA itself is the key structure and authority that could design and engineer the perspective mechanism of international collaboration against cyber threats to nuclear energy industry”, — PIR Center Consultant Oleg Demidov. 

28.02.2017

In the new thematic issue of the Security Index Journal “New technologies and challenges to global security” — interview with Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Ryabkov on Russia-U.S. relations, and interview with Deputy CEO of Rosatom company Sergey Saveliev on the safety of the space activity, materials of the round table on regulations of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS), PIR Center's report on the problematic of a cybersecurity of nuclear objects, article by the Director and Vice-Director of Kurchatov institute on the possibilities and threats coming from nature-like technologies, article by the Director of UNIDIR Jarmo Sareva on the influence of the new technologies on the strategic stability, commentary from Vladimir Legoyda on the relations between religion, science and technology.

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Cybersecurity of Critical Nuclear Infrastructure

The concept of nuclear security was born out of understanding that nuclear facilities and installations due to their critical importance should be duly protected from theft or sabotage. At the beginning of the 21st century, cyberattacks against the critical infrastructure, including nuclear facilities, have shown the necessity of upgrading this concept taking into account developments in the information sphere.

Cybersecurity of nuclear facilities has been an important part of PIR Center’s research, producing the following studies:

Cybersecurity of Civil Nuclear Facilities: Assessing the Threat, Mapping the Path Forward

Cybersecurity of Civil Nuclear Facilities: Assessing the Threat, Mapping the Path Forward (Appendices)

PIR Center Analysis

At first glance, last couple of years added nothing new to the global cybersecurity threat landscape of the nuclear energy industry and its incident track records. The last major publicly reported cybersecurity incidents were cyber-attack on KHNP in late 2014-early 2015, and worm infection of the Gu...

Operators of critical infrastructure (CI) all over the world are facing increasing cyber risks. The danger is coming not from accidental software and hardware failures or human factor as it used to be. The threat focus is shifting towards purposeful cyber-attacks on CI, conducted by skillful actors ...

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Materials

(A review of the international conference “Emerging Technologies and Global Security: An Agenda for the 21st Century”)

On September 29, 2016 Moscow hosted the international conference “Emerging Technologies and Global Security: An Agenda for the 21st Century”. The event was organized by PIR Center a...

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