Chatham House reports that the energy sector, nuclear plants in particular, are highly vulnerable to and lack adequate preparation for cyber threats.
The Chatham House report highlights the need for more spending on cybersecurity, especially in developing countries with fewer resources. The report also cited a general inadequacy of prioritization, insufficient training and subpar risk assessment throughout the industry. The communication barrier between information technology-focused cybersecurity experts and operational technology-focused plant personnel further contributes to a nuclear industry that is ill-equipped.
The report reveals the need for drastic improvement in cybersecurity during this age of rapid modernization and digitalization by nuclear plants and all types of critical infrastructure.