It is clear today that no one is immune from damaging cyber attacks – but for one set of critical infrastructure, the consequences could be catastrophic: Nuclear facilities. The scenario is not hard to imagine. An attack could facilitate the theft of nuclear materials or an act of sabotage in any number of ways. Access control systems could be compromised, allowing the entry of unauthorized persons seeking to obtain nuclear material or damage the facility. Accounting systems could be manipulated so that the theft of material goes unnoticed. Reactor cooling systems could be deliberately disabled, resulting in a Fukushima-like disaster.
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