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Title: Nuclear Instrumentation and Control Cyber Testbed Considerations – Lessons Learned

Abstract: Identifying and understanding digital instrumentation and control (I&C) cyber vulnerabilities within nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities, is critical if nation states desire to operate nuclear facilities safely, reliably, and securely. In order to demonstrate objective evidence that cyber vulnerabilities have been adequately identified and mitigated, a testbed representing a facility’s critical nuclear equipment must be replicated. Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has built and operated similar testbeds for common critical infrastructure I&C for over ten years. This experience developing, operating, and maintaining an I&C testbed in support of research identifying cyber vulnerabilities has led the Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute of the Republic of Korea to solicit the experiences of INL to help mitigate problems early in the design, development, operation, and maintenance of a similar testbed. The following information will discuss I&C testbed lessons learned and the impact of these experiences to KAERI.
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Conference: ISOFIC/ISSNP - International Symposium on Future I&C for Nuclear Power Plants / International Sympos, Jeju, Korea, 8/24/2014 - 8/28/2014
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Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
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United States
control systems; cyber; vulnerability assessment