This week CRA took part in the Westminster Energy Forum (WEF) Annual Nuclear Review where James Amende, CRA’s Human Factors Development Manager, delivered a presentation on ‘Understanding and Quantifying Human Performance in the Nuclear Cyber Risk Environment’.
James’ presentation delved into the Innovate UK funded Research and Development (R&D) project instigated by CRA to gain a better understanding of the human’s role in Nuclear Cyber Security. This project will use established Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) techniques to produce a cyber security HRA tool.
The focus of the WEF was differentiating between nuclear safety where operations are well understood and nuclear security where an increasing threat level delivers additional risks to be mitigated against; one of these being cyber threats. The discussions ranged from the effects of Nuclear Security Assessment Principles on site licensees, to dialogue about the threats posed at the decommissioning stages.
This week’s forum is one of eight WEF events scheduled over the coming months, focused on building a more robust energy sector in the UK. As supporters of thought leadership in Critical National Infrastructure, CRA is proud to contribute to this discussion.