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Public review for new standard on cybersecurity for nuclear plants and small reactors


February 17, 2014 – The public review period is open for a new standard (designated N290.7) addressing cyber security for nuclear power plants and small reactor facilities.

This standard covers the cybersecurity of new and existing nuclear power plants, and small reactor facilities, addressing computer systems and equipment involved in nuclear safety and security, emergency preparedness and production reliability.

It pertains to securing essential computer systems and equipment against cyberattacks resulting in loss of availability, degradation or loss of ability to perform their intended function, compromise of the integrity of their information and/or state, and loss of confidentiality of their information.

This standard does not apply to business systems and offline engineering systems (e.g. analytical, scientific and design computer programs as per CSA N286.7). It further does not apply to mines, mills or fuel fabrication facilities.

The review period runs from February 5, 2014, to April 6, 2014. For more information, email robert.reipas@csagroup.org.