Watchdog: Nuclear Security Needs To Account For Cyberattacks
The Nuclear Threat Initiative says over 40 percent of nuclear nations don't have any way to prevent digital intrusion or attack.By Evan Thomas | January 16, 2016
Nuclear security is a big deal, but a new watchdog report finds more than 40 percent of nuclear nations aren't doing anything to protect themselves from digital attackers.
The Nuclear Threat Initiative analyzed publicly available data on nuclear security and found 20 countries across the world that haven't taken steps to protect facilities from cyberattacks.
Seven of 24 countries with weapons-grade nuclear materials didn't meet any of NTI's cybersecurity benchmarks. It was worse in countries that have nuclear facilities but no weapons-grade nuclear materials: 13 of 23 nations didn't score any points.