A Day in the Life of a Cyber Enabled Safeguards Inspector
Cyber Security Training for Safeguards Practitioners
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in support of the U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of International Nuclear Safeguards, is hosting a four-day, virtual course on cyber security for safeguards practitioners. The course is tuition free and will be held on September 22-25, 2020 with an optional ‘0-Day’ on the 21st. Given the challenges of virtual instruction, each day will last approximately three hours, running from 8am-11am PST.
The course is open to selected early- and mid-career professionals interested in building a foundation of knowledge in cyber security as it relates to the international safeguards mission. We recommend the participants have at least a basic understanding of safeguards, and the course will include content that is relevant for those with either a technical and/or a policy background.
This course aims to increase the awareness of the potential impact of cyber threats (i.e., the loss or compromise of information through cyber means) on the safeguards mission. While previous cyber security courses have focused on equipment, instrumentation and systems, this course looks at all aspects of protecting safeguards information and incorporates actual use cases which will provide experts with additional insights.
Exercises have been designed that allow participants to experience the perspective of the IAEA inspector and the problems and challenges they work through to protect information and systems from cyber threats. This will help the participants to consider cyber security at the beginning of development rather than bolt it on later. This scenario-based training course also seeks to give the participants an opportunity to identify other cyber security challenges within the safeguards mission which they wouldn’t have otherwise considered solving.
To apply, please complete the application below. Application deadline is August 21st.