Hub Hosts UK PONI Cyber Security in Nuclear Event

Last night the South West Nuclear Hub hosted a UK PONI panel event discussing cyber security issues in the nuclear industry.

On Wednesday 7th February the South West Nuclear Hub and UK Project on Nuclear Issues (UK PONI) collaborated to host an event on cyber security in the civil and military nuclear sectors.

The event consisted of short presentations covering state threat capabilities, cyber risks from a practitioner perspective and military nuclear complexes. This was then followed by an audience Q&A with all the speakers.

The speakers were:

Audience Q&A

After the presentations the panel took questions from the audience, chaired by Tom Plant, Director, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy from RUSI. This was an extensive session that reflected the diverse nature of the audience.

UK Project on Nuclear Issues

The UK Project on Nuclear Issues (UK PONI) is a cross-generational network of over 1000 active members, run by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) which encourages young scholars and professionals to engage with established experts on contemporary nuclear issues, and aims to foster the next generation of nuclear experts. Each year, UK PONI invites emerging experts to present their research and ideas to established members of the UK nuclear community at its Annual Conference, and convenes a bilateral conference together with US counterparts at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

The membership of UK PONI is drawn from government, the military, academia and industry; it is free of charge and open to anyone interested in, working on, or studying issues related to nuclear weapons or nuclear energy. For more information please visit the project website.

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