Malaysia and the IAEA will work together with Lebanon and Oman to strengthen their nuclear security practices, potentially setting up a Nuclear Security Support Centre to foster nuclear security culture and provide training, technical and scientific support.

The Russian-supported hacking group Dragonfly has been linked to the 2017 cyberattack on the UK’s energy grid.

While Russia, China, and South Korea have long been ahead of the U.S. in their use of digital instruments and control (I&C) technologies, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has finally endorsed industry guidance on upgrading domestic nuclear plant I&C technologies from analog to digital.

The NRC also signed a MoU with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the protection and care of critical energy and electric infrastructure information in response to the growing fear of cyberattacks to the American electricity grid.

The U.S. Oak Ridge National Laboratory built the world’s fastest supercomputer, Summit, surpassing China’s by performing up to 200,000 trillion calculations per second and assisting in energy research and the development of AI.

DoE granted a $3 million federal grant to the Nuclear Engineering Department at North Carolina State University to study the potential uses of AI in the operation and monitoring of NPPs. 

Stanley Foundation's new policy brief highlights the need to build enhanced security measures into the emerging "Internet of Nuclear Things" to mitigate threats posed by cyber, proliferation and intellectual property theft.