Cyber Security for Nuclear Energy



MON, 09/19/2016 - 4:00PM TO 5:00PM
Fall 2016 Colloquium Series

Cyber threats to high technology systems are growing concerns and approaches are being developed to detect these threats and to protect against them. The objectives of a program in the nuclear energy area will be presented along with its current status. The threats and impacts will be briefly discussed as well events that have occurred. There are both technical and institutional challenges that must be addressed in the cyber security area. Some candidate approaches to evaluation will be reviewed and an approach based on attack trees will be illustrated for a model system. Insights on how to protect systems will be suggested and future work will be outlined.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Robert A. Bari is a Senior Physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory and has over 40 years of experience in nuclear energy. For more than 25 years, Dr. Bari served at all levels of management at the laboratory. He is co-chairman of the working group on proliferation resistance and physical protection of the Generation IV International Forum. Dr. Bari has served on the Board of Directors of the American Nuclear Society and as President of the International Association for Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management. He was awarded the Theo J. “Tommy” Thompson Award in 2003 by the American Nuclear Society. In 2004, he received the Brookhaven National Laboratory Award for Outstanding Achievement in Science and Technology.  He is a fellow of the American Nuclear Society and of the American Physical Society. He has been a committee member of the U. S. National Academy of Sciences on Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety and Security of the U.S. Nuclear Plants. Dr. Bari has also recently chaired a workshop of the U. S. National Academy of Sciences on safety and security culture held jointly between the U.S. and Brazil in Sao Paolo.  He received his doctorate from Brandeis University (1970) and his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University (1965). He was awarded membership in the Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and Sigma Pi Sigma honor societies.