DOE Office of Nuclear Energy Cybersecurity Research, Development and Demonstration Program Plan   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Executive Summary: "This document describes the Cybersecurity Research Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Program, established by the Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) to provide science-based methods and technologies necessary for cost-effective, cyber-secure digital instrumentation, control and communication in collaboration with nuclear energy stakeholders. It provides an overview of program goals, objectives, linkages to organizational strategies, management structure, and stakeholder and cross-program interfaces. The nuclear industry must modernize to remain competitive. Current nuclear power plants will be upgraded, and new advanced reactors will be designed using digital systems and novel control concepts. This nuclear sector digital modernization, including novel control concepts, will introduce cybersecurity risks that will need to be managed. Concern with cybersecurity is ubiquitous across critical infrastructure. However, successful cybersecurity in the nuclear energy industry requires an understanding of the technical, regulatory, and business constraints placed upon it. Like other programs in the NE Crosscutting Technology Development portfolio, this program was established to address challenges across the existing and future nuclear fleet by identifying common critical research needs and then translating the gaps into actionable RD&D activities. The program is organized into four cybersecurity RD&D focus areas: risk-management methods, secure architectures, supply-chain risk management, and modeling and simulation. For each focus area, this plan provides the main challenges and opportunities, goals, approach, benefits, and key three- to five-year milestones."

Report Number:
Sandia Report No. SAND2021-11465R
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U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information: https://www.osti.gov/
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