According to a new Chatham House report: #cyber security at Civil #nuclear facilities: Understanding the #risks, the risk of serious cyber-attacks on civil nuclear facilities is growing. With increased reliance on #digital systems, the use of commercial off-the-shelf software, and connecting to the Internet increases susceptibility for a cyberattack.
The myth: “We are safe from cyber-attacks because we are air gapped”.
The reality: “Protection by isolation” does not always apply. Removable media, such as a USB flash drive may contain #malware, and can potentially spread malware throughout the entire facility. Consider the Stuxnet worm that infected two Iranian nuclear facilities (Natanz and Bushehr) — both air gapped.