Cybersecurity of critical infrastructures such as nuclear facilities

  • Heinz-Peter Berg
Keywords: IT security, cybersecurity, German nuclear regulations, international projects


In the last years, cybersecurity has become a crucial essential element within the security framework of critical infrastructures such as process industry, railways, hospitals and also nuclear facilities. The types of threats change, and not only organizations requiring money from the affected organization but also nation states seem to be involved. The number of cyber-attacks to all types of critical infrastructure increased and these attacks are seen as a threatening problem. For the specific aspects of nuclear facilities in Germany, current experiences and future activities regarding these facilities under the German IT Act are discussed. Moreover, respective regulatory requirements recently set in force in Germany are presented. In addition, ongoing international activities in this area are discussed.