Feds aim to tighten nuclear cyber security

Wednesday, 26 January 2005, 7:49 AM EST

Federal regulators are proposing to add computer security standards to their criteria for installing new computerized safety systems in nuclear power plants.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) quietly launched a public comment period late last month on a proposed 15-page update to its regulatory guide "Criteria for Use of Computers in Safety Systems of Nuclear Power Plants." The current version, written in 1996, is three pages long and makes no mention of security.

By Kevin Poulsen at SecurityFocus.

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