Enhancing Supply Chain Cyber Assurance in the Nuclear Sector : Findings from a Comprehensive Workshop Series

Melekwe, Solomon and Smith, Paul and Rouncefield, Mark (2024) Enhancing Supply Chain Cyber Assurance in the Nuclear Sector : Findings from a Comprehensive Workshop Series. In: International Conference on Nuclear Security: Shaping the Future, 2024-05-20 - 2024-05-24, Vienna International Centre (VIC).

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Abstract

This paper presents an overview of a series of workshops that were focused on supply chain assurance within the nuclear sector. The paper discusses the rationale behind the initiative, emphasizing the importance of supply chain security and cybersecurity within the nuclear industry. Several key areas are explored in the paper, including the development of an overarching strategy, provision of model policies and procedures, maturity assessments, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for monitoring risks and performance, the possibility of implementing pilot schemes, and tooling for information exchange. Throughout the paper, we underscore the significance of balancing security with commercial requirements and the need for clear policy directives and procedures. An important theme is the need to engage with a community of interest and gather feedback to enhance supply chain resilience. Additionally, the paper discusses the role of training and toolkit development in equipping stakeholders with the necessary knowledge and resources to implement effective supply chain assurance practices. It also addresses the challenges of data collection and automation. The authors acknowledge the importance of collaboration, scalability, and customization in addressing the unique requirements of each operating company within the nuclear sector. The paper concludes by highlighting the ongoing efforts to refine KPIs for supply chain assessment and emphasizes the need for meaningful and actionable metrics. Overall, this paper offers valuable insights into a holistic approach to supply chain assurance within the nuclear sector and sets the stage for further collaborative efforts in strengthening supply chain security and resilience.

Item Type:
Contribution to Conference (Paper)
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International Conference on Nuclear Security: Shaping the Future
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221022
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Deposited On:
11 Jun 2024 11:25
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Published
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15 Jul 2024 08:53