Cyber Security and Safety of Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems

Cyber Security and Safety of Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems

Michael A. Yastrebenetsky (State Scientific and Technical Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Safety, Ukraine) and Vyacheslav S. Kharchenko (National Aerospace University KhAI, Ukraine)
Projected Release Date: May, 2020|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 345
ISBN13: 9781799832775|ISBN10: 1799832775|EISBN13: 9781799832799|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3277-5


Safety and security are crucial to the operations of nuclear power plants, but cyber threats to these facilities are increasing significantly. Instrumentation and control systems, which play a vital role in the prevention of these incidents, have seen major design modifications with the implementation of digital technologies. Advanced computing systems are assisting in the protection and safety of nuclear power plants; however, significant research on these computational methods is deficient.

Cyber Security and Safety of Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the digital developments of instrumentation and control systems for assuring the safety and security of nuclear power plants. While highlighting topics such as accident monitoring systems, classification measures, and UAV fleets, this publication explores individual cases of security breaches as well as future methods of practice. This book is ideally designed for engineers, industry specialists, researchers, policymakers, scientists, academicians, practitioners, and students involved in the development and operation of instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants, chemical and petrochemical industries, transport, and medical equipment.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Accident Monitoring Systems
  • Assurance Cases
  • Classification Measures
  • Field Applications
  • Gate Array Technology
  • Markov’s Model
  • Robust Systems
  • Safety Composition
  • Security Vulnerabilities
  • UAV Fleets

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Michael Yastrebenetsky, PhD, Doctor of technical sciences, Professor, Honor Scientist of Ukraine. Until 1992 – Head of Department “Reliability of Automated Control Systems” of the Central Scientific Research Institute of Complex Automation. Since 1993 – Head of the Department “NPP Control and Information Systems Safety Analysis” of State Scientific and Technical Centre of Nuclear and Radiation Safety Professor of the Department “Systems Analysis and Control” of the Kharkov National Technical University. Author of 12 monographs, 290 articles, 35 international and national standards and regulations. Organizer and Chairman of 1-5 International Conferences “NPP I&C systems: safety aspects”.