Béla Lipták on safety: Cyber security and nuclear power

In this report, Béla Lipták explores the causes of the nuclear accidents at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima

“The weapons of wars of terror will not be limited to biological weapons and dirty nuclear bombs, but will also include software viruses and worms that will wage cyber warfare in attacking our infrastructure and industry, including our nuclear power plants,” says Béla Lipták, process control guru and author of the “Instrument and Automation Engineers’ Handbook,” in the 2009 introduction to this anthology. “My goal with this series of articles is not to spread fear, but to describe the power of process control to protect us.”

In this report, Lipták provides a deep understanding of the causes of the nuclear accidents at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima, along with the reactor facility design, control and interlock configurations related to each one.

Lipták then draws upon his considerable experience to detail strategies by which process control can protect nuclear plants both from common accidents and cyber attacks.

 

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