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Fundamentals of Physical Protection at Facilities Holding Nuclear and Radiological Materials


1 Feb
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The Nuclear Security Culture Programme (NSCP) Fundamentals workshop.

Chair: Karl Dewey, Research Associate & Project Coordinator at the Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS)

The Nuclear Security Culture Programme (NSCP), sponsored by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is holding a workshop on the Fundamentals of Physical Protection, endorsed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

This workshop takes place in a virtual setting. It will take place over a two week period from 1-3 and 8-10 February 2021 with a maximum of three on-screen hours per day. The deadline for applications is 3 January 2021. Apply by clicking the link above, in the right hand column.

This workshop is intended to introduce participants to nuclear threats posed by non-state actors and the measures to mitigate them. It is relevant to individuals working for nuclear and radiological operators, regulators, government and research institutes. Ideally, participants will have at least five years of professional experience and a basic knowledge of nuclear security.

It will also highlight the following topics:

  • Nuclear and radiological materials
  • Threat assessment and DBT
  • Vulnerability assessment
  • Security-by-design
  • Regulation
  • Emerging technologies
  • Relationship to safety and safeguards
  • Physical protection systems
  • Nuclear security culture
  • Contingency planning and emergency preparedness
  • Testing and evaluation of physical protection systems
  • Insider threats
  • Information management and cybersecurity.

Material is in line with IAEA and international best practice. It will include a mixture of pre-recorded sessions, live lectures, real-life case studies, discussions, and a table-top exercise. Experts from industry, government, academia, the regulator and the guard force will be available for Q&A and discussion after each session.


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Karl Dewey

Karl Dewey

Research Associate & Project Coordinator

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