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Nuclear Security Education

Professional Development Courses and Workshops

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SCIENTISTS, TECHNICIANS, AND ENGINEERS
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NUCLEAR SECURITY CULTURE
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RADIOLOGICAL SOURCE SECURITY
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 INSIDER THREATS AND PREVENTATIVE MEASURES
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SENIOR EXECUTIVES NUCLEAR SECURITY CULTURE
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Our Workshops:

Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials

The physical protection workshop focuses on the nuclear threats posed by non-state actors and how physical protection systems and supporting security measures can be used to mitigate them. This six-day introductory course employs an interdisciplinary approach to cover regulatory, government, industry and academic topics, including IAEA guidance and best practice. A site visit to an operational nuclear power plant takes place half-way through the workshop, with the objective to embed theoretical concepts into practical application. 

  • Upcoming Workshop :27 January – 1 February, London UK. Click here to apply.  , London UK. Click here to apply.

 

Scientists, Technicians and Engineers 

The scientists, technicians and engineers (STEs) workshop is designed to raise awareness of nuclear security within the academic and research communities, with a focus on protecting sensitive nuclear information. This three-day workshop outlines the risks to nuclear and radiological material and information in this context, as well as examining the practical steps that can be taken to enhance security. The workshop is also unique in that discussions around the protection of sensitive information encompass proliferation issues and export controls.

Nuclear Security Culture

The nuclear security culture workshop focuses on the human dimension in security at nuclear and radiological facilities, examining the impact of security culture on the effectiveness of physical security systems. Security culture is one of the most complex and interdisciplinary areas of nuclear security and, consequently, also one of the most misunderstood – even despite the increase of international interest and activities in this area. This five-day workshop introduces the concept of security culture, examining the IAEA guidance in this area which builds upon Edgar Schein’s work on broader organisational culture. It also discusses approaches, methods and tools for the assessment of security culture, as well as the insider threat and human dimension in cyber security.

Radiological Source Security

The radiological source security workshop introduces the threats to radiological sources posed by non-states actors and how security measures can be used to mitigate them. The five-day course employs an interdisciplinary approach to cover regulatory, government, industry and academic topics, including IAEA guidance and best practice. A video walk-through of a site containing radiological sources is provided, with the objective to embed theoretical concepts into practical application.

Insider Threats and Preventative Measures 

The insider threats and preventative measures workshop focuses on the human dimension at in security at nuclear and radiological facilities. Building on IAEA guidance and international best practice, the workshop discusses Edgar Schein’s work on broader organisational culture, as well as the preventative and protective measures that can be taken to guard against the insider threat. Case studies are used to demonstrate the range of previous incidents involving insiders, including cases of sabotage, physical theft and cyber breaches.

Senior Executives Nuclear Security Culture

The senior executives nuclear security culture focuses on the vital importance of a supportive leadership in building a robust security culture. This unique two-day workshop brings together senior executives from various organisations working with nuclear and radiological materials. The focus is on how nuclear security culture is not only about reducing risks but also serves as a business enabler. Strategies for ensuring appropriate leadership and the development of management systems are also examined. 

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