The civil nuclear industry – by virtue of its sensitive nature and critical function – faces a wide array of cyber security challenges and threats. These threats are both diverse and increasingly sophisticated, and the stakes for mitigating them are exceptionally high.
Threats include cyber espionage, where entities aim to breach civil nuclear systems to access valuable nuclear information or technology. Sabotage can have consequences ranging from operational disruptions and equipment damage to worst-case scenarios involving environmental catastrophes.
Insider threats – employees who either maliciously or unwittingly compromise the system – present a significant risk due to their access and system knowledge. Other challenges include reliance on legacy systems and increased digital interconnectedness, which amplifies system vulnerabilities and broaden the attack surface and where a data breach could result in grave national security implications.
Our team of cyber security experts work with the Ministry of Defence, HMG departments, government suppliers and the civil nuclear industry to discover, protect and comply with requirements such as List N to support the UK’s civil nuclear industry.
Collectively, these issues necessitate a state of constant vigilance, stringent control measures, and adaptive security strategies to ensure system security and data protection in the civil nuclear sector.
Ascentor’s expert cyber security services provide a robust solution to these challenges. Our holistic range of services includes expert guidance, List N gap analysis, comprehensive risk management, compliance assurance, continual security improvement and business continuity.
Partnering with Ascentor’s team of expert, accredited cyber security professionals supports the civil nuclear industry and its supply chain to navigate the cyber security landscape, ensuring the security of sensitive data and infrastructure, and promoting uninterrupted, compliant operation.
Our services help the civil nuclear industry and its supply chain achieve the government’s Civil Nuclear Cyber Strategy 2022.
We leverage years of experience in cyber security to deliver comprehensive solutions tailored to your needs.
We're accredited in ISO 9001:2015, Cyber Essentials Plus, IASME Gold and are a Crown Commercial Service Supplier.
NCSC (CESG) Certified Professionals CCP and Certified Information System Security Professional CISSP certified.
We're Certified Information Security Managers (CISM).
We're members of the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec). CREST and Cyber Scheme Registered Pentesters.
We stay ahead of the curve, consistently updating our services to handle the rapidly evolving landscape of cyber threats.
We work closely with clients, fostering partnerships to better understand and address your cyber security needs.
We offer pragmatic, accessible solutions that balance security needs with the realities of your operational requirements.