AREVA Inc. and Northrop Grumman Corp. said Monday that they have joined forces to provide cybersecurity protection support for the U. S. nuclear industry. The alliance comes in response to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s call for commercial nuclear facilities to develop and implement cybersecurity plans.
Northrop Grumman’s capabilities, in concert with AREVA’s extensive regulatory experience and decades of serving the nuclear power industry, will help plant operators meet regulatory obligations established by the commission.
“Protecting the U.S. nuclear power infrastructure from exploitation and attacks of networks, systems, information and physical assets is an industry concern,” Tom Franch, senior vice president of reactors and services, AREVA Inc., said in a statement. “The value created through this agreement will go a long way in helping our utility customers ensure regulatory compliance with ever-increasing safety requirements and help utilities reinforce public confidence by leveraging advanced instrumentation and control technology.”
“We look forward to working with AREVA and combining its nuclear industry capabilities with our significant experience protecting mission-critical operations from cybersecurity threats,” said James M. Myers, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman’s Civil Systems division.
Northrop Grumman is located in McLean, while AREAVA has offices and operations in Lynchburg and Maryland.
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