Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant cyber security audit recommends internet restrictions

New Delhi: Following a cyber attack on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP), a complete check of the administrative network of KKNPP was done by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) along with Computer & Information Security Advisory Group (CISAG) of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

Measures for immediate and short term implementation have been recommended. Several measures have been taken for further strengthening of Information Security in administrative networks viz. hardening of internet and administrative intranet connectivity, restriction on removable media, blocking of websites & IPs which have been identified with malicious activity etc.

Moreover, the second unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP-2) is presently being operated at about 65% power as increased vibration in the generator stator is observed at higher power levels. The generator stator is planned to be replaced during the next refueling outage scheduled from December 2019, following which the unit is expected to be operated at full power.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 27 November.

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