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Webinar on Countering Violent Extremism in the Nuclear Sector: Key Findings of the December 2019 London Workshop

03 March 2020 - 03 March 2020 Online, Public Event

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Workshop on autonomous and remotely operated systems: Benefits and challenges to nuclear security


WINS organised a workshop on Countering Violent Extremism and the Insider Threat in the Nuclear Sector in London, UK from 03-05 December 2019 with the objective to:

  • Provide participants with a better understanding of the processes leading to radicalisation and violent extremism; identify and discuss the motivation, intention and capabilities of HVEs; and review real-life examples and applicable case
  • Identify and explore the role of different stakeholders involved in the identification and mitigation of such threats with specific reference to the nuclear sector.
  • Review the current measures to help ensure the reliability of personnel accessing critical areas and information in the nuclear
  • Discuss whether the nuclear sector and its employment arrangements have any features that make it more or less vulnerable to becoming a VE
  • Discuss how to test the resilience of the security systems, including information sharing among different
  • Understand best practices in countering VE threats from other sectors, including sensitive industries and critical

This workshop was a continuation of series of events WINS has held on the topic of external and internal threats to nuclear facilities. It was aiming to review the latest information on radicalisation and VE matters and to listen to the experience gained by those who are implementing security arrangements at nuclear facilities and other critical infrastructure.

Objectives the Webinar

The purpose of the webinar was to report on main discussions and key findings of the workshop. It was an opportunity to review and discuss the VE threat, explore some potential mitigation measures and listen to participants’ opinions and comments.

Reference materials

Workshop report is available here. Further materials on the workshop can be downloaded from the dedicated webpage. Please note you need to be connected as WINS member to access these materials. You can become a WINS member here.

Webinar Details

Please listen to the webinar introduction podcast* below for more details.

The webinar was conducted on Tuesday, 03 March 2020 at 10:00 GMT.

Duration: 60 minutes (Language: English)

Speakers: Samir Puri, King's College London and Johns Hopkins University, UK and Wayne Jones, EDF Energy, UK and Pierre Legoux, WINS Head of Programmes

The webinar recording is available to WINS members here on the Knowledge Centre area of the WINS website, or directly on the Livestorm webinar platform by clicking here .

* Podcast music by "Interplanetary Forest and Pure Water" by 'Meydan' licencesed under CC BY 4.0

Contact Information

   Pierre Legoux

   Anida Celikovic


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