Excellent learning and peer-to-peer networking opportunities with a cross-section of the nuclear industry.
The world’s first certified professional development programme for individuals in nuclear security management.
An extensive archive of information on nuclear security, both from WINS and from external sources.
Helping licensees assess the maturity of their security programme and measure their security culture effectiveness.
This module introduces the importance of cybersecurity in the nuclear industry and how cybersecurity can be improved. The six-unit programme and the examination are offered in both English and Spanish.
The audience for this module includes managers with responsibility for security as well as regulators, government departments and others who wish to better understand the background and implications of cybersecurity in the nuclear industry. The technical content is introductory, requiring no prior cybersecurity knowledge.
Digital technologies are now integrated into nearly all aspects of nuclear facility operations. These technologies are incorporated into nuclear security systems, nuclear safety systems, nuclear material accountancy and control systems, and systems supporting emergency response services. Over recent years, individuals and groups with malicious intentions have recognised that this shift has increased the opportunity for cyberattacks.
Cybersecurity, at its foundation, is the protection of information technology systems and operational technology systems from cyberattack. This module introduces the importance of cybersecurity to the nuclear industry to help learners reflect on how cybersecurity could be improved in their own organisation. Cybersecurity is a strategic risk to be managed, and by completing this module you can assist your organisation increase its cybersecurity resilience.
The overall objective of this module is to provide you with an overview of cybersecurity in the nuclear industry, including its challenges, terminology, relevant best practice and standards. Successfully completing this module will help you communicate more effectively with specialist cybersecurity professionals and help you make informed decisions about cybersecurity in your organisation.
Examine the main categories of cyberthreat actors and vulnerabilities they may exploit
Understand the types, targets, vectors and potential consequences of cyberattacks
Appreciate the different cybersecurity responsibilities of regulatory bodies, operators and providers in the supply chain
Examine the key elements of an effective cybersecurity risk management strategy
Understand methods to establish cybersecurity culture within your organisation
Learn the essential organisational practices for planning, preparedness and response to a cybersecurity incident
You can decide what learning and certification pathway works best for you. The comprehensive package provides you everything you need to study online and offline in order to achieve certification within a six-month period.
|LMS LEARNING ACCESS||TEXTBOOK||EXAM VOUCHER||EXAM RETAKE VOUCHER||COST*|
|Comprehensive package||500 EUR|
|Online study only||150 EUR|
|Offline study only||200 EUR|
|Combined online + offline study||350 EUR|
|Combined online study + exam||300 EUR|
|Combined offline study + exam||350 EUR|
|Exam only**||150 EUR|
|Exam retake only***||150 EUR|
*Discounts may be possible from time to time and can be requested prior to any purchase.
**This is not a recommended option, for anyone who has not completed the module learning.
***This is required and only available for a learner who has failed an exam, or has not attended a scheduled exam (ie. a no-show)
Our funded scholarships provide everything you need to undertake and complete one of our WINS Academy professional development programmes. The scholarships are available to a global audience of learners who have specific responsibilities for nuclear and radioactive source security or looking to gain further knowledge. We are fully supportive of gender diversity and parity and have scholarships available to support our commitment to increase the participation of women in nuclear security at all levels by promoting knowledge exchange, training, and professional certification. Applications for scholarships are open to all WINS Members and the selection of eligible learners is at WINS’ discretion. A scholarship learning package provides access to the online learning module, a hardcopy textbook and an exam voucher – providing all the tools to enable a learner to achieve certification within the six-month duration of the scholarship programme.APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP
WINS Academy Programme examinations are administered through computer-based testing. All exam questions are developed according to the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing and ordered randomly in the exam. The exam questions are produced and reviewed together with learning technologists and test developers to ensure they are fair, reliable and valid and that they reflect no biases.
WINS Academy exams may be taken in countries that have PearsonVUE test centres and where Pearson OnVUE online proctored exams are available. PearsonVUE provides 6,000 test centres in 180 countries. Learners who successfully achieve the pass grade will receive a WINS Academy Certificate For additional information, please see our Examination Policies and Procedures and Online Exam Booking Guide.BOOK YOUR EXAM
After successfully passing the exam, you will receive a WINS Academy Nuclear Security Certificate and invitation to become part of the WINS Alumni Network. Your certified professional designation remains valid for five years and you can recertify to renew and extend your nuclear security professional certification before the expiry date. Recertification demonstrates your commitment to the nuclear security field and dedication to nuclear security requirements and practices. By renewing your certification, you further develop your knowledge of underlying concepts and strengthen your nuclear security leadership and management skills. Recertification also enhances your professional development through continued learning, experience and support for practical skills. We have three recertification options, so you can decide the best way for you to renew your certified nuclear security professional status with WINS. For additional information please go to our Certification page.RENEW YOUR CERTIFICATION