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National Cyber collaboration

Working with partners from across the sector, the NDA’s cyber security resilience programme held its fifth national cyber exercise Golden Osprey.

A virtual cyber exhibition with blue and grey screens

Working closely with Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Office for Nuclear Regulation and the National Cyber Security Centre, the virtual event included an exercise scenario and simulation developed by a group of cross-sector experts.

To ensure an authentic scenario, the simulation exercise was supported by a host of industry organisations including, EDF Energy, Westinghouse Springfields Fuels, Urenco, Sellafield, Nuclear Transport Solutions, Dounreay, Atos, and the Civil Nuclear Constabulary.

The exercise provided the opportunity for experts to test and renew skills, improve technical knowledge and proficiency, and develop analytical and communications skills. It was based on the concept of a sophisticated attack on critical infrastructure and the supply chains that support it.

Attended by over 20 different sector organisations from across the UK over the years, the one-of-a-kind exercise brings significant training and upskilling opportunities to the region.

Through on-site and remote visits, the exercise series has helped hundreds of people to better prepare and train for cyber incidents.