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Cyber-security, Nuclear Weapon Systems and Strategic Stability

THURSDAY MAY 27, 2021 at 5:30 pm (CEST)

Organized by

Gruppo Interdisciplinare su Scienza, Tecnologia e Società (GI-STS) dell’Area della Ricerca di Pisa del CNR

In cooperation with

Areaperta – Area della Ricerca CNR di Pisa
Centro Interdisciplinare Scienze per La Pace dell’Università di Pisa
Istituto di Biofisica del CNR
Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione ``A. Faedo’’ del CNR
Laboratorio Informatica e Società del CINI
Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs
Unione degli Scienziati Per Il Disarmo

Under the auspices of

La Nuova Limonaia
Rete Università per la Pace

Information technologies play a fundamental role both in civilian and in military systems. Vulnerabilities caused by malfunctions, and errors in the design or implementation of digital systems, are exploited for attacks on them, with consequences that sometimes also result in physical damage. The level of insecurity and uncertainty that this situation entails is particularly dangerous, especially in relation to nuclear weapons, and can have important negative repercussions on crisis management and strategic stability. This webinar will address the issues related to Cyber-security of Critical Infrastructures and the implications of Cyber and Space dependency on Nuclear Assets and Strategic Stability.


5:30 Opening
Antonello Provenzale President - Area della Ricerca di Pisa del CNR
Diego Latella CNR-ISTI, GI-STS (IT)

5:45 Cyber-security and Critical Infrastructures, a Global Challenge
Domenico Laforenza CNR-IIT, GI-STS (IT)
Slides available here

6:15 Strategic Stability and Cyber and Space Dependency in Nuclear Assets
Beyza Unal Chatham House (UK)

6:45 Discussion

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