The Software Security Analysis for Digital Instrumentation and Control Systems of NPPs

  • Hui-Hui LiangEmail author
  • Peng-Fei Gu
  • Jian-Zhong Tang
  • Wei-Hua Chen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 455)


Software security relates to the economy and safety of nuclear power plants (NPPs). Cyber security is a hot research topic for NPPs. The standards and regulations have been established for cyber security in NPPs, such as regulatory guide 5.71. Cyber-attack is a threaten that may be happened at any point during the life cycle of the digital instrumentation and control systems. The vulnerabilities of information security can be reduced by physical protection, independent strategies and administrative measures. The security measures only concern with the cyber security for NPPs in commonly. The essence of digital instrumentation and control systems has not been paid enough attention. Software security is the last line of against the attacker. In this paper, the risk of software security has been analysed for the digital instrumentation and control systems in NPPs. The identification and detection measures have been proposed in the paper.


Software security Security analysis I&C NPPs 



This project was financially supported with funds which provided by a reliability research of reactor protection system which based on digital microprocessor and electrical equipment (national science and technology major project). The award number is 2014ZX06004002-004.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hui-Hui Liang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Peng-Fei Gu
    • 1
  • Jian-Zhong Tang
    • 1
  • Wei-Hua Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Power Safety Monitoring Technology and Equipment, Laboratory of I &C Equipment Qualification and Software V&VChina Nuclear Power Engineering Co., Ltd.ShenzhenChina

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