Cybersecurity: Chernobyl and its Cyber Lessons



Looking at cybersecurity through the lens of a nuclear disaster can help your organization be more prepared when emergencies arise

HBO’s recent “Chernobyl” series, which re-told the story of the nuclear accident that threatened much of Europe in 1986, made for compelling viewing. The accident was said to have helped prompt the fall of the Eastern block and bring about a fundamental shift in global politics.

On April 26, 1986, reactor number 4 exploded, throwing radioactive material into the night sky. We may never know how many people suffered as a result of this accident. The official death toll was 31. Or 54. Or several thousand. Or 93,000.

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