Human factor in nuclear security : establishing and optimizing security culture / Igor Khripunov.

Khripunov, Igor [Browse]
1st ed. 2023.
  • Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2023]
  • ©2023
1 online resource (202 pages)


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This book attempts to look into the genesis of security culture as a concept which emerged with the recognition of the role of the human factor in the context of security. It traces the rapid evolution of security culture into a multi-functional discipline reinforced by supplementary tools such as assessment and enhancement methodologies, reviews practical steps to harmonize nuclear safety and security culture as well as recommends its practical application to address insider threats and their consequences. In addition, it demonstrates how to tailor the generic model of nuclear security culture to meet specific needs of diverse facilities and activities in different countries. Finally, the book discusses several challenges which need to be addressed to make security culture a user-friendly, universal, and sustainable instrument to turn the perception of the human factor as a liability into an asset of nuclear security.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • 1. Human Fallibility and its Root Causes
  • 2. Rationale Behind Nuclear Security Culture (NSC)
  • 3. IAEA Model and Methodology
  • 4. Initial Steps Toward introduction as a Management Practice
  • 5. Interface of Security and Safety Culture
  • 6. How to Assess and Enhance
  • 7. Application of NSC to Radioactive Sources
  • 8. Addressing Insider Threats and Other Possible Applications
  • 9. Benefits of NSC in the Nuclear Domain and Beyond
  • 10. 2020-2021 Pandemic and Implications for Human Reliability
  • 11. A Road Map for Moving Ahead.
9783031202780 ((electronic bk.))
  • 10.1007/978-3-031-20278-0
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