Blockchain for Nuclear Facilities
Morales García, John E.
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Nuclear facilities are some of the most highly protected structures in the world. But rapid technological advances, terrorism and the cyberwarfare, has increased the threat of cybernetic attacks on nuclear facilities. Many of these attacks are aimed at altering the operation of the machines within the facility to obtain confidential information about the supply chain. This article focuses on integrating the blockchain technology as a transparent, monitoring mechanism for material movement inside nuclear facilities. With this technology materials movements can be tracked from their point-of-origin, while in transit, and arrival to its final destination. In addition, with the use of smart contracts, automated rules can be triggered when certain conditions are met, such as notifying when a material is running out or has been dispatched. Finally, this work seeks to answer questions such: is the blockchain secure for missioncritical systems like nuclear facilities. Key Terms - Blockchain, Ethereum, Nuclear Facilities, Supply chain