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Resources for Countries

January 6, 2016

The following chart can be used as a resource by countries to gain a deeper understanding of what is included in the NTI Index and to use the NTI Index as a guide for strengthening their own nuclear security.

The chart identifies sections of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) nuclear security guidelines and publications and World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) best practice guides that are relevant to understanding selected indicators and subindicators in the Security and Control Measures category of the NTI Index. For instance, a country that wishes to better understand the design basis threat subindicator can review several IAEA and WINS resources relevant to design basis threats.

In addition, the chart provides references to international agreements, organizations, or other initiatives that are included in the Global Norms category and Domestic Commitments and Capacity category.

The top section of the table lists indicators and subindicators included in the NTI Index theft ranking and denotes those that also appear in the new NTI Index sabotage ranking with an asterisk (*) (though they may have a different subindicator number in the sabotage ranking). An asterisk next to a resource indicates that the resource is relevant to sabotage only. A separate section at the bottom of the table shows subindicators that only appear in the NTI Index sabotage ranking as well as relevant resources.

INDICATOR SUBINDICATOR

RESOURCES

THEFT AND SABOTAGE RANKINGS
2.1 On-site Physical Protection 2.1.1 Mandatory physical protection*
  2.1.2 On-site reviews of security*
  2.1.3 Design basis threat*
  2.1.4 Security responsibilities and accountabilities*
  2.1.5 Performance-based program*
2.2 Control and Accounting Procedures 2.2.1 Legal and regulatory basis for MC&A*
  2.2.2 Measurement methods
  2.2.3 Inventory record
  2.2.4 Material balance area(s)
  2.2.5 Control measures*
2.3 Insider Threat Prevention 2.3.1 Personnel vetting*
  2.3.2 Frequency of personnel vetting*
  2.3.3 Reporting*
  2.3.4 Surveillance*
2.4 Physical Security During Transport 2.4.1 Physical security during transport
2.5 Response Capabilities 2.5.1 Emergency response capabilities*
  2.5.2 Armed response capabilities*
  2.5.3 Law enforcement response training*
  2.5.4 Nuclear infrastructure protection plan*
2.6 Cybersecurity 2.6.1 Mandatory cybersecurity*
  2.6.2 Critical digital asset protection*
  2.6.3 Cybersecurity DBT*
  2.6.4 Cybersecurity assessments*
3.1 International Legal Commitments 3.1.1 Physical Protection Convention (CPPNM)*
  3.1.2 2005 Amendment (CPPNM)*
  3.1.3 Nuclear Terrorism Convention (ICSANT)*
3.2 Voluntary Commitments 3.2.1 IAEA membership*
  3.2.2 PSI membership
  3.2.3 Global Initiative membership*
  3.2.4 Global Partnership membership*
  3.2.5 WINS contributions*
  3.2.6 IAEA Nuclear Security Fund contributions*
  3.2.7 Bilateral/multilateral assistance*
  3.2.8 Centers of Excellence*
3.3 International Assurances 3.3.3 Review of security arrangements*
4.1 UNSCR 1540 Implementation 4.1.1 UNSCR 1540 reporting*
  4.1.2 Extent of UNSCR 1540 implementation*
4.2 Domestic Nuclear Materials Security Legislation 4.2.1 CPPNM implementation authority*
4.3 Safeguards Adoption and Compliance 4.3.1 IAEA safeguards agreement (excluding Additional Protocol)
  4.3.2 IAEA Additional Protocol
SABOTAGE RANKING
2.2 Control and Accounting Procedures 2.2.2 Radiological consequences (materials)
  2.2.3 Radiological consequences (equipment, systems, and devices)
  2.2.5 Access control
3.1 International Legal Commitments 3.1.4 Convention on Nuclear Safety
4.2 Domestic Nuclear Materials Security Legislation 4.2.3 Convention on Nuclear Safety report