In October 2014, I had the pleasure to present IAEA’s new Universal Instrument Token at the Symposium on International Safeguards.

The Symposium, organized every four years by the International Atomic Energy Agency, gathers experts for nuclear safety from around the world. Session 22 covered Equipment Security and Consideration for Joint Use.

The IAEA is widely known as the world’s “Atoms for Peace” organization within the United Nations family. Set up in 1957 as the world’s centre for cooperation in the nuclear field, the Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technologies.

The Universal Instrument Token is a SmartCard-HSM in an USB form-factor which is equipped with a certificate from the agencies internal Public Key Infrastructure. Its main use is to protect the authenticity of measurement data collected at nuclear safeguard instruments using a digital signature.

See the full paper prepared by the project team for details.