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Poland

Theft Ranking
Has Weapons-Usable Nuclear Materials
Change+3
Score84
Rank4

Summary

Poland ranks 4th in the theft ranking and is one of the most improved states, increasing its score by 3 points from 2014. Poland improved due to ongoing removals of nuclear material and participation in a nuclear security exercise. In the future, Poland’s nuclear materials security conditions could be improved by requiring more frequent personnel vetting, constant surveillance of inner areas of nuclear facilities, and reporting of suspicious behavior to mitigate the insider threat, ensuring its laws and regulations for security of material during transport reflect the latest IAEA guidelines, including cyber threats in its Design Basis Threat, and requiring cybersecurity tests and assessments. Poland could also improve its nuclear materials security conditions by publishing an annual nuclear security report and making public declarations about its materials stocks.


Category & Indicator Scores

Category & Indicators
Rank / Score / Δ

Quantities and Sites
+6
90
3

Quantities of Nuclear Materials
+12
75
=5

Sites and Transportation
100
=1

Material Production / Elimination Trends
100
=1

Security and Control Measures
76
=13

On-site Physical Protection
80
=13

Control and Accounting Procedures
100
=1

Insider Threat Prevention
67
=6

Physical Security During Transport
50
=12

Response Capabilities
100
=1

Cybersecurity
50
=14

Global Norms
+6
88
=9

International Legal Commitments
100
=1

Voluntary Commitments
+20
100
=1

International Assurances
60
=12

Domestic Commitments and Capacity
96
=7

UNSCR 1540 Implementation
80
=11

Domestic Nuclear Materials Security Legislation
100
=1

Safeguards Adherence and Compliance
100
=1

Independent Regulatory Agency
100
=1

Risk Environment
+3
74
8

Political Stability
80
=8

Effective Governance
+13
63
=12

Pervasiveness of Corruption
50
=12

Group(s) Interested in Illicitly Acquiring Materials
100
=1

Legend

= denotes tie in rank
Δ denotes change in score between 2014 and 2016
– denotes no change between 2014 and 2016
All countries are scored 0–100, where 100 = most favorable nuclear security conditions

Note on Scores

Indicator scores equal the sum of the subindicator scores. Scores are then normalized 0-100, where 100 = most favorable nuclear materials security conditions.