With the new high risk chemical facilities federal anti-terrorism regulations, its time for the chemical industry to ratchet up its cyber-security efforts. Theres a surge in interest in cyber-subjects such as security certification, defense-in-depth strategies, risk-based planning and improved policies and procedures.
Users seeking appropriate process safety systems arent getting enough help from unspecific standards and ideal-world certifications. Heres how to gain useful safety capabilities in a buyer-beware world.
New anti-terrorism standards require the Department of Homeland Security to identify and regulate "high-risk chemical facilities." These facilities will be subject to a security vulnerability assessment. Where does your plant fit in with these new standards?
David A. Moore and Dorothy Kellogg, AcuTech Consulting Group
Industry faces the threat of draconian demands from Congress as chemical plants remain an attractive targets for terrorism attacks, according to Mark Rosenzweig, editor in chief of Chemical Processing.
With the last of mandated security deadlines now approaching, plants ponder future steps. Read about all of the improvements and procedural changes that have already occurred and find out what might be next for your plant's security plan.
Accidents and deaths have not been enough to spur regulatory change under the Bush administration. There have been 167 accidents in the past two decades, and 108 people were killed in 48 of the incidents.