DHS Warns of Insider Threat to Utilities & Plants

Last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a report warning  major utilities and critical infrastructure operators, such as chemical plants and oil refineries, that “violent extremists” have obtained insider positions and might use those positions to conduct physical and cyber attacks on behalf of Al Qaeda.

Chemical Companies Warned about Fraudulent Letters from FBI

I ran across this warning from the FBI.  Apparently, members of the chemical community are asked to be on the lookout after two U.S. based chemical companies received letters from an entity claiming to be FBI Director Robert S.

A Survey for the Kitchen Sink?

Every now and then, I fantasize about remodeling my outdated kitchen. One day I began browsing to see just how much a brand-new kitchen would cost. It wasn't long before I got a pop-up message from the Website asking me to please take their latest survey.

Challenges Abound for Product, Process Development and Process Design Information

Recently in my efforts to assist a client to find suppliers of certain product, I took the easy route -- i.e., search using one of the search engines. The results were very interesting. Most of the product/s were available from Chinese and/or Indian companies.

Testimony Begins for CFATS Legislation H.R. 908

The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy took testimony on CFATS legislation H.R. 908 on Thursday, March 31.  As we have discussed this legislation was recently introduced by subcommittee vice chair Tim Murphy (R-PA) and ranking member Gene Green (D-TX).  It would extend the current...