Chemical Sector Security Summit: Potential Threats and Suspicious Activity Reporting

On Day 1 of the Summit, I was selected to moderate a breakout session entitled “Potential Threat Actors’ Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures.” This expert panel of speakers included Dr. James Carafano, Deputy Director, Institute for International Studies, and Director, Center for Foreign Policy Studies, Heritage Foundation, Robert Bunch, Intelligence Analyst,...

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.

What Does Bin Laden's Death Mean for Chemical Security?

By now the whole world has heard about the death of the world's most well-known terrorist - Osama Bin Laden. His demise ends an era for many Americans who suffered great losses during the 9/11 attacks, for those who put themselves at risk working at ground zero searching and cleaning...