Aldawsari Trial Set for April 30

The case of Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, the Saudi college student arrested last year in Texas on suspicion of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, is set for trial on April 30. Employees at both the chemical supply company where Aldawsari attempted to purchase Phenol and at the shipping...

The FBI Discusses Collaboration Between Intelligence & Law Enforcement

Public-private partnerships are a critical component of stopping terrorism, and an alert public plays an essential role in protecting the homeland. Three intelligence and law enforcement professionals addressed these issues at the recent Chemical Security Regulatory Workshop, jointly hosted by the Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC) and ADT Advanced...

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,...

Insider Threats and Cyber Attacks Becoming More Common

Ever think someone could come to work for your company, become disgruntled and sabotage your business? If not, think again.

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.