As a consequence of heightened awareness and concern over possible terrorist threats to chemical plants, security has become an increasingly critical aspect of site operations. Protecting equipment and information raises issues of physical and network access and how to properly validate a person’s identity. This topic is too important to risk the wrong decisions.



COVID-19 Coverage

This page is designed to highlight activities underway by the chemical industry and to help provide resources to address and fight the impacts of COVID-19.

Delve Deeper Into Level Overflow Incidents

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Podcast: The Cost Climate Change Has On Process Safety

Preparing for the worst is in a facility’s best interest. Indeed, in 2020 there were over 800 natural and man-made disasters that resulted in $4.5 trillion in damages.

Podcast Boosts Safety Message

Director of IChemE Safety Centre offers insights in this popular series



SOCMA Presents Performance Improvement Awards

Dec. 17, 2021
Optima Chemical receives Gold Award, the association’s highest honor.

Yokogawa’s ProSafe SIS Achieves ISASecure Certification

June 11, 2021
Yokogawa will leverage this certification to accelerate its efforts to enhance the cybersecurity of its customers’ plant operations.

SOCMA Seeks Applications For Performance Improvement Awards

May 14, 2021
Performance Improvement Awards recognize continuous improvement and innovative processes in environmental, health, safety and security across the specialty and fine chemical industry...

SOCMA Celebrates Manufacturing Excellence Month

March 12, 2021
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates kicks off March as Manufacturing Excellence Month by highlighting Performance Improvement Award winners and showcasing specialty...

White Papers: In Depth Research


Chemical Processing Special Report: Secure plan(t)

Dec. 17, 2013
In the decade before Stuxnet attacked process control systems in Iran, there were just five known supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) vulnerabilities for all control...

Cyber Security: A Perfect Storm

Sept. 21, 2012
As companies and industries increasingly rely on technology, security risks become greater. With growing numbers of Windows machines and increased scarcity of skilled technical...

No More Risky Business With Virtual Patching

Sept. 21, 2012
Patching process control system software to remove security vulnerabilities is fraught with risk. System issues can be the result of installing a patch, but a system is also vulnerable...

Surviving the CFATS Site Security Plan – Tips for Inspection and Resubmission

As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) moves forward with the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), the program continues to evolve. This white paper describes...

Companies Halt Sales Of Chemicals Used By Drug Cartels

March 15, 2021
Companies may be in legal peril if they continue to sell chemicals tapped by narcotics traffickers.

U.S. Treasury Sanctions Russian Institution Over Triton Cyber Attack

Nov. 4, 2020
A Russian government-funded research institute is connected to the Triton malware attack on a petrochemical facility in the Middle East.

Honeywell And KIPIC Extend Contract To Safeguard Cybersecurity In Kuwait

Aug. 17, 2020
Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company chooses Honeywell Forge cybersecurity software for Al Zour Complex.

Cybersecurity Offering Expands As OT Security Programs Mature

Aug. 3, 2020
PAS releases modular OT cybersecurity offering – Cyber Integrity 7.0.