Executive Briefings

Security Regulations Starting to Squeeze Chemical Companies

What pieces of security and other information would be most important for your company to keep under lock and key and away from terrorists? Who in your plant is able to access this information, and what do you know about those people? Are your plant's protections against cyber-attacks and acts of sabotage adequate? Does your plant have processes in place to secure the shipping, receipt, and storage of materials?
Even in these hyper-security-minded times, these are questions that many manufacturers would be hard-pressed to answer. But managers at thousands of chemical plants in the United States are being required to do just that under a federal regulation that Congress passed in 2006 but is just starting to kick in.
Source: Managing Automation 

What pieces of security and other information would be most important for your company to keep under lock and key and away from terrorists? Who in your plant is able to access this information, and what do you know about those people? Are your plant's protections against cyber-attacks and acts of sabotage adequate? Does your plant have processes in place to secure the shipping, receipt, and storage of materials?
Even in these hyper-security-minded times, these are questions that many manufacturers would be hard-pressed to answer. But managers at thousands of chemical plants in the United States are being required to do just that under a federal regulation that Congress passed in 2006 but is just starting to kick in.
Source: Managing Automation