Protecting the technology that helps run facilities and the valuable information regarding chemical formulas and customer databases from a potential cyber-attack are a primary focus for our industry.
As part of their commitment under the Responsible Care® Security Code, ACC member companies must assess cybersecurity vulnerabilities, implement security measures to address them and provide appropriate training and guidance to employees on current and emerging cyber-related threats.
Unlike other critical infrastructure sectors, the federal government regulates cybersecurity for the chemical sector. Under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), chemical facilities must meet comprehensive cybersecurity requirements that address the protection of business networks and process control systems.
Beyond CFATS, the chemical sector has also been actively engaged with the federal government as the National Institute of Standards and Technology moves forward with implementing a cybersecurity framework in response to Executive Order 13650.