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Operations Cyber Security Best Practices

Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) plant security inspections are underway now, as part of the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS).

Are you prepared for this scrutiny? Don't risk being fined as a result of failing a DHS audit … or worse, being shut down. Securing your plants is not just about IT. Your company has to look at your vulnerabilities from both an IT and plant perspective.

The final rule was published for the US Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). This is one of the most well thought out security standards to date as it took a risk based approach for acceptable mitigation controls. A "sliding scale" (i.e. the higher the risk that an organization is an attractive target, the more stringent security safeguards need to be). The Risk Based Performance Standards (RBPS) were broken down into 18 categories, all of which play an important role in securing the "brass ring" or the Chemicals of Interest (COI). An exhaustive and living list of chemicals and quantities (either produced or stored) serves as the baseline for determining the level of "attractiveness" to terrorist organizations and subsequently the probability of tumult.

Please join the American Chemistry Council and CSC to understand the guideline and the best practices to assess and mitigate risk in your Operations.

With deep domain expertise in manufacturing processes and world-leading cyber security expertise, CSC is uniquely qualified to help you understand the possible consequences of a cyber breach in your plants, prepare to defend against this ever-growing threat, and ready your organization to meet CFATS cyber security requirements. Using proven methodologies, we’ll work with your plants to quickly assess cyber risks and consequences, identify gaps in cyber preparedness, recommend steps to address the gaps, and reduce risks to your manufacturing facilities.

CSC's CFATS Plant Cyber Security Assessment will enable you to secure your plants and be ready to meet the DHS plant security inspection challenge by:

• Bridging the social and operational security challenges between the IT and Process owners of ICS components through collaboration and education
• Assessing and/or creating standards to apply to the ICS environment to meet security expectations
• Creating a comprehensive inventory of consequence-based risks for all plant automation and process control systems
• Documenting a Gap Analysis of the plant systems versus required standards around cyber security policies, practices, and technologies
• Building a Roadmap of prioritized remediation projects to close the Gaps, with rough order of magnitude cost estimates

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Bill GulledgeWilliam P. Gulledge
Bill Gulledge is the Senior Director of the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Chemical Products and Technology Division. On behalf of its chemical industry members, the Division conducts a wide variety of advocacy programs, manages research and testing projects, and supports voluntary product stewardship programs and information exchanges. He currently manages industry groups focused on innovative technologies, chemical information technology, cyber security, and the production of ethylene oxide, ethylene glycols, hydrogen peroxide, industrial solvents, and hydrogen fluoride. Mr. Gulledge organized industry forums to address endocrine screening, process safety, and quality management issues.
Prior to re-joining ACC in 2000, Mr. Gulledge worked for 15 years as an environmental risk management consultant and founded and operated two environmental and innovative technology insurance companies. Prior to this, Mr. Gulledge worked in the Environmental Division of the American Chemistry Council where he primarily managed hazardous waste, superfund and air toxics issues. He received a BA in Public Affairs from the American University (AU) in Washington, D.C. and an MS in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from AU/George Washington University.

Edward LIebigEdward J. Liebig
Ed is the CTO of CSC’s Cybersecurity Consulting Practice. He is a 23+ year Cybersecurity professional with over 33 years of IT experience. He currently serves as an Industry cybersecurity expert on ICS and Information security program management while managing an elite team of consultants and the delivery capabilities for global consulting support for all cybersecurity and privacy related opportunities across CSC. His areas of expertise include executive program management, strategic and tactical security management and operations, IT and ICS governance, full secure life cycle application development, internal and external audit, regulatory compliance, and controls assurance.
He has served as CISO for major multinational corporations. He has formed and lead technical teams to build out and sustain comprehensive security programs for numerous companies in a wide range of industry verticals with a focus on Chemical, Energy and Natural Resources, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Retail, Telecommunications and Health Care.
Ed is currently pursuing his PhD in IT Security from Capella University and received his MS in IT, with a specialization in Information Assurance and Security from Capella University.

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Watch On demand until
December 11, 2013


• William P. Gulledge
Senior Director, ACC, Chemical Products and Technology Division
• Edward J. Liebig
CTO, CSC, Cybersecurity Consulting Practice

Duration: 60 minutes

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