Category Archives: DHS

AlertEnterprise Salutes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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October is coming to an end. It is also National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Thankfully no major breaches have been announced this month. Please join us in supporting the mission of the Department of Homeland Security by promoting Cybersecurity Awareness all year round.

Department of Homeland Security has designated October as National Cybersecurity Month. Each week in October is meant to highlight certain areas of security. Here are some are some of them. Remember these can be done year-round, not only in October.

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CFATS prescribes a risk management approach to security

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CFATS – Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards has been enacted by Department of Homeland Security to protect infrastructure that includes production, storage and transportations of chemicals that are hazardous in nature.

Various government regulatory agencies have created classification systems for different kinds of materials. According toe the American Chemistry Council, the US chemical industry produces $755 Billion dollars in product every year. These products are categorized as

  • Basic Chemicals
  • Specialty Chemicals
  • Agricultural Chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Consumer Products (e.g. cleaning agents, hair dyes etc.,)

Many of these products may not be hazardous by themselves, but when combined with others may have the potential of causing great harm. Some of the chemicals of concern are classified as:

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