Last week I was able to attend the 2012 Chemical Sector Security Summit (Summit) in Baltimore, Maryland. The Summit, which is co-funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), is one of the largest annual gatherings of chemical security professionals.
In her opening remarks, Suzanne Spaulding, Deputy Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), DHS, discussed some of the current cyber security risks facing industry, stressing the need for industry to take a holistic approach to security that includes both cyber and physical protective measures. She noted that DHS is here as a partner to industry, and cooperation and collaboration is essential to ensuring a safe and secure homeland.
From 'Chemical Security Action'