Chemical industry drafts cybersecurity plan

Monday, 15 July 2002, 12:29 PM EST

A broad cross-section of trade associations and individual companies from the U.S. chemical industry is moving forward this month with a comprehensive plan for improving cybersecurity at chemical companies and facilities.

The plan will be submitted to the White House for inclusion in the forthcoming National Strategy for Protecting Cyberspace and marks the first time the industry has developed a unified strategy for cybersecurity. It was endorsed officially last month by the Chemicals Sector Cyber-Security Information Sharing Forum, a consortium led by David Kepler, corporate vice president and CIO at The Dow Chemical Co. The plan received support from a dozen other industry associations as well.

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