Dan Strachan

All posts by Dan Strachan

Dan Strachan is the Director, Industrial Relations and Programs for AFPM. To learn more about AFPM, visit AFPM.org.

Petrochem Knights

Anyone at AFPM or on any of the AFPM committees with which I work will tell you that I am a proud alumnus of the University of Central Florida (UCF). I attended the 2014 Fiesta Bowl where the UCF Knights...

/ August 10, 2015

Cybersecurity – Preventive Maintenance is Essential

If you are reading this on your office computer, your company’s IT system is probably running well. If your refinery has no trouble meeting its daily output, the industrial control system is working well. However, glitches in computer systems can...

/ July 9, 2015

SCADA Systems on the Internet – Risking Security for Convenience

I recently attended the spring conference of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group, which had many presentations on the security of SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems.

/ June 29, 2015

Cybersecurity – The Popular Kid in Washington

You remember them from school – the popular kids. Everyone wanted to be in their circle. Everyone wanted to be associated with them. If you were with the popular kids, you were cool.

/ June 15, 2015