Cybersecurity

CyberForce and the future of cybersecurity in refinery work

There aren’t many production facilities in the country more secure than refineries. Leaders in the fuel and petrochemical industries pride themselves on workplace safety and security, which is evident based on even a cursory glance at any AFPM member’s annual...

/ December 20, 2018

“You Can’t Go It Alone”  Pt. 1 – ISACs & ISAOs 

In today’s world of cyberattacks against companies, the idea of sharing information between companies on cyber developments and incidents is becoming more critical.  However, there are some barriers in place, both from a legal perspective and from company perspectives, to...

/ July 11, 2016

Cybersecurity: Affecting organizations both large and small

A news item came to light this week, but seemed to be noticed mainly by those in cybersecurity. The IT system of the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in California was being held for ransom, and the hospital paid the $17,000 ransom this...

/ February 18, 2016

New Annual Meeting Sessions in 2016

The petrochemical and petroleum refining industries are always in flux. Whether it is new supplies like oil sands-derived synthetic crudes or tight oil crudes and condensates; new technologies like modelling enabled by advanced-computing power; improved sensor technologies; or new market...

/ January 8, 2016