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Process facilities may be vulnerable to deliberate acts such as terrorism, sabotage, vandalism and theft. The risks of such acts must be assessed to determine if existing security measures and safeguards are adequate or need improvement. Risk assessment is the heart of a process security program and involves threat and vulnerability analysis.

Threat analysis is used to identify the sources and types of threats and their likelihood. Threat analysis considers the motivations and capabilities of adversaries. Once specific threats have been identified, vulnerability analysis is used to identify threat scenarios, i.e. how threats could be realized. Vulnerabilities are identified by determining ways barriers can be penetrated and process containment breached. The results of the analyses are used to assist in making decisions on the levels of security measures and safeguards that are needed.

Why Address Security Vulnerability Analysis?

The risk of deliberate acts that may cause the release of highly hazardous chemicals from a process facility may dominate the risk from accidental releases unless it is properly managed.

In the United States the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). The regulations require covered chemical facilities to prepare Security Vulnerability Assessments (SVAs).

Why Primatech?

Primatech has developed and published approaches for threat and vulnerability analysis. We have developed templates for use with Primatech's software PHAWorks RA Edition to perform vulnerability analyses.

Services Offered

  • Security Vulnerability Analysis (SVA)

We provide a facilitator to lead a team of facility personnel in performing threat and vulnerability analysis. A report on the results of the SVA is provided.


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