July 26, 2007
Dear Chemical Industry Participant,
A number of chemical industry companies have recently reported that they are
receiving calls from a group claiming to represent the American Institute of
Engineers (AIChE) or the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) asking
them to participate in a Survey about Process Safety.
Neither organization is actually conducting such a survey. It is not clear how
many members may have been contacted or how much information has been
obtained at this time. There is a concern, in the wake of recent terrorist activity,
that this may be an attempt at exposing security vulnerabilities in the chemical
process. The FBI has been notified and is investigating the matter.
If anyone receives such a request, please make an effort to determine theperson's identity and notify Scott Berger firstname.lastname@example.org or call AIChE at
Thank You,Industrial Defender, Inc.
If you have been a recipient of such a request, you ought to contact the AIChE and/or the FBI.Further, if you have responded to such a request, you need an immediate audit of your security procedures, physical, safety and cyber.