Yesterday the folks at DHS Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) published their latest update on the status us CFATS site security plans. As expected due to the holidays the number of authorized and approved site security plans increased at a slower rate last month than they have at any time in the last year.
Interestingly the number of plans approved outnumbered the number of plans authorized last month. I guess with over 70% of the facilities now having authorized site security plans, ISCD is able to spend more time in site security plan approvals.
ISCD continues to report declining numbers of CFATS covered facilities without any public accountability as to how the facilities are being dropped from the roles. Almost 700 facilities have been dropped from the CFATS roles in the last year.