Friday, June 30, 2017

ISCD Updates CSAT Site Access FAQ

Yesterday the DHS Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) updated one of the responses to a frequently asked question (FAQ) on their Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Knowledge Center. The FAQ was #81:

In addition to adding the “2.0” in the question to reflect the new and improved CSAT tool two additions were made to the FAQ response:

• Added a clickable link to the CSAT 2.0 web site; and
• Added instructions for setting the TLS 1.0 security setting when using Chrome®.

This FAQ was previously changed in February when the Firefox TLS setting instructions were added.

BTW: I just noticed that the February changes to the Knowledge Center that I previously mentioned included removing at least three long standing FAQs (dated August 8th, 2008) and their responses. Those FAQs were:

• FAQ #42 Is DHS seeking to pre-empt State chemical security regulations with the new Federal regulations?
• FAQ #54 What role did private industry play in developing this rule?
• FAQ #55 Will there be fees involved for the chemical companies?

These FAQs were probably superfluous, but they provided some interesting insights into the early development of the CFATS program. I find it interesting that the response to FAQ #55 indicated that DHS had considered a number of fees to be associated with the program and kept the door open for their possible future application.

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