The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), in partnership with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), has created a Manufacturing USA Institute called SECURE, which stands for Securing Enterprises via Cybersecurity Understanding, Resiliency, and Education. The purpose is to strengthen U.S. competitiveness by pursuing targeted research and development to ensure the cybersecurity of informational and operational technologies designed to substantively increase energy efficiency and productivity of manufacturing.

Engage in Roadmapping

AIChE SECURE and its partners are assessig the research gaps barriers, and needs for cybersecurity in the process industries for the outcomes of better addressing process safety as well as energy efficiency and operational advancements. The outcome of the Roadmapping Workshops will be prioritizing the identified gaps with respect to: 1) importance to industry; 2) ability to address the performance metrics (set by process safety and energy efficiency needs); and 3) the probability of potential impacts in a 3- and 5-year horizon.

The following technical sectors and research focus areas will be addressed in two days of intensive sessions to be held on Wednesday April 1st and Thursday April 2nd during the AIChE 2020 Spring Meeting and 16th Global Congress on Process Safety (March 29 - April 2, 2020, Hilton Americas and George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX).

Teams of 10 to 12 will focus on the technical industrial sectors and cross cutting areas.

Industrial Sectors:

  • Chemical Commodities (e.g., Olefins)
  • Oil and Gas Production
  • Ag/Food

Cross-Cutting Areas:

  • Process Safety and Cybersecurity
  • IT/OT Convergence
  • Threat Detection
  • Automation Security
  • Supply Chain Integration
  • Resilient Enterprises

To engage in the roadmapping activities, email for additional information.