Chemical Safety Board Needs to Consistently Follow Its Cyber Rules, Watchdog Says

Chemical Safety Board Needs to Consistently Follow Its Cyber Rules, Watchdog Says

U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, or CSB, needs to better define its policies and procedures around data, access and incident response to toughen its cybersecurity program, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General recommends.


The IG audited the agency, which is responsible for determining the circumstances around industrial chemical accidents, between July 2018 and March 2019 to assess the maturity of CSB’s information security program.


“CSB lacks established procedures for automated processes and authentication technologies, which could permit unauthorized access to agency systems,” the IG said in a chemical safety board needs consistently follow cyber rules watchdog