International Center for Chemical Safety - ICCSS


  • International leader in the development and promotion of chemical and ecological safety (integrated / harmonized approach to safety & security)
  • Creator of the World Chemical Safety Congress CHEMSS2016 (Kielce, April, 2016- www.chemss2016.org; Shanghai, September, 2017: www.chemss2017.org)
  • Coordinator of the chemical safety programs in Eastern Europe - www.ecr.iccss.eu from the EU and the Middle East - cbm.iccss.eu, from US funds
  • Partnership with the US Department of Homeland Security:

    • Using US programs, including cybersecurity;
    • Leading speakers at our conferences
    • ICCSS - a leading foreign partner - at the annual summits and internal and international meetings in chemical safety

  • Leader in the development of the process: Cybersecurity-resistance to cyberattack-reliability


ICCSS - leader in cybersecurity, cyberattack resistance and reliability in industry


Digital technology is increasingly entering industry, contributing to progress in the field of control systems. This progress brings at the same time an unintended effect, in the form of the threat of unauthorized interference in the course of the industrial process through cyber attacks. While the cyber security problem is known in the IT environment, it is still undervalued by an industry that is not free from cyber threats. The effects of a cyber attack on industrial facilities can be devastating to property, health and life of employees and the environment.

Cyberattack can be derived from anywhere on the globe - that's why cybercriminals can retain a sense of impunity. Recent attacks on industrial facilities indicate that the threat of critical infrastructure objects with cyber attacks having an ideological (terrorist) or political background is very real, as the cost of preparing and conducting an attack is disproportionately low compared to the cost of traditional methods such as sabotage. At the same time, the propaganda effect may be large, while the political and criminal consequences for the perpetrators are negligible or none, due to known difficulties in detecting the source of the attack and proving the blame.

Building upon…

  • our industrial contacts and trust we established among industry through various programs
  • working level cooperation with Department of Homeland Security and in-depth knowledge of the standards and procedures available in the US
  • growing rise of threats against industrial control systems and the fact that no one at that time in Poland had a consistent industrial cyber-protection system


The ICSS  has developed a dedicated training program for ICS cybersecurity to fill this gap;

  • There was a major  awareness campaign conducted to promote industrial cyber-security since OT cybersecurity has either been neglected or at best treated in a  similar fashion to IT security. After 2 years of active cooperation and campaigns within the industry, we started trainings with a unique approach – to increase resiiance against cyber attacks and develop cyber-security culture in company
  • There are no direct competitors for OT cybersecurity training in Poland or similar approach. Training companies offer trainings to implement the exisitng technical solutions;
  • ICCSS comes esarlier – we offer companies tools and experiece how to measure their resilience, develop internal capacity and to introduce whole-comapny and integrated approach to protect against cyber attscks.

Security security - the ICCSS approach

  • Building cyber-threats awareness: Awareness of attack types as the first step to secure a company
  • Development of culture and spreading of best practices in the area of ​​analysis of vulnerability to cyber-threats and development of cyber-security culture
  • Development and implementation of training programs
  • Development of professional competence in cybersecurity OT
  • Implementing the best technical solutions: from paper security to digital security

The use of the US experience

  • Cooperation with the US Department of Homeland Security
  • Security of chemical infrastructure in the USA:

    • CSET 7.0 - vulnerability analysis
    • CSAT 2.0 - Security analysis for the chemical industry
    • The database of procedures and best practices

  • Supporting enterprises in the study of cyber-resilience
  • Running training programs
  • Digital harmonization of systems: safety; security; reliability - building integrated risk management

Cyber ​​security and reliability in Industry 4.0

The foundation of the development of Industry 4.0 is the combination of technology, industry and the Internet of Things, in the entire value chain, in a digital form. Providing resilience to cyber-threats and reliability of control systems and industrial processes is becoming a sine qua non condition for the functioning of modern economy and the development of Industry 4.0.

Team:

  • Partner in building awareness of threats and spreading good practices through the development and implementation of training programs;
  • Partner in the promotion of bottom-up cooperation and cyber-security culture through the development of a roadmap in the chemical industry;
  • Active participation in creating the best practices and standards of cybersecurity-resistance to cyberattacks-reliability;
  • Forum for the exchange of knowledge, experience and training (national and international dimension) in the formula: government; local government; industry; science; civil society.