Process Security is a mix of administrative, engineering and behavioral activities focused on preventing undesired accidents and unexpected events that may have a negative impact to a given process. These activities aim to create and maintain a safe operating environment in which processes are performed with no risk of injury or damage to people involved in the environment. They also ensure that every process reaches success while being implemented under preset requirements and specification.
Process security is a matter of any successful organization that treats for safety of its operational environment and personnel. There are four core areas an organization needs to consider when managing process security:
- Confidentiality – ensuring that process data is kept safely and not accessed by unauthorized persons.
- Control – providing process screening and oversight to ensure early detection of possible issues and defects.
- Risk mitigation – developing and implementing a strategy for identifying and mitigating process-related risks and their negative consequences.
- Integrity – ensuring that every single process is an integral part of the entire operational environment so all processes are performed under certain relationships with each other.