Israel cyber regulates hazardous materials industry

Israel has become the first nation in the world to implement cyber regulations of the hazardous-materials industry. The regulations aim to protect facilities holding hazardous materials from cyber-attacks. Hazardous materials can be found in water-treatment facilities, airports, seaports, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, among others. Regulations divide these facilities into three categories of license renewals. The categories are based on the facilities’ proximity to public areas and the level of danger presented by the hazardous materials. The facilities in category A contain the most dangerous materials and have a license renewal review every year. Category B facilities renew their licenses every two years and may have fewer cyber controls to comply with. Category C facilities renew their licenses every three years.