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2013 API 780 Risk Assessment Methodology: Rationale for Use Best Practices, Implementation and Benefits

Monday, February 16
Breakout 3

The purpose of this panel is to discuss the applications of the new API methodology in a diverse industrial environment.

The Ministry of Interior of KSA has made the use of the API methodology mandatory to assess the security risks facing major industrial facilities. The updated version (API 780- 2013) differs in many ways from its predecessor. The panel of experts is engaged daily with this updated version. For many security managers, there is confusion whether to continue with the old methodology or require the updated version from the security consultants they intend to select for a project. The panel will answer their most important questions: What has changed? Is the old version obsolete? Which one should one choose?

Presented by: Jean Perois, CPP, PSP, PCI, Senior Vice President, Risk & Co, Bahrain
Jeffrey Lee, CPP, ASIS ARVP Region 3, Saudi Aramco, KSA
Paul Eddings, Head of Security Operations, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company "TAQA", UAE
David Moore, President & CEO, AcuTech Consulting Group, USA
Sami Al Ajmi, Manager, Saudi Aramco, KSA

Jean Perois, CPP, PCI, PSP is a seasoned professional with a varied experience in the GCC where he has been operating in professional and managerial capacities for the last ten years. ASIS International Certification Representative for the ME, he has led numerous CPP and PSP review courses in the region, and led the 2 days CPP review course in Dubai at the last ASIS Middle East conference in 2013 and 2014.


David Moore is the President & CEO of the AcuTech Consulting Group. Mr. Moore has over 35 years of experience and is as a leading security and process safety management consultant to global corporations. AcuTech was the lead author of the ANSI/API Standard 780 “Security Risk Assessment Methodology for the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries” and the CCPS® “Guidelines for Security Vulnerability Analysis for Fixed Chemical Facilities”. He is a recognized expert in and frequent speaker on risk assessment for security. He also was the project manager for the initial development of the Chemical Facility Anti-terrorism Standards (CFATS) as a prime contractor to DHS.