Environmental Genome - Role in Investigating Cyber Theft and Weapons of Mass Destruction

M. Overcash, E. Griffing
Environmental Genome Initiative, North Carolina, United States

Keywords: chemical manufacturing,cyber theft manufacturing, weapons of mass destruction, life cycle inventory, national security

Cyber theft of intellectual property (IP) for chemicals, materials, and products raises concerns for actual production of such items at global locations (referred to as cyber theft manufacturing). Examples are new guidance chips, stealth technology polymer coatings, and corporate-protected advanced pigments. Similarly, the clandestine manufacture of chemicals considered as weapons of mass destruction is of national security concern. These might be gases, bio-based materials, and reactive materials, made in sufficient quantity to be used widely or sold for use by others. The Environmental Genome provides a complete map of all industrial chemicals as clues to match against chemical supplies, transportation, characteristic process emissions, and energy consumption profiles to identify unauthorized production. Future tests in this cyber theft or weapons of mass destruction dimension of the Environmental Genome tests the entire maps of five products suspected to have been compromised. These maps will be produced and in collaboration with analytics developers, a proof-of-concept for the unauthorized products detective work will be undertaken. The fully mapped Environmental Genome would contain all the information needed for understanding and counter measures of cyber theft and it would be ready for instantaneous analysis.