The Anti-terror Security Commission of Transneft met for the second time in Moscow on 25 April 2017.
The main issues of the meeting agenda were ensuring protection of Transneft offshore liquid bulk terminals from terrorist attack and countering cyber threats to the company’s information and technology resources.
Transneft President, Nikolay Tokarev, noted the special role of offshore liquid bulk terminals in ensuring uninterrupted export deliveries of oil and petroleum products, which is a task of national importance. Plans to reroute transport flows of oil and petroleum products from the Baltic states to the Russian seaports of Primorsk and Ust-Luga by 2018 make it particularly important to guarantee security.
Director of the Transneft Security Department, Marina Zuikova, presented a report, in which she informed the Commission of work being carried out to make offshore liquid bulk terminals, which are key elements of transport infrastructure, proof against terrorist threats.
The Security Department Director pointed out that anti-terror security commissions have been set up at Transneft subsidiaries, which operate offshore liquid bulk terminals. The commissions are taking practical steps to strengthen the anti-terror security of transport infrastructure facilities and the fuel and energy facilities, which are associated with them in a single production cycle. She noted the importance of improving coordination with territorial branches of federal executive bodies in respect of security issues. It is also important to take specific new challenges and threats into account in organizing the protection of offshore liquid bulk terminals against sabotage and terrorist attacks.
Head of the Information Security Directorate at Transneft, Evgeny Maraev, presented a report on approaches to dealing with cyber threats to information and technological resources at Transneft and practical ways of ensuring information security.
Responding to questions from journalists following the Commission meeting, Transneft Vice President, Vladimir Rushailo, stressed the special urgency of strengthening anti-terrorist protection at the facilities of Transneft subsidiaries and of protecting the Company’s information resources.
Mr Rushailo noted that response to terrorist threats is a central focus of Russia’s leadership at the present time. “Antiterrorist commissions have been set up in all constituent entities of the Russian Federation. We need to organize effective interaction with territorial anti-terrorist commissions in regions where the Company has operations,” he stressed.
The Anti-terror Security Commission for Transneft and its subsidiaries was established in July 2016 and meets at least twice a year.
The Commission is a permanent body set up with the following goals: to coordinate the activities of security bodies within Transneft in case of announcement of a state of terrorist threat of any level in various parts of the Russian Federation; making decisions on additional measures to ensure sustainable functioning and anti-terror security of facilities and personnel; and improving interaction with federal executive authorities, local government, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee, and regional anti-terrorist commissions of the Russian Federation.
The Commission is chaired by Transneft President, Nikolay Tokarev, and its Deputy Chairman is the Company’s Vice President, Vladimir Rushailo. The Commission also includes First Vice President of Transneft, Maksim Grishanin, and other Company Vice Presidents: Larisa Kalanda, Boris Korol, Pavel Revel-Muroz, and Aleksey Sapsay.