Chemical Security


Securing our Nation’s chemical sector infrastructure is crucial to our economic prosperity, national security, and public health and safety.

Several thousand U.S. chemical facilities—from small companies to national laboratories—use, manufacture, store, transport, or deliver chemicals in a complex, global chain that affect other critical infrastructure sectors. From computer chips for biotechnology devices to the development of synthetic fibers that make firefighters clothes water and heat resistant, chemicals are used in the products and processes that impact our daily lives.

CISA has developed voluntary and regulatory programs and resources to help stakeholders—private industry, public sector, and law enforcement—secure chemical facilities from many threats: cyberattacks, biohazards, insider threats, and theft and diversion for use in chemical or explosive weapons. Enhancing security and resilience across the chemical sector requires a collaborative effort.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the in-person 2020 Chemical Security Summit originally planned for July 2020 is being postponed. CISA is currently developing a plan for an alternative event and will release details and updates as soon as possible.

UPDATE: In light of international events with the potential for retaliatory aggression against the U.S. and our critical infrastructure, CISA released a Chemical Security CISA Insights bulletin that urges facilities with chemicals of interest (COI)—whether tiered or untiered under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program—to consider enhanced security measures to decrease the likelihood of a successful attack. Read the entire Chemical Security CISA Insights bulletin.

Last Updated Date: May 12, 2020

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