Securing our nation’s chemical sector infrastructure is crucial to our economic prosperity, national security, and public health and safety. Every day, thousands of chemical facilities across the country—from small companies to national laboratories—use, manufacture, store, and transport hazardous chemicals in a complex, global chain that affects other critical infrastructure sectors.
Enhancing security and resilience across the chemical industry to reduce the risk of hazardous chemicals being weaponized requires a collaborative effort. To this end, 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.
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.
UPDATE: Registration for the virtual Chemical Security Seminars on December 2, 9, and 16, 2020, is now open. View the agenda and other details on the Chemical Security Summit webpage.
ANNOUNCEMENT: CISA recently released Secure Your Chemicals: Before, During, and After a Pandemic—a resource developed in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate (FBI WMDD) and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to ensure chemical facilities that manufacture, store, use, or transport hazardous chemicals are prepared for and remain diligent to secure hazardous chemicals during a pandemic event.