Chemical Security

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, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (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.

Save the Date: To celebrate 15 years of working with industry and high-risk chemical facilities across the country, CISA—in collaboration with several special guests—is hosting a virtual Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) 15th anniversary celebration at 3 pm ET on November 17, 2022. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Learn more about the event and read the latest CFATS 15th Anniversary blog posts on the CFATS 15th Anniversary webpage.

Note: CISA released Secure Your Chemicals: Before, During, and After a Pandemic (PDF, 2.09 MB)—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.

Last Updated Date: November 3, 2022

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