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.

ChemLock wordmark and icon. Icon is a lock with a shield; within the shield is a beaker containing chemicals.ANNOUNCEMENT: CISA is pleased to announce the launch of a new voluntary chemical security initiative: ChemLock. ChemLock is a completely voluntary program that provides facilities that possess dangerous chemicals no-cost services and tools to help them better understand the risks they face and improve their chemical security posture in a way that works for their business model. To learn more, visit the ChemLock webpage.

2021 Seminars: Registration for the virtual 2021 Chemical Security Seminars—to be held December 1, 8, and 15, 2021—is open! There is no cost to attend and is open to the public. For more information, visit the Chemical Security Summit webpage.

Note: CISA 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.

Last Updated Date: November 18, 2021

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