Do you have a plan in place on how to handle a security scenario concerning your chemicals? If not, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) ChemLock program can help you develop a security plan.
If you do have a plan in place, CISA’s ChemLock exercises can help you test that plan. CISA offers CISA Tabletop Exercise Packages (CTEPs), drills, and general materials to help facilities conduct exercises that are tailored specifically for chemical security.
Chemical Security Exercise Scenarios
ChemLock exercises and drills are tailored specifically for chemical security. The CTEPs are no-cost to download and include the scenario-specific situation manual, planner handbook, facilitator/evaluator handbook, and assorted forms and templates. Scenarios include:
- CISA Tabletop Exercises Package (CTEP) (includes general fact sheet, handbook, manuals, and templates)
- Physical Security Scenarios (includes CTEPs for a variety of industries)
- Chemical Security Active Shooter (DOCX, 281 KB)
- Chemical Security Active Threat (DOCX, 380 KB)
- Chemical Security Civil Unrest (DOCX, 353 KB)
- Chemical Security Complex Coordinated Attack (DOCX, 383 KB)
- Chemical Security Domestic Threat (DOCX, 1.5 MB)
- Chemical Security Drone (Unmanned Aerial System [UAS]) (DOCX, 1 MB)
- Chemical Security Edged Weapon (DOCX, 375 KB)
- Chemical Security Fire as a Weapon (DOCX, 378 KB)
- Chemical Security Improvised Explosive Device (IED) (DOCX, 377 KB)
- Chemical Security Insider Threat (DOCX, 257 KB)
- Chemical Security Theft and Diversion (DOCX, 258 KB)
- Chemical Security Vehicle-Borne IED (VBIED) (DOCX, 356 KB)
- Chemical Security Vehicle Ramming (DOCX, 355 KB)
CISA also a variety of general exercises and drills:
Requesting an Exercise or Drill
Facilities can also request CISA expertise in facilitating a live tailored tabletop exercise. To request a live exercise or drill, please fill out the ChemLock Services Request Form.
CISA will initiate several short planning meetings with the requestor to determine the best fit for the facility. Live exercises can run between 2 to 6 hours depending on the complexity and needs of a facility.
After the exercise or drill is complete, CISA will help the facility develop an after-action summary to help facilities evaluate the effectiveness of the security measures tested during the exercise or drill.
ChemLock Contact Information
To request a live exercise or drill, please fill out the ChemLock Services Request Form.
For more information or questions, please email ChemLock@cisa.dhs.gov.
NOTE: Participation in any portion of CISA’s ChemLock program does not replace any reporting or compliance requirements under CISA’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulation (6 CFR part 27). Some ChemLock activities may fulfill CFATS requirements, depending on your specific security plan. Contact local CISA Chemical Security personnel or visit the CFATS webpage to learn more about CFATS regulatory requirements.