CISA has developed a baseline security self-assessment that is designed for a person, with little to no security experience, to complete a security assessment.
Including first responders when developing an emergency plan and conducting exercises establishes relationships and helps ensure that chemical facilities have appropriate security measures in place in the event of a chemical incident.
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Washington Redskins held a joint tabletop exercise yesterday with local law enforcement and first responders to review and test plans to respond to a public safety emergency FedExField. Exercise participants discussed security measures in place at the stadium, employee training, evacuation and traffic management plans, and public messaging during and after a potential incident. Today’s exercise was not in a response to any specific threat, but was part of an ongoing collaborative relationship between CISA and the Redskins to keep fans in and around the stadium safe.
View presentations from past 2018 DHS chemical sector security events.
This fact sheet explains the chemical data available to law enforcement, first responders, and other stakeholders to help with planning, incident preparedness, and response efforts to chemical incidents in their communities.
This printer-friendly fact sheet covers two overarching security objectives—detection and delay—which include the first seven Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Risk-Based Performance Standards (RBPS), and address a facility’s ability to deter, detect, and delay an attack.