Security Advisors

Within each CISA Region are your local and regional Protective Security Advisors (PSAs), Cyber Security Advisors (CSAs), Emergency Communications Coordinators (ECCs), and Chemical Security Inspectors (CSIs). In order to build stakeholder resiliency and form partnerships, these field personnel assess, advise, and assist and provide a variety of risk management and response services.  

Protective Security Advisors (PSAs)

PSAs are trained subject matter experts in critical infrastructure protection and vulnerability mitigation. They facilitate local field activities in coordination with other Department of Homeland Security offices and Federal agencies. They also advise and assist state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) officials and critical infrastructure owners and operators, and provide coordination and support in times of threat, disruption, or attack.

Cyber Security Advisors (CSAs)

CSAs offer cyber security assistance to critical infrastructure owners and operators and State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal (SLTT) officials.  CSAs introduce organizations to various CISA cyber security products and services, along with other public and private resources, and act as liaisons to CISA cyber programs. CSAs can provide cyber preparedness assessments and protective resources, working group support, leadership, partnership in public-private development, and coordination and support in times of cyber threat, disruption, or attack.

Emergency Communications Coordinators (ECCs)

Emergency Communications Coordinators support emergency communications interoperability by offering training, tools, and workshops, and provide coordination and support in times of threat, disruption, or attack. These services assist CISA stakeholders in ensuring they have communications during steady and emergency operations. Through these programs, CISA helps ensure public safety and national security and emergency preparedness communities can seamlessly and securely communicate.

Chemical Security Inspectors (CSIs)

Chemical Security Inspectors (CSIs) advise and assist facilities with hazardous chemicals on security measures to reduce the risk of those chemicals being weaponized. For facilities covered under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, this includes working with the highest-risk chemical facilities to develop security plans and inspecting to ensure that security is in place. For facilities that do not fall under the CFATS program, CSIs facilitate and provide voluntary security resources, including guidance, best practices, and training.