Preventing Terrorism

Region 9 Strengthens Ties with Partners in Hawaii

Region 9 leadership and staff spread some aloha recently when they traveled to Hawaii to foster key relationships with their Pacific Island partners.

Regional Director David Rosado and Deputy Regional Director Frank Calvillo met with key stakeholders and partners from U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, U.S. Coast Guard, FBI, Defense Information Systems Agency, National Security Agency, Hawaii Office of Homeland Security, and the Hawaii Energy Office.  The central theme of all the meetings was the importance of collaboration and information sharing.  

ChemLock: CISA Services

In addition to the ChemLock services and tools that the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) provides specific to chemical security, CISA offers a variety of other resources and tools that facilities with dangerous chemicals may also find useful.

ChemLock Training

CISA offers live, on-demand training to assist owners, operators, facility personnel, retailers, and emergency personnel with understanding the threats that chemicals pose and what security measures can be put into place to reduce the risk of dangerous chemicals being weaponized.

ChemLock Exercises

Exercises and drills are an excellent way to test your organization’s preparedness for a variety of different risks. CISA offers CISA Tabletop Exercise Packages (CTEPs), drills, and general materials to help facilities conduct exercises that are tailored specifically for chemical security.

ChemLock Assessments

CISA helps facilities identify the specific security risks their on-site chemicals present and offers scalable, tailored suggestions for security measures that will best enhance their security posture based on their unique circumstances and business model.


Everyone who interacts with dangerous chemicals has a role to play in preventing chemicals from being weaponized by terrorists. CISA’s ChemLock program 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.
Last Updated Date: November 18, 2021

CFATS: Cyber Reporting

This resource provides an overview of Risk-Based Performance Standard (RBPS) 8 – Cyber and RBPS 15 – Reporting of Significant Security Incidents require facilities covered under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program to establish protocols for identifying and reporting significant cyber incidents to appropriate facility personnel, local law enforcement, and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).