RBPS 9 - Response is the performance standard that addresses emergency response planning and training. The work that high-risk chemical facilities do with first responders and law enforcement to ensure emergency response measures are in place prior to an incident bolsters our nation's security.
Critical Infrastructure Security
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones, are aircraft without a human pilot onboard that are controlled by an operator remotely or programmed to fly autonomously.
Since each chemical facility faces different security challenges, Congress explicitly directed the Department to issue regulations "establishing risk-based performance standards for security chemical facilities." RBPS 18 - Records addresses the creation, maintenance, protection, storage, and disposal of specific security related records pursuant to 6 CFR § 27.255.
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has a solution to protect subway systems from threats in the form of a giant inflatable plug that will seal off subway tunnels and stop water from flowing throughout the subway system into stations and other subway lines.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) Cyber Division Acting Director Dr. Samuel Liles and DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications Jeanette Manfra address DHS’ unclassified assessment of cyber operations directed against the U.S. election infrastructure and political entities during the 2016 elections, and outline DHS’ efforts to help enhance the security of election infrastructure operated by state and local jurisdictions around the country.
The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program requires a facility that is determined to be high-risk to develop and implement security measures that meet applicable risk-based performance standards (RBPS) for securing chemicals of interest (COI). The Department has the authority to issue an enforcement action to a chemical facility found to be in violation of CFATS.
The Executive Order signed by the president today, Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure, follows through on a key campaign promise made to the American people. It reaffirms the important role the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plays in strengthening the security and resilience of federal networks and the nation’s critical infrastructure.
The Department of Homeland Security has developed a series of materials to assist businesses, government offices, schools, and communities in preparing for and responding to an active shooter incident.