Critical Infrastructure Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of Cybersecurity and Communications Assistant Secretary Andy Ozment addresses the Department’s role in protecting civilian federal departments and agencies from cybersecurity.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of Infrastructure Protection Assistant Secretary Caitlin Durkovich addresses how the NPPD fulfills its responsibility to support the Federal government’s response to and recovery from all-hazards events, including the physical impacts of cyber incidents.
The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) is a risk-based regulatory program that sets the standards for security at the Nation’s high-risk chemical facilities. Personnel surety, the vetting of facility personnel and unescorted visitors who have or are seeking access to restricted areas and critical assets at high-risk chemical facilities, is a key aspect of chemical facility security.
Federal agencies are required to provide justifications before requesting information from individuals and groups to ensure that the information is necessary and will used effectively.
DHS serves as a liaison between the private sector, through the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council (SCC), and the public sector, through the Chemical Government Coordinating Council (GCC).
These are the 2015 Sector-Specific Plans that support the National Infrastructure Protection Plan.
Chemical Sector owners and operators have a strong history of working in partnership to develop industry practices that build a culture of safety and security. Read more on how partnerships are enhancing security and resilience in the Chemical Sector.
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