Tuesday, December 1, 2015

ICSD Infrastructure Protection Gateway

This afternoon the DHS Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) published a fact sheet about their new Infrastructure Protection (IP) Gateway. A link to the IP Gateway was published on the CFATS Knowledge Center. The IP Gateway provides DHS with a method of sharing data about CFATS facilities with Federal, State, local, territorial, and tribal (SLTT) agencies as well as State and local fusion centers.

ISCD will provide information to the IP Gateway in two levels of data control; For Official Use Only (FOUO) data and Chemical-Terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI) data. The FOUO data would include name, location, and geospatial information. This information would be available to all personnel given access to the IP Gateway.

The CVI data would include more protected information about chemical facilities; including Chemicals of Interest (COI), facility tiering information and facility security information. This information would only be accessible to those with a certified need to know. Access would be provided by ISCD Regional Directors, but only to personnel that have completed CVI training.

The IP Gateway is a new DHS product. It is initially being rolled out in Regions 1 and 5 (same as the EPA Regions). As additional regions are ramped up announcements will be made.

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