CISA Releases the Physical Security Considerations for Temporary Facilities Fact Sheet
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is pleased to announce the release of a new informational product titled Physical Security Considerations for Temporary Facilities to assist temporary facility operators with recommendations for securing special events and public gatherings. Temporary facilities are established for set timeframes for hosting a venue and face unique security challenges due to their provisional nature. This fact sheet walks through the importance of conducting a vulnerability assessment to identify and prioritize areas of concern that need to be addressed and helps users determine whether a security plan is in place for the facility and current protective measures provide the necessary security for the event. It highlights the importance of developing an emergency action plan and coordinating/exercising the plan with local law enforcement and first responders as they may not be familiar with the event, the facility, and its current temporary use/purpose.
We as CISA Protective Security Advisors (PSA) are security subject matter experts who are located throughout the country, are available to assist with vulnerability assessments, emergency action planning, exercises, and security-based coordination. The product also provides cost-effective protective measures to mitigate identified vulnerabilities and enhance security, and access to resources to support decision-making.
The Physical Security Considerations for Temporary Facilities Fact Sheet can also be found at cisa.gov/critical-infrastructure-and-businesses. For additional information regarding the types of threats posed to public gatherings and resources with options for consideration to support risk-mitigation activities, visit cisa.gov/securing-public-gatherings.
Protective Security Advisor, Region 5, Illinois
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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