Bryan McDonald

  • Acting ChemLock Program Manager
  • Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Bryan McDonald is the Acting ChemLock Program Manager at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA.) In this capacity, he oversees the operations of the voluntary chemical security program, ChemLock, and manages the development of the services and tools it offers.
Mr. McDonald joined CISA in 2017 as a Chemical Security Inspector in Region 4, where he worked with high-risk chemical facilities to ensure they met the security requirements set by the currently lapsed Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulatory program. He also conducted regular outreach with law enforcement, first responders, and local communities in and around these facilities.
Through his work as an inspector, Mr. McDonald became involved with the ChemLock program during its early stages and began conducting outreach in Region 4 after its launch in November 2021.
Prior to joining CISA, Mr. McDonald served twenty years in the United States Air Force as a foreign military advisor where he led teams in nation development with a specialty in counterterrorism and in several other security-focused roles. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Michigan as well as multiple certifications in anti-terrorism and force protection.

Sessions

  • Critical Industries Sector Symposium

    Critical Industries security practices are frequently integrated across industry (especially with increasingly converging physical and cyber technologies), they can be organized into four major categories: physical, cyber, personnel, and supply chain. Combining manufacturing, or other key processes, with the need for resilient logistical operations, including in IT/OT and SCADA systems, in order to ensure reliable and timely delivery is key to any thriving economy.