What is Infragard?
Infragard® is a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
program that began in the Cleveland Field Office in
1996. It was a local effort to gain support from the
information technology industry and academia for the
FBI’s investigative efforts in the cyber arena. The
program expanded to other FBI Field Offices, and in 1998
the FBI assigned national program responsibility for
Infragard® to the former National Infrastructure
Protection Center (NIPC) and to the Cyber Division in
2003. Infragard® and the FBI have developed a
relationship of trust and credibility in the exchange of
information concerning various terrorism, intelligence,
criminal, and security matters.
See FAQ here.
Nationwide Insurance Donates $2,500 to Support InfraGard Program
for Protecting America’s Critical Infrastructure
Funds will be used to support the training and education needs of InfraGard’s
COLUMBUS, OH, Oct. 29, 2014
– Nationwide Insurance expressed its ongoing support of InfraGard
by donating $2,500 to the InfraGard Central Ohio Members Alliance at its 2014 Cyber Summit on
October 27th. The check was presented to Chapter President Clifford Collins by Kirk
Herath, Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer for Nationwide Insurance. Nationwide is a
Platinum sponsor of the InfraGard chapter and has proven time and time again that it is a
partner in helping protect the country’s critical infrastructure.
Chapter President Clifford Collins (left) accepts check from Kirk
Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer for Nationwide Insurance
InfraGard is a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) program that began in the Cleveland Field
Office in 1996. It was a local effort to gain support from the information technology industry
and academia for the FBI’s investigative efforts in the cyber arena. InfraGard supports the
FBI’s investigative mission, especially as it pertains to counterterrorism and cybercrimes.
The goal of InfraGard is to promote ongoing dialogue and timely communication between members
and the FBI. InfraGard members gain access to information that enables them to protect their
assets and in turn give information to government that facilitates its responsibilities to
prevent and address terrorism and other crimes.
Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest
diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both
A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial
services, including auto, commercial, homeowners and life insurance; public and private sector
retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; specialty health; pet,
motorcycle, boat and farm insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.
Nationwide and the Nationwide N and Eagle
are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance
2014 Cyber-Summit A Huge Success
Through a partnership with Ohio Homeland Security
and financial support from Nationwide Insurance, Bowditch Consulting, Ohio Utilities Protection
Service, Porter Wright Law Firm, and R.DORSEY+COMPANY, approximately 150 security professionals
from all over Ohio were treated to a day full of interesting talks and presentations.
Representatives from private industry, federal, state, and local law enforcement and government,
and academia were enlightened (and sometimes entertained) by experts in multiple fields.
Topics included trending threats, case studies, and recommendations for what can be done to
prepare for and defend against current and future threats to business and governmental continuity.
As they become available, we will post pictures and presentation links on this website in the
"LINKS TO CURRENT / RECENT TOPICS & RESOURCES" section below.
The Board of Directors wishes to thank our partners, our sponsors, and all the attendees for making
this summit possible. We apologize to those who were unable to obtain admission - the demand for
tickets was so high that all seats were reserved well in advance of the scheduled date.
The number of attendees this year almost doubled last year's count, and we are already planning
for a larger venue for next year's event.
We welcome any comments and suggestions (and volunteers) for next year's program - you can
reach the planning committee by sending an email to email@example.com.
Learn More About Infragard
InfraGard is an information sharing and
analysis effort serving the interests and combining the
knowledge base of a wide range of members. At its most basic
level, InfraGard is a partnership between the
of Investigation and the private sector. InfraGard is an
association of businesses, academic institutions, state and
local law enforcement agencies, and other participants
dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent
hostile acts against the United States. InfraGard Chapters
are geographically linked with FBI Field Office territories.
To join InfraGard, open the online application
AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Suspicious Activity Reporting
DHS has developed several different online training programs explaining the DHS National Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative, and included one for Private Sector Security.
*** The FBI is recruiting! ***
Computer scientists wanted - see the details
FEMA Independent Study Program
Online (no charge)
The complete online course catalog
FEMA IS Courses
Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships
Online (no charge)
Recommended course for all InfraGard Members
FEMA Course IS-660
EMP Special Interest Group
This is a new effort that is being headed by Chuck Manto from the Maryland IMA. Chuck can be reached at 410-991-1469 or
if you have any additional questions about the SIG.
EMP-SIG Press Release
LINKS TO CURRENT / RECENT TOPICS & RESOURCES
Presentation by Michael J. Pannell, Director, Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security
FCEM&HS Agency Brief
Presentation by Tamara Kaufman, Marketing and Communications Director, Central Ohio InfraGard
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
Presentation by Marshall Dyson, Vice President, Central Ohio InfraGard
The Lone Wolf
Resources from the 2013 Security Summit:
Presentation by Robert Behlen, US Executive District Attorney
18 U.S.C. 1030 - Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
Executive Order 13636 — Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity
Recommendations from the Security Presentation
Presentation by Brent Huston
Introducing the Stolen Data Impact Model (SDIM) Project
You can also find the SDIM materials here:
References Provided by Porter Wright Law Firm
Ohio's Requirement to Report Data Breach to Law Enforcement
Ohio's Data Breach Notification Laws
Measuring Loss of a Data Breach
A Trans-Atlantic exploration of emerging privacy law and policy issues
Implementing cloud strategies
Don’t forget about e-discovery when moving to the cloud
Top three trends from the 2013 IAPP Global Privacy Summit
What Border Officials Can Do with Your Laptop And Cellular Phone
One Year Later: An Update on the Proposed EU Privacy Regulation
Canada’s Tough Anti-spam Legislation (CASL) Moves Closer to Being Effective
State Tort and CFAA Claims Survive Motion to Dismiss In Ohio Employee Cyberhacking Case
Information Privacy Regulation – What You Need to Know About Current Developments
The Sedona Conference® Publishes International Principles on Discovery, Disclosure & Data Protection
Data Protection in Social Networks
What’s next in EU data protection?
RBN Presentation by Alan Czarnecki
Snort for the Road Warrior
2012 Critical Sector and Issues Symposium
Ohio Homeland Security
Director Richard Baron keynote presentation
Ohio Emergency Management Agency
Chief Patrick Sheehan presentation
US Department of Homeland Security
Deputy Director Bradford Willke presentation
Dan Houser, "BYOD(evice) without BYOI(nsecurity)"
Mr. Houser's presentation at RSA Conference 2012 (video).
Mr. Houser's presentation at RSA Conference 2012 (slides).
Donald Barker, TSA - List of Resources
Mr. Barker has supplied these links as references to his presentation.
John Myers, Franklin County Sheriff's Office - List of Resources
Capt. Myers has supplied these contact links as references to his presentation.
State of Ohio Cyber Security Strategy
Ohio is taking a proactive stance on cyber security and building a foundation for the future. In the coming year the cyber security working group recommends that the following steps be taken, within the timeframes indicated, to begin forming this foundation.
Look at Initiative #4 for InfraGard's part in this strategy.
DHS Private Sector Resources Catalog 2.0
This document collects the training, publications, guidance, alerts, newsletters, programs, and services available to the private sector from across the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Presentation given by Dr. Michael J. Frankel
Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP), Nov 18th, 2010
Presentation given by AUSA Robert Behlen
References and Links, May 26th, 2010
Presentation given by Beth Eck
(First Link and Citizen Corps) March 24, 2010
Presentation given by Michael Fielding
(Columbus Dept. of Health) Sept. 23, 2009
is a Platinum Sponsor of InfraGard Central Ohio Members Alliance
Bowditch Consulting, Ohio Utilities Protection Service,
are Silver Sponsors of InfraGard Central Ohio Members Alliance