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.



Heads Up!
Please note that due to the sensitive subject matter, our March Meeting will be Members Only. To be admitted you will need to be on the master membership list that we get from the FBI. If you are not getting emails from the National InfraGard folks, something is probably wrong. If you are not sure if you are still a member, contact the InfraGard Help Desk at
(877) 861-6298.

More information will be coming on the topic, but you will want to attend.
If you wish to join now, all efforts will be taken to get you processed.




Sponsors and Supporters Recognized at January Meeting

Eric Mak(left), Senior Corporate Privacy Consultant,
receives plaque from Chapter President Clifford Collins
on behalf of Platinum Sponsor Nationwide Insurance

Fred Bowditch (left), President and CEO,
receives plaque from Chapter President Clifford Collins
on behalf of Silver Sponsor Bowditch Consulting

Alice Miller (left), Director, Community Affairs,
receives plaque from Chapter President Clifford Collins
on behalf of Silver Sponsor Ohio Utilities Protection Services (OUPS)

Robert Dorsey (left), President,
receives plaque from Chapter President Clifford Collins
on behalf of Silver Sponsor R.DORSEY+COMPANY (RD+)

Garry Brown (left), Vice President, Govt. Affairs and Infosecurity,
receives plaque from Chapter President Clifford Collins
on behalf of Silver Sponsor Highlights for Children


To join InfraGard, open the online application here.
Use the "Become a Member" link on the left side of the page.

InfraGard Portal

Members, if you have not yet logged into the new Secure Portal, please contact the InfraGard Help Desk at (877) 861-6298 to activate your account, update your contact information, etc.

If you
SEE SOMETHING
suspicious, you need to
SAY SOMETHING
Report suspicious activity to:

Federal Bureau of Investigation - call: (614) 224-1183
Ohio Homeland Security - call: (877) OHS-INTEL (877-647-4683)
or your local law enforcement - call: 911




UPCOMING EVENTS
AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

New

FREE
National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Spotter Training

Be sure to take the training at least every 2-3 years to capture any updates to the training.

Date: Saturday March 7th
Time: 9am-1pm
Location: OSU Fawcett Center
Address: 2400 Olentangy River Road Columbus, Ohio 43210

Click here to register.
Click here to learn more about Skywarn.
Click here to learn more about COSWN.


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New

2015 Central Ohio InfoSec Summit
Sponsored by Central Ohio ISSA

Dates: Monday, March 23rd & Tuesday, March 24th
Location: Hyatt Regency, Downtown Columbus
Time: 9am-1pm
Cost: $96
Tracks include: Keynote, Executive, GRC, OWASP, 2 Technical Tracks

Click here for more details.
Click here to register.

REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 13TH, and you'll be automatically registered to win some nice prizes.



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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.
Visit
http://nsi.ncirc.gov/training_online.aspx.

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*** The FBI is recruiting! ***
Computer scientists wanted - see the details here

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FEMA Independent Study Program
Online (no charge)
The complete online course catalog
FEMA IS Courses

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Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships
Online (no charge)
Recommended course for all InfraGard Members
FEMA Course IS-660

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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
cmanto@stop-emp.com
if you have any additional questions about the SIG.

EMP-SIG Press Release       EMP-SIG Overview



LINKS TO CURRENT / RECENT TOPICS & RESOURCES

New

Presentation by Michael Fielding, Director, Center for Epidemiology, Preparedness and Response, Columbus Public Health
Influenza and YOU! & Ebola Ready!


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New

Presentation by Randall Schumacher, Rail Division Supervisor, P.U.C.O
and Ronald B. Swegheimer, Enforcement Division Chief, P.U.C.O

Ensuring Safety on the Highways and Rails of the State of Ohio


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Presentation by Michael J. Pannell, Director, Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security
FCEM&HS Agency Brief

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Presentation by Tamara Kaufman, Marketing and Communications Director, Central Ohio InfraGard
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)

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Presentation by Marshall Dyson, Vice President, Central Ohio InfraGard
The Lone Wolf

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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

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Presentation by Brent Huston
Introducing the Stolen Data Impact Model (SDIM) Project
You can also find the SDIM materials here: sdimsite.blogspot.com

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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?

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RBN Presentation by Alan Czarnecki
Snort for the Road Warrior

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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

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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).


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Donald Barker, TSA - List of Resources
Mr. Barker has supplied these links as references to his presentation.

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John Myers, Franklin County Sheriff's Office - List of Resources
Capt. Myers has supplied these contact links as references to his presentation.

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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.


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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

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Presentation given by Dr. Michael J. Frankel
Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP), Nov 18th, 2010

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Presentation given by AUSA Robert Behlen
References and Links, May 26th, 2010

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Presentation given by Beth Eck
(First Link and Citizen Corps) March 24, 2010

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Presentation given by Michael Fielding
(Columbus Dept. of Health) Sept. 23, 2009


OUR SPONSORS

http://www.nationwide.com


 
Nationwide Insurance
is a Platinum Sponsor of InfraGard Central Ohio Members Alliance


Bowditch ConsultingOUPS

RD+


 Bowditch ConsultingOhio Utilities Protection Service,
Porter Wright, and R.DORSEY+COMPANY

are Silver Sponsors of InfraGard Central Ohio Members Alliance







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