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.
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.
Learn more about InfraGard
To join InfraGard, open the online application
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The Board of Directors would like to congratulate our InterAgency Liaison John Myers
(bio) on his recent promotion to Lieutenant with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office!
AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
2013 Columbus Tech-Security Conference
May 23rd, 2013 - 8:15am to 5:15pm
Place: Quest Conference Centers
8405 Pulsar Place
Columbus, Ohio 43240
InfraGard Members: Click
here to register for your free VIP pass.
VIP passes include Breakfast, Lunch, Conference materials and Entrance into conference sessions and exhibit areas.
This conference qualifies for CPE credits and Certificates of Attendance. Gift Cards, iPads, Kindles and many other door prizes and give aways.
Featuring (11) IT Security speakers and over 30 exhibits!!
For full conference agenda click
or contact Chris Meier at 636-778-9495 or cmeier@DataConnectors.com
for more information.
To be notified of future DataConnectors events click
*** The FBI is recruiting! ***
Computer scientists wanted - see the details
FEMA Independent Study Program
Online (no charge)
The complete online course catalog
FEMA IS Course Brochure
Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships
Online (no charge)
Recommended course for all InfraGard Members
FEMA Course IS-660
Resilient Accord – Exercising Continuity Plans
for Cyber Incidents
Online (no charge)
FEMA Course IS-523
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
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
Sgt. 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
Battelle is a
Platinum Sponsor of InfraGard Central Ohio Members Alliance
Sentinel IPS and SecureState are
Silver Sponsors of InfraGard Central Ohio Members Alliance
American Military University, Interhack, Voltage Security, Cisco,and Bowditch Consulting are
Bronze Sponsors of InfraGard Central Ohio Members Alliance