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.

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Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday our November meeting will take place on Thursday, November 16th.
Tour the Fusion Center and State of Ohio Emergency Operations Center at the newly named Statewide Terrorism Analysis & Crime Center (STACC) on Route 161.
This meeting will be FOR MEMBERS ONLY; pre-registration will be required, and membership cards must be presented for entry.
Registration will open around November 1 - more details to follow.

Register Now for
Wednesday September 27th InfraGard Meeting

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(or send email to "rsvp@cmhinfragard.org")

Michael Fielding
Columbus Public Health

“What’s in it for YOU?”
Mr. Fielding will briefly discuss a number of local public health functions/activities particularly centered around prevention, preparedness and response.


Special Agent Tae Dempsey
Intelligence Analyst Paul Toepfer

Federal Bureau of Investigation

"Business Email Compromise, A Five Billion Dollar Fraud"
Special Agent Tae Dempsey and Intelligence Analyst Paul Toepfer of the Federal Bureau of Investigation will be discussing the five billion dollar fraud scheme known as Business Email Compromise. Information will include how actors have become so successful, what organizations can do to protect themselves, and what to do in the event of becoming a victim. Invite your company's financial personnel - this is an ongoing fraud that affect many businesses.

See BIOS below.

As always we will have sharing from our law enforcement partners and interaction with our peers.

Sector Chiefs may meet as well.

Register Now for
Wednesday September 27th InfraGard Meeting

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(or send email to "rsvp@cmhinfragard.org")

You and your Guests. This is NOT a classified briefing. [InfraGard credentialing not required]

InfraGard Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 - 8:30am to noon.
Registration from 8:00 to 8:30 am.

Highlights for Children
1800 Watermark Drive (directions below)




Michael Fielding RS, MS
Columbus Public Health

Current Administrator for the Population Health Division; 32 years of public health experience; Current chairman of the Franklin County Homeland Security Advisory Committee; Current chairman of the Columbus BioWatch Advisory Committee; Former Health Commissioner, City of Marion, Ohio; Registered Sanitarian in the State of Ohio; Bachelor of Science in Health – Ohio University; Masters of Science in Health Services Administration – Central Michigan University

Special Agent Tae Dempsey

Prior to joining the FBI, Special Agent Dempsey was a security and privacy services consultant for a Big Four firm and an information security officer and vice president for a global financial services institution.

Intelligence Analyst Paul Toepfer

Analyst Toepfer has been with the FBI since 2007 and with the Cincinnati Division since 2013. He serves as the Senior Complex Financial Crimes Analyst for the division, and teaches open source intelligence and internet security.


Directions to meeting location:
Highlights for Children is located northwest of the intersection of I-670 and Grandview Avenue, If you are coming west on I-670, Watermark Drive is a continuation of the exit ramp to Grandview Ave. If coming east on I-670, Watermark is the first traffic light (left) north of the exit ramp. You can also catch Watermark Drive running south from Dublin Road just west of Grandview Avenue, or running west from Grandview Avenue just south of Dublin Road.

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(or send email to "rsvp@cmhinfragard.org")

Reserve the date on your calendar today!

For non-registration questions contact Garry Brown, InfraGard Program Director

For information about joining InfraGard, visit our Chapter site at http://www.cmhinfragard.org.

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
suspicious, you need to
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



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

Bowditch Consulting

  Bowditch Consulting Ohio Utilities Protection Service and Porter Wright

are Silver Sponsors of InfraGard Central Ohio Members Alliance

Bricker & Eckler Attorneys at Law

  Bricker & Eckler Attorneys at Law

is an Underwriting Sponsor of all five InfraGard Members Alliances in Ohio

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