What is InfraGard?
InfraGard® is a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) program that began in the Cleveland Ohio 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.
Chapters throughout the nation help protect our critical infrastructure. 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector. It's 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.
General Meeting Dates & Special Events
Join us for the November InfraGard Webinar
November 10, 2020, 8:30am-10:45am Eastern Time
Former FBI Agent, Police Lieutenant, and Fortune 200 CSO Stan Partlow joins InfraGard to give lectures on two subjects of interest to our community:
The Art of Termination
Termination is one of the most difficult tasks that a company can perform, but because the process is so emotional and challenging, terminations are often rushed and hastily planned, despite the fact that the consequences of a poorly handled termination can be substantial (harassment claim, litigation, employee suicide, or injury/death to others). This presentation will discuss how to plan a termination in advance; how to identify high-risk terminations and include a threat assessment process; how to use timing to your benefit; how to notify the employee; how to create soft landings; how to manage the logistics of termination meetings; and how to conduct follow-up actions if appropriate, to include law enforcement assistance. This material is applicable to security departments, Human Resource teams, Labor Relations Groups, Legal representatives, and many others that can contribute to this process.
Thoughts on Leadership
Developed over 25 years in law enforcement and 15 years in the private sector, this presentation will cover what you can do to become an effective leader, including how to communicate at all levels in an organization, how to maximize your own development, how to best give and receive feedback, and personal approaches to deal with the many challenges in both physical and cybersecurity (or in any area of business).
Pre-registration is required, and the webinar is limited to 1,000 attendees. Questions about logistics for this particular webinar can be emailed to FBIINFRAGARDWEBINARS@fbi.gov.
For all other InfraGard matters, or for more information about registration, contact Garry Brown, InfraGard Program Director, at 614-487-2606.
To visit the Central Ohio InfraGard Chapter’s website click HERE.
To join InfraGard, click HERE for a membership application.
If you are an existing InfraGard member and have questions about your online account, notifications, or national portal access contact InfraGardTeam@fbi.gov.
InfraGard Central Ohio Members Alliance Sponsors
Nationwide Insurance is a Platinum Sponsor.
Bricker & Eckler Attorneys at Law is an Underwriting Sponsor of all five InfraGard Members Alliances in Ohio.
Porter Wright is a Silver Sponsor.
If you SEE SOMETHING suspicious,
you need to SAY SOMETHING.
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
lnfraGard Central Ohio Members Alliance is a non-profit organization serving as a public-private
partnership among U.S. businesses, individuals Involved in the protection and resilience of U.S. critical infrastructures, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.