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
ICOMA Welcomes Carl Roberts as Vice President
The InfraGard Central Ohio Member's Alliance is delighted to welcome Carl Roberts as Chapter Vice President. Mr. Roberts currently serves as
Homeland Security Coordinator, Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security, and brings a wealth of experience to his new role with ICOMA. Welcome Carl!
Congratulations to Garry Brown
Central Ohio InfraGard's own Garry Brown has been awarded the 20020 National Meeting the Challenge award by the InfraGard National Board of Directors and our Awards Committee. Garry will receive the award at a special ceremony on August 27. The award description follow:
Meeting the Challenge
Background: The mark of a dedicated individual is noted in the challenges they overcome to accomplish goals and objectives in front of them. Within InfraGard, we face challenges as volunteers in participation, in garnering membership engagement, differences in opinion with a leadership team and in moving our local IMA forward. We also face personal and business challenges that affect our ability to participate or accomplish certain objectives timely or at all. We are faced with challenges every day in the protection of our critical infrastructures, and the InfraGard organization strives to promote awareness among the membership in efforts to meet various challenges through our unique public / private partnership.
This award recognizes the individual who has overcome considerable challenges, personal or within the InfraGard program, in accomplishing goals that benefit InfraGard and their local community.
Congratulations to Garry for this much-deserved national recognition!
2020 InfoSec Summit Is Going Virtual!
The 2020 InfoSec Summit is BACK and this year we will be adapting our conference to provide you with the same great experience and in the comfort of your own home! You will have three days that you are able to catch this years’ InfoSec Summit, and each include a ½ day session on the following dates:
September 30th 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
October 1st 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
October 2nd 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
You will also be receiving a gift card from one of our local restaurants within our community when you register! We will be asking for your home address during registration in order for the gift card to be mailed to you personally. Please know that we care about your privacy and are committed to protecting the accuracy of your personal information to the extent possible.
Updates will be provided on the app along with the virtual meeting information as we finalize the details.
For questions about InfraGard meetings, 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.