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.
Thanks to all who attended and supported the 2013 Security Summit,
co-sponsored by InfraGard Central Ohio Members Alliance
and Ohio Homeland Security
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
AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Training: Screening of Persons by Observational Techniques (SPOT)
Offered by Louisiana State University’s National Center
for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT)
Thursday, January 23, 2014
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Columbus Police Academy, 1000 N. Hague Avenue, Columbus, OH 43204
Who Should Attend:
Law Enforcement, Terrorism Liaison Officers, Private Security, CI/KR Managers
To protect an asset, one must understand the associated threats and vulnerabilities of that asset. Therefore, participants will be provided an overview of threat and vulnerability analyses and how these can be used to improve an asset’s security. These analyses provide a basis for establishing effective defenses. Part of an effective defense system is being able to recognize indicators of a potential terrorist attack.
During this course, participants will be provided with an overview of security operations that can be applied for protection of assets from terrorist acts. Participants will be able to incorporate SPOT into planning for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) component and device interdiction and implementing screening operations, non-intrusive inspection techniques, scene control, evacuation, and media relations.
*To enroll in this course, participants must be U.S. citizens and have a valid FEMA SID (Student Identification Number). Directions for obtaining a FEMA SID (online, a couple minutes) are on the registration form below.
*This offer is only open to active members of InfraGard
Registration Form here.
Registration due by December 27, 2013.
Training: Disaster Management for Electric Power Systems
Wednesday, January 22 and Thursday, January 23, 2014
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security
5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd, Columbus, OH 43230
This class was requested by CPU and is open to all Managers, Supervisors, Foremen and Field Personnel of Electric
Utilities; Utility Disaster Coordinators, Security Personnel, Local Emergency Planning Director or Manager; Fire,
EMS, and Law; other Critical Infrastructure providers i.e. Water, Wastewater and Hospitals.
InfraGard members and friends are welcome to register and attend.
Registration Form here.
Registration due by December 31, 2013.
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.
*** The FBI is recruiting! ***
Computer scientists wanted - see the details
FEMA Independent Study Program
Online (no charge)
The complete online course catalog
FEMA IS Courses
Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships
Online (no charge)
Recommended course for all InfraGard Members
FEMA Course IS-660
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
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
Presentation by Brent Huston
Introducing the Stolen Data Impact Model (SDIM) Project
You can also find the SDIM materials here:
RBN Presentation by Alan Czarnecki
Snort for the Road Warrior
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).