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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Register Now for
Wednesday, January 28th

InfraGard Meeting

Randall Schumacher
Rail Division Supervisor, The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Ronald B. Swegheimer
Enforcement Division Chief, The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

will tag-team a presentation on

Ensuring Safety on the Highways and Rails
of the State of Ohio

** plus nuggets **

Influenza and YOU! & Ebola Ready !
Michael Fielding, Director
Center for Epidemiology, Preparedness and Response
Columbus Public Health


How to become a part of the OP3
David R. Brown, Program Administrator
Ohio Public Private Partnership (OP3)

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

Heads Up!
Please note that due to the sensitive subject matter, our March Meeting will be Members Only. If you wish to attend, you will have to be on the master list that we get from the FBI. We understand there has been confusion. If you are not getting emails from the National InfraGard folks, something is probably wrong. If you are not sure if you are still a member, contact the folks that maintain the list at 877-861-6298. You will be asked some authentication questions. More information will be coming on the topic, but you will want to attend. This restriction does NOT apply to the January meeting. If you wish to join now, all efforts will be taken to get you processed.

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

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015, 8:30am to noon.
Registration from 8:00 to 8:30 am.

Highlights for Children
1800 Watermark Drive (directions below)

InfraGard Chapter Meeting


Featured Speakers:

Randall Schumacher
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio – Rail Division Supervisor
USDOT Federal Railroad Administration – State Inspector Program Manager (Ohio)
Ohio Army National Guard – HHC, STB 37th IBCT – CBRN Recon team

Employment History:
Clean Harbors Environmental Services - “Receiving Chemist” (QA Personnel)
US Army - Deployed Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) 2011-2012

BA, the Ohio State University, Political Science/International Studies
The US Army Chemical School (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Operations MOS Training)
The John Glenn School of Public Affairs (OSU)/Ohio DAS – Certified Public Manager Program (Current)

Ronald B. Swegheimer
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Enforcement Division Chief

Employment History:
USDOT National Training Center, Instructor of Cargo Tank Inspections, Other Bulk Packages Inspections course, 2004-Present
PUCO, Hazardous Material Specialist 1989-2013
Federal Railroad Administration, Certified Inspector-Hazardous Materials, 2003-2013
Overnite Transportation Company, Terminal Manager 1980-1989

BA, Muskingum College
Post Graduate Courses, State University of NY-Binghamton, Zane State University

A new feature to our meetings is our "Nuggets." They are one or two 20 minute presentations by subject matter experts on issues and actionable steps to take to protect your organizations.

First Nugget: Influenza and YOU! & Ebola Ready !

Mike Fielding will be giving us an update on the current Flu situation, and what kind of plans there are in the event of an Ebola outbreak.

Michael J. Fielding R.S, M.S.
Director – Center for Epidemiology, Preparedness and Response Registered Sanitarian in the State of Ohio 29 years plus in the Public Health profession Former Health Commissioner – Marion City, Ohio Current Chairperson for the Franklin County Homeland Security Advisory Council Current Chairperson for the Columbus Bio-Watch Program

Second Nugget: How to become a part of the OP3
In an effort to increasingly serve Ohioans before, during and after a disaster, the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) relies on strong partnerships between citizens, government, and private business. To strengthen these partnerships across the state, ODPS created the Ohio Public Private Partnership (OP3) program, an initiative designed to provide current information and situational awareness on disaster prevention, response, and recovery efforts to state agency and business executives, allowing decisions and resources to best support the needs of the impacted community. You can find more about this organization at:

David R. Brown
Program Administrator for Ohio Public Private Partnership (OP3)
Mr. Brown has had 25 years of service at the local, State, and Federal level mostly protecting our citizens and infrastructure. His previous position was The Director of Special Programs for Ohio Department of Public Safety. He currently is the Program Administrator for Ohio Public Private Partnership (OP3)

We will have an open discussion among the attendees. Please bring your ideas.

Emerging Threats Briefing from Law Enforcement, and sharing from members.


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.

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

Reserve the date on your calendar today!

For non-registration questions contact Garry Brown, InfraGard Program Director 614-487-2606.

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


National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Spotter Training

Be sure to take the training at least every 2-3 years to capture any updates to the training.

Date: Saturday March 7th
Time: 9am-1pm
Location: OSU Fawcett Center
Address: 2400 Olentangy River Road Columbus, Ohio 43210

Click here to register.
Click here to learn more about Skywarn.
Click here to learn more about COSWN.


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 here


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       EMP-SIG Overview



Presentation by Michael J. Pannell, Director, Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security
FCEM&HS Agency Brief


Presentation by Tamara Kaufman, Marketing and Communications Director, Central Ohio InfraGard
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)


Presentation by Marshall Dyson, Vice President, Central Ohio InfraGard
The Lone Wolf


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: sdimsite.blogspot.com


References Provided by Porter Wright Law Firm
Ohio's Requirement to Report Data Breach to Law Enforcement
Ohio's Data Breach Notification Laws
Measuring Loss of a Data Breach

A Trans-Atlantic exploration of emerging privacy law and policy issues
Implementing cloud strategies
Don’t forget about e-discovery when moving to the cloud
Top three trends from the 2013 IAPP Global Privacy Summit
What Border Officials Can Do with Your Laptop And Cellular Phone
One Year Later: An Update on the Proposed EU Privacy Regulation
Canada’s Tough Anti-spam Legislation (CASL) Moves Closer to Being Effective
State Tort and CFAA Claims Survive Motion to Dismiss In Ohio Employee Cyberhacking Case
Information Privacy Regulation – What You Need to Know About Current Developments
The Sedona Conference® Publishes International Principles on Discovery, Disclosure & Data Protection
Data Protection in Social Networks
What’s next in EU data protection?


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).
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
Capt. 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



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

Bowditch Consulting


 Bowditch ConsultingOhio Utilities Protection Service,
Porter Wright, and R.DORSEY+COMPANY

are Silver Sponsors of InfraGard Central Ohio Members Alliance

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