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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The 2014 Tony Christy Memorial Golf Tournament
Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Columbus Office of the FBI takes pleasure in announcing the 24th annual Special Agent Anthony L. Christy Memorial Golf Tournament, and continue to recognize Special Agent John Karnemaat who lost his battle with Huntington’s Disease on November 5, 2007.

The proceeds of this event will be utilized partially to fund the FBI Agent Association College Education Scholarship Fund for children of deceased Agents, and for the 16th year in a row, the tournament will be funding the Huntington’s Disease (HD) Society of America, Inc.

EVENT DATE: Thursday, June 26, 2014
EVENT LOCATION: The Golf Club of Dublin, 5805 Eiterman Road, Dublin, Ohio

SIGN IN: 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM
START TIME: 11:00 AM Shotgun start four-man scramble
ENTRY FEE: $100 (individual golfer)

PRIZES: Golf Scramble Awards (Closest to Pin, Long Drive, Etc), Raffle
LUNCH: Clubhouse Grill during round
DINNER: Buffet Dinner starting at 5 PM

More details at http://www.tonychristymemorial.com
Email questions to golf@tonychristymemorial.com

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 Federal Bureau 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.

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


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
Lt. 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


Porter Wright Morris & Arthur Law Firm, Bowditch Consulting and Time Warner Cable Business Class are Silver Sponsors of InfraGard Central Ohio Members Alliance

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Infragard® FBI Shoot Gallery

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