InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. It is an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.

The Huntsville Chapter of InfraGard meets on the first Tuesday of every month. Meeting details are posted on this website at least one week prior to every meeting.


FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center

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June 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NOTE: This event is at a different location. It is at the Social Security Administration HQ in Birmingham.

Advanced registration is REQUIRED. Guests are welcome, but MUST be registered.

InfraGard Birmingham Member Alliance and InfraGard Huntsville Member Alliance invites you to an afterhours combined meeting

Speaker: Supervisory Special Agent Regina Burris, FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov)

Topic: The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center – Overview; Current Fraud Trends; How IC3 operates and how consumers can use the system.

Location: Social Security Administration Headquarters – 1200 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35285

OPSEC Failures

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May 3, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

ALL attendees must RSVP and must present receipt for lunch.

Note: Our host request we park at the rear of the building. There is ample parking available.

Speaker: Ryan Averbeck, Ph.D., Chief, Research & Technology Protection Center – South and AMC Research & Technology Protection Branch

Topic: Dr. Ryan Averbeck is the Chief of Army Materiel Command’s Research and Technology Protection Branch and the Chief of the Army Research and Technology Protection Center – South at Redstone Arsenal, AL. He has worked in the intelligence and national security field for the Department of Defense, NASA, and industry partners for the past two decades. He specializes in identifying and protecting critical technologies and systems that provide a battlefield and economic advantage to the United States. He holds multiple certifications ranging from DoD acquisition program management, DoD International Affairs Security Assistance Management, Information Systems Security Professional, NSTISSI 4011 certification; and export controls certifications.
He received a Ph.D. with a specialization in Computer and Information Security from Northcentral University; an M.B.A. in International Business from Baker College; and Bachelor degrees in Criminal Justice and History from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Marine Corps Command and General Staff Course, the Army Intermediate Level Education Course, and the Senior Manager Course in national security at George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs.

A buffet lunch is offered for $15 (must show receipt)

Earn 1 hour continuing education unit.

Make sure you RSVP by May 2nd at 8:00am and don’t forget to mark your lunch order.

Information Sharing Analysis Centers and their role in the critical infrastructure protection

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April 5, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

ALL attendees must RSVP and must present receipt for lunch.

Note: Our host request we park at the rear of the building. There is ample parking available.

Speaker: Steve Lines, DIBISAC

Topic: The new Information Sharing Analysis (ISAC) organizations established is by Executive Order 13691 and standards development. ISACs develop partnerships with governments and agencies such as DHS Cyber information Sharing Collaboration Program (CISCP); UK Critical information Sharing Program (CISP); National Council of ISACs and Network Security Information Exchange (NSIE) as well as partnerships with Customs on counterfeit technology. All of these organizations can be leveraged to enhance the protection of your company and your customers through the power of collaboration. Other discussions include the evolving threat of ransomware impacting multiple sectors as well as tornado preparedness; new developments in technology for the first responder community.

A BBQ buffet lunch is offered for $15 (must show receipt)

Earn 1 hour continuing education unit.

Make sure you RSVP by April 4th at 8:00am and don’t forget to mark your lunch order.

Current Financial Fraud Trends

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March 1, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

ALL attendees must RSVP and must present receipt for lunch

Note: Our host request we park at the rear of the building. There is ample parking available

Born and raised in Huntsville, Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Alabama. He has worked for Redstone Federal Credit Union for the past twenty-seven years serving in a variety of roles. He is currently serving as Assistant Vice President of Security and Investigations and has held that role since 2009.

Jonathan is current member and former Chapter Chair of ASIS International. He has served the Huntsville Area Crime Stoppers program for the past seventeen years and is a former Board President. A 2014 graduate of the FBI Birmingham Citizen’s Academy, he currently serves as the Alumni Association’s Executive Vice President.

A buffet lunch is offered for $15 (must show receipt)

All attendees must RSVP no later than February 29.

Earn 1 hour continuing education unit.

The Faces of Cybersecurity Threats

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February 2, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

ALL attendees must RSVP and must present receipt for lunch

Note: Our host request we park at the rear of the building. There is ample parking available

Shane Hammett is a former DHS cybersecurity threat professional and senior policy advisor with over 17 years of experience in the field. Shane has provided Federal, Commercial, and State & Local Government organizations with policy and architecture guidance. Shane has also provided oversight into technical programs for state fusion centers throughout the southeast. He has worked with governors to better understand risk mitigation technics and provided clarity to homeland security directors on critical infrastructure efforts throughout his career. Shane has been a visionary on complex and technical matters of bridging the public/private information sharing initiatives.

Cost to attend is $15 and includes a buffet lunch.

Earn 1 hour continuing education unit.

FBI Cybersecurity Mission

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December 1, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

ALL attendees must RSVP and must present receipt for lunch

Mr. Good was appointed Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI’s Cyber Intelligence, Outreach, and Support Branch in March 2015. In this position, Mr. Good supports the Cyber Division’s mission to identify, pursue, and defeat cyber adversaries targeting global U.S. interests by overseeing efforts to enhance strategic partnerships and intelligence coordination. Prior to this role, Mr. Good was senior Special Assistant to the Deputy Director, providing support and guidance on a range of matters related to the day-to-day oversight of the Bureau’s activities and 36,000 employees. Cost to attend is $25 and includes a buffet lunch provided by Ted’s BBQ.

This event is open to members of the Huntsville InfraGard chapter, members of the Birmingham/Huntsville FBI Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association, and others by invitation. Advance tickets are required. Please bring your paper ticket with you to the event.

The Future of Data Assurance

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September 1, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

ALL attendees must RSVP (with or without lunch)

CHANGE IN LOCATION
CSC, Bridge Street, Huntsville, Alabama.

Many industry leaders state that it is time to move away from the traditional “castle and moat” mentality and transition towards self-protecting, self-governing data. In this discussion, we will explore the why there is such a need, how that new approach might look, and what the benefits would be to both corporations and consumers.

Bradley Lide is a security professional with over 35 years of management and field experience in both the IT and physical security industries, in both enterprise and retail environments. As Director of Business Enablement for SertintyONE, he is responsible for understanding the client’s critical data requirements and providing innovative solutions to maintain control and integrity of that data.

Bradley is a long-time member of InfraGard, having served as President of his local InfraGard chapter as well as on InfraGard’s National Board of Directors.

Make sure you RSVP by August 31st at 10:00am and don’t forget to mark your lunch order. Lunch starts at 11:30am.

Comprehensive Risk Modeling in a Cyber Dominant Operational Environment

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August 4, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

ALL attendees must RSVP (with or without lunch)

Note: Our host request we park at the rear of the building. There is ample parking available.

The evolution and growth of the “cyber” or the “wired world” we live in, along with all its physical, virtual, and human elements present both tremendous opportunity as well as formidable threats. The consequences of not understanding, not seeing, or acting on the resultant complexities of this “risk environment” can be unforgiving, even devastating. The threats are real, persistent, and pervasive; accordingly, understanding the strategic and comprehensive paradigm of risk is an essential prerequisite to effectively protecting, investing, and even growing an organization. The dynamic of today’s operational environment, accelerated by global virtualization, make the stakes of not getting the risk picture correct, higher and higher. New liabilities and the potential for cascading events beyond our ability to control must be anticipated rather than reacted to. Risk mitigation and resiliency planning becomes central to a successful strategy. In contrast, the neglect or relegation of risk modeling to a legacy checklist approach may leave an organization unprepared and fatefully vulnerable to catastrophic consequence. Informed decision-making become crucial to building resiliency against critical areas of risk. This presentation highlights the basic risk paradigm, the complexities added to and by the cyber environment, and some of the critical decision elements and order of approaching it.

Make sure you RSVP by August 3rd at 10:00am and don’t forget to mark your lunch order.

Encryption Tools, Techniques, and Compliance

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July 7, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

ALL attendees must RSVP (with or without lunch)

Note: Our host request we park at the rear of the building. There is ample parking available.

In this talk, Mr. Lee will talk about the basics of encryption technology and what tools and techniques are needed to satisfy the requirements of protecting Controlled Unclassified Technical Information (CUTI). Mr. Lee will describe how different encryption tools and techniques satisfy different objectives and how to select the best tool to protect data in different environments (such as protecting data-at-rest vs data-in-motion). This presentation will also cover the challenges of implementing encryption in corporate environments and what actions need to be in place to protect against data loss.

Make sure you RSVP by July 6th at 10:00am and don’t forget to mark your lunch order.