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 25th InfraGard Meeting

Alex Joves
Regional Director, Region V (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)
DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP)

The Way Ahead for our Region’s Infrastructure Protections


Clifford Collins
Assistant Director for Risk Management
Franklin University, Department of Safety and Security Services
and President, InfraGard Central Ohio Chapter

Ukraine: An Overview of the 2015 Attacks on Ukrainian Critical Infrastructure
Clifford will summarize report findings from Booze Allen in this first known blackout caused by a cyberattack. Two utilities were taken over with power cut to 80,000 people. The source of the attack was a Russian-based ISP.

Details and resumes below

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

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 - 8:30am to noon.
Registration from 8:00 to 8:30 am.

Highlights for Children
1800 Watermark Drive (directions below)

InfraGard Chapter Meeting




Alex Joves, DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) Regional Director, Region V (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)

Mr. Joves was named the IP Regional Director for Region V in June 2016. He joined IP in 2012 and previously served as the Director, National Infrastructure Coordinating Center (NICC) and Region V Supervisory Chemical Security Inspector, Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Standards (CFATS).

Mr. Joves’ prior DHS roles include National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Coordinator, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Office of Operations Coordination & Planning, and Section Chief for the Principal Federal Official & Special Events Program. He served on detail assignments with the U.S. Secret Service (USSS), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Incident Specific Preparedness Review.

A U.S. Coast Guard veteran, Mr. Joves completed operational sea-going, law enforcement, headquarters, DHS Secretary’s Office, and White House Situation Room assignments while on active duty. He is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and George Washington University Law School, and practiced law in the private sector. Mr. Joves lives outside Chicago with his wife and three children.

Clifford Collins, Assistant Director for Risk Management in the Department of Safety and Security Services at Franklin University.

Mr. Collins has spent the last four years successfully building a risk management program for the University and reports regularly to the Board of Trustees. Clifford holds a BA in history from OSU and an MBA from Franklin University. Clifford is also a member of University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA), the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), the Ohio Cyber Collaboration Committee (OC3), and the Ohio Public Private Partnership (OP3).

Clifford serves our local InfraGard chapter as the current President.


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.

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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.

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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



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