Sector Chief Program
The sector chief program is a national initiative to divide Chapter membership according to DHS sectors & appoint Sector Chiefs for sectors appropriate to the region. The NY Metro InfraGard currently supports the following sectors:
- Healthcare: Dr. Mark P. Jarrett (Northwell Health)
- Energy: Mikhail Falkovich
- Communications: [open]
- Financial Services & Banking: Tony Cioffoletti
- Information Technology: Jennifer Gold
- Transportation: [open]
The Board of Directors is looking for more participation with the Sector Chairs for training in their specific groups. We encourage our members to contact their Sector Chairs with their ideas on what training would benefit their area of responsibility. If you are interested in becoming a sector chief or supporting one of our sector chiefs, please contact us.
Special Interest Groups
Periodically, the secure membership will find a need to create an ad-hoc group to discuss strategies for protecting against specific threats. These Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are run by the membership and can utilize outside experts. InfraGard currently hosts the following SIGs:
- Legal: Lance Rea (NYM InfraGard Board Member) The mission of the NY Metro Legal SIG is to support InfraGard’s mission to understand and prepare for the cyber events that may affect critical infrastructures from a Legal perspective.
- Cyber Security: David solano (NYM InfraGard Board Member) The mission of the NY Metro Cyber Security SIG is to support InfraGard’s mission to understand and prepare for the cyber events that may affect critical infrastructures.
- Incident Response: Jared Ring (NYM InfraGard Member) The mission of the NY Metro Incident Management SIG is to support InfraGard’s mission to protect critical infrastructure and preserve life in the event of an incident using well-defined procedure to provide resources to our communities.
- EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulses): Chris Cioppa The EMP-SIG mission is to address any high impact threat that could cause long term nation-wide collapse of critical infrastructure. These threats include intentional-EMP (nuclear and otherwise), extreme space weather, cyber-attacks, coordinated physical (kinetic) attacks, and widespread pandemics. The SIG serves to provide increased awareness to industry and business, academia, law enforcement and government regarding the potential threats and vulnerabilities that would have widespread and long lasting effects.
- IPv6: David Solano (NYM InfraGard Board Member)
If you are interested in participating in one of our SIG programs, please contact us.
INLETS: Intelligence and Law Enforcement Training Seminar
INLETS is the INtelligence and Law Enforcement Training Seminar that provides violent crimes and terrorism training to state/local law enforcement, analytical personnel and InfraGard members (regardless of chapter) who are security/risk professionals.
The 2nd annual INLETS New Orleans will be held April 10-14 and features presentations about the terror attacks in France (from the French National Police), Ferguson, MO forensic case study, Boston Marathon bombing, and many more. The “Tribute to Heroes” evening program will be held at the National World War II Museum and includes keynote speaker Captain Richard Phillips. (Special thanks to ILMA President Lester Millet for supporting INLETS coming to New Orleans for a 2nd year!)
The 7th annual INLETS Annapolis will be held June 19-23 and has a predator-themed agenda which will address stalking, the path to radicalization, human trafficking, the Darknet and more, Keynote presenter Mark “Oz” Geist will tell his story of “13 Hours: the Secret Soldiers of Bengahzi” during the “Tribute to Heroes” evening program.
For more information on each session’s agenda, hotel, seminar cost, and registration, please go to www.OntheINLETS.com.
INLETS is a collaborative effort between the FBI, state level fusion centers in Maryland and Louisiana, and the InfraGardNCR and Louisiana Member Alliances.
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community, or C3, Voluntary Program was created to help organizations of all sizes and from all sectors use the Cybersecurity Framework to improve their cyber resilience. The C3 Voluntary Program connects these organizations with cyber risk management capabilities provided by DHS, other U.S. Government organizations, and the private sector. The C3 Voluntary Program looks forward to working more closely with InfraGard in 2017 to help organizations across the Nation strengthen their cybersecurity and risk management.
Visit the C3Voluntary Program website, where you can find 40+ free, easy to use cybersecurity resources.
- Learn about the Cyber Resilience Review and conduct a free assessment.
- Download Framework Implementation Guidance, currently available for 8 of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors.
- Download the Small and Midsize Business Toolkit, specifically tailored to help smaller organizations strengthen their cybersecurity.
- Visit the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) Government page, where you can find the SLTT Toolkit and resources specific to your geographic area.
Sign up for the monthly C3 Voluntary Program bulletin to stay informed about upcoming events, program updates, and new resources. Scroll to “Subscribe to Alerts” function at the bottom of the website.
Get in touch: Write to CCubedVP@hq.dhs.gov to invite the Program to an event, or to share resources and best practices.
There is some confusion when an InfraGard member goes to MalwareInvestigator.gov and selects the InfraGard channel, it drops back to the InfraGard secure portal home page. Note: the InfraGard member needs to be already logged into the InfraGard portal for the proper redirection to take place.