You've reached the web home of the Oregon - Oregon InfraGard Program. InfraGard is designed to address the need for private and public-sector information-sharing mechanisms at both the national and local levels. Its objectives are:
- Provide members a forum for education and training on infrastructure vulnerabilities and protection measures
- Insure the protection of computer intrusion / threat data shared among InfraGard members and the FBI Field Offices through compliance with proprietary, legal, and security requirements
- Increase the quantity and quality of intelligence based infrastructure intrusion/threat reports provided to local FBI Field Offices (for investigation and follow-up)
- Increase interaction and information sharing among InfraGard members and their associated local FBI Field Offices on infrastructure threats, vulnerabilities, and interdependencies
Some of our past quarterly meeting topics have covered:
- Background Investigations: Issues and Resources
- Issues and techniques for securing a large, remote facility
- Keeping our Homeland Secure
- Security Issues in Agriculture
- Impact of Online Predators to Business and Family
- SCADA and Network Security
- Work place violence issues
Oregon - Oregon InfraGard History
The National InfraGard Program began as a pilot project in 1996, when the Cleveland FBI Field Office asked local computer security professionals to assist the FBI in determining how to better protect critical information systems in the public and private sectors.
From this new partnership, the first InfraGard Chapter was formed to address both cyber and physical threats. Presidential Decision Directive 63, signed May 22, 1998, directed the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) to serve as a national critical infrastructure threat assessment, warning, vulnerability, law enforcement investigation, and response entity.
As part of its mission, the Department of Homeland Security conducts outreach and information sharing with the public and private-sector owners and operators of critical infrastructures.
The National InfraGard Program an essential part of the FBI's outreach efforts. The Program establishes a mechanism for two-way information sharing about intrusion incidents and system vulnerabilities and provides a channel for the DHS to disseminate analytical threat products to the private sector.
The FBI is now working with representatives from private industry, the academic community, and the public sector, to form local InfraGard Chapters.
InfraGard Administrative Coordinator: Brandon Roake
Vice-President: Franklin Taylor
Secretary: Nichole Lloyd