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Sacramento InfraGard Quarterly Public Meeting

When: Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 (Registration 7:30 (members only) – 8:00 AM; Program 8:00 – 11:40 a.m.)
Non-member and late arrival (Registration 8:45-9:15 AM; Program 9:15 – 11:40)
Where: Cal OES Headquarters, 3650 Schriever Ave, Mather, CA 95655
Theme: Threat Group Update and Special Interest Meeting Agenda (pdf)
What: Pre-register by June 27th by email for $5 (Members) or $10 (Non-members or at the door) Exact change is appreciated!
Register at: Email registration form to rbarrow@sacsheriff.com, mail checks to Sacramento InfraGard, c/o Brian Banning, 6040 Verner Ave., Sacramento, CA 95841 before June 27th or bring check/cash on July 1st. Checks can be made out to “Sacramento IMA”.
Why Attend:  Update your knowledge base, network with colleagues, discover how other areas in the primary security sectors relate to your sector, and earn CPE’s for attendance
Registration form: InfraGard Registration form (pdf)
Questions: For questions, please contact our Program Chairman, Lt. Brian Banning at brian.banning@caloes.ca.gov or by calling (916) 826-3302. 

  • Important Note to Members:  Please assure you have signed-in to the new InfraGard secure portal/network NLT 31 December.  Failure to do so will result in your membership being voided, and you will be required to completely reapply should you decide to join later.  At some point we will move to a “Members Only” meeting format to allow briefers to present more sensitive but unclassified information. We are starting with a one-hour block for members only at this March 20th Quarterly Meeting.  Update your profile now if you haven’t done so as yet -- don’t be left out!

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Sacramento InfraGard Quarterly Public Meeting

When: Thursday, March 20th, 2014 (Registration 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.; Program 8:00 – 11:30 a.m/)
Non-member and late arrival (Registration 8:45-9:15 AM; Program 9:15 – 11:30)
Where: Cal OES Headquarters, 3650 Schriever Ave, Mather, CA 95655
Theme: Threat Group Update and Local FBI Operations Meeting Agenda (pdf)
What: Pre-register by March 14th by email for $5 (Members) or $10 (Non-members or at the door) Exact change is appreciated!
Register at: Email registration form to rbarrow@sacsheriff.com, mail checks to Sacramento InfraGard, c/o Brian Banning, 6040 Verner Ave., Sacramento, CA 95841 before March 14th or bring check/cash on March 20th. Checks can be made out to “Sacramento IMA”.
Why Attend:  Update your knowledge base, network with colleagues, discover how other areas in the primary security sectors relate to your sector, and earn CPE’s for attendance
Registration form: InfraGard Registration form (pdf)
Questions: For questions, please contact our Program Chairman, Lt. Brian Banning at brian.banning@calema.ca.gov or by calling (916) 826-3302 by March 14th.  After that date, contact Bob Barrow at rbarrow@sacsheriff.com or at (916) 487-9241.

FBI Computer Scientist Position Openings

As a result of the Director’s priority to combat cyber threats, the FBI has launched a Computer Scientist Recruitment Initiative to address this need. The FBI is hiring for the Computer Scientist position at the GS 7-13 levels. Sacramento has one (1) vacancy. Below are several links to the job posting currently listed on the FBIJOBS website. The postings are for the same position but each posting represents a different pay grade which is ultimately determined by the candidate’s experience and qualifications. The job posting will close on May 19, 2014, and all applications must be submitted on-line.

https://fbi.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/369639600
https://fbi.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/369637100
https://fbi.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/369634300

Below is a short summary of the skills Sacramento is looking for in the candidates:

FBI Computer Scientists should possess strong fundamentals in the areas of computer programming, database implementation and use, network security, data analysis and system administration. A computer scientist will be expected to quickly learn the skills necessary to complete the tasks at hand with little or no training and support. This position is not solely for a computer programmer, database administrator, system administrator or forensic examiner – ideally a computer scientist is all of those. A computer scientist could be expected to write a simple python script to extract a sqlite database for a forensic examination, build a Linux or Windows network (virtual or physical), or conduct analysis of various log files.

Ideal attributes

  • Tech Savvy
  • Learns new things quickly and independently
  • Works well in a team environment

Expected to have sufficient knowledge in one or more following areas

  • Programming
    • C/C++, Java, .NET, Python, PERL, PHP
  • Relational Database Design
    • MYSQL, ORACLE, SQL Server
    • SQL Proficient
  • Computer / Network Security
    • GIAC/ CISSP Certifications (Nice to have)
    • Encryption
    • TCP/IP Networking fundamentals
  • Data Analysis
    • Excel (Advanced use / Macro programming)
    • SPLUNK
  • System Administration
    • Linux
    • Windows
    • DNS Servers

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Sacramento InfraGard Quarterly Public Meeting

When: Friday, December 13th, 2013, (Registration 7:30 – 8:00 AM; Program 8:00 – 11:30 AM)
Where: Cal OES Headquarters, 3650 Schriever Ave, Mather, CA 95655
Theme: Terrorism update, Radicalization Indicators to watch for; Critical Infrastructure Protection programs overview; DHS Cyber Security Program overview; and more…
What: Pre-register by 12/10 by email for $5 (Members) or $10 (Non-members or at the door) Exact change is appreciated!
Register at: Email registration to brian.banning@calema.ca.gov, or mail to Sacramento InfraGard, c/o Brian Banning, 6040 Verner Ave., Sacramento, CA 95841.
Why Attend:  Update your knowledge base, network with colleagues, discover how other areas in the primary security sectors relate to your sector, and earn CPE’s for attendance
Registration form: InfraGard Registration
Questions: Call Programs Chair, Brian Banning at (916) 826-3302.

InfraGard 9th Annual Security Symposium

When: Tuesday, September 17th, 2013, (Registration 7:30 a.m.; Program 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
Where: Cal OES Headquarters, 3650 Schriever Ave, Mather, CA 95655
Theme: Cyber Terrorism update and Cyber Security for Critical Infrastructure Protection
What: Pre-register by 9/16 by email for $25 (Or $30 at the door).
Register at: Email registration to brian.banning@calema.ca.gov, or mail to Sacramento InfraGard, c/o Brian Banning, 6040 Verner Ave., Sacramento, CA 95841.
Symposium agenda coming soon
Registration form: InfraGard Registration
Questions: Call Programs Chair, Brian Banning at (916) 826-3302.

InfraGard Quarterly Public Meeting

When: Tuesday, January 8th, 2013, (Registration 7:30 a.m.; Program 8:00 a.m. – Noon)
Where: Cal EMA HQ, 3650 Schriever Ave, Mather, CA 95655
What: Pre-register by January 4th for $10 (Or $15 at the door) – Refreshments & Box Lunch provided

Focus:

  • Utility recovery lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy (this should help business operators better prepare for disasters);
  • Understanding the mindset of violent extremists (this topic will inform business owners of their attractiveness as a target);
  • Handling of Sensitive But Unclassified Information (short presentation on proper sharing, storage & destruction of information available from InfraGard);
  • DHS/PSA Update (newly assigned PSA will provide overview of training and protective programs available to businesses).

Why attend: Update your knowledge base, network with colleagues, discover how other areas in the primary security sectors relate to your sector, and earn CPE's for attendance.
Registration form: InfraGard Registration
Questions: Call Programs Chair, Lt. Brian Banning at (916) 826-3302.

InfraGard 8th Annual Security Symposium

When: Tuesday, September 25th, 2012, (Registration 7:30 a.m.; Program 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
Where: Cal EMA Headquarters, 3650 Schriever Ave, Mather, CA 95655
Theme: Terrorism update and Panel Discussion; Keynote address by Congressman Dan Lungren; Election of officers; Transportation Security; and Cyber Security
What: Pre-register by Sept 17th for $25 (Or $30 at the door).
Register at: Email registration to rbarrow@sacsheriff.com, or mail to Sacramento InfraGard, c/o Barrow Associates, 825 Columbia Drive, Sacramento, CA 95864.
Symposium details: Symposium Agenda () - Box lunch provided.
Registration form: InfraGard Registration ()
Questions: Call Interim Programs Chair, Stephanie Cervantes at (916) 227-3105.

Best Practices & Domestic Terrorism Seminar – May 8th, 2012

When: Tuesday, May 8th, 2012, (Program 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Where: UC Davis Conference Center
Theme: "Law Enforcement Officer & Security Directors Best Practices and Domestic Terrorism Seminar"
What: No Registration Fee, Free Tri Tip Lunch will be provided, only 450 seats available
Register at:
bestpracticesregistration.ucdavis.edu
Sponsored by: FBI, UC Davis Police Department, HBGary, and 5.11 Tactical
Seminar details: BestPractices

InfraGard Quarterly Public Meeting - March 29, 2012

When: Thursday, March 29, 2012
(Registration 7:30- 8:15 a.m.; Program 8:15 - 12:00)
What: InfraGard Quarterly Public Meeting (light breakfast of coffee, muffins & fruit); $5 at the door
Theme: "Threats & Vulnerabilities within the Energy, Commercial Facilities, & Emergency Services Sectors"
Where: Sacramento Fusion Center, 3720 Dudley Blvd., McClellan Park, Sacramento, CA (off Winters Blvd.)
Why Attend: Update your knowledge base, network with colleagues, discover how other areas in the primary security sectors relate to your sector, and earn CPE's for attendance.
Questions: Contact our Interim Programs Chair, Stephanie Cervantes at Stephanie_Cervantes@calpers.ca.gov or (916) 795-1528.

Sacramento InfraGard Schedule of Events

  • 7th Annual InfraGard Security Symposium - Dec 9th, 2011 Theme: Threats & Vulnerabilities within the Drinking Water & Water Treatment Systems, Information Technology and Transportation Sectors
    When: Friday, December 9th, 2011
    Time: Registration 7:30-8:00 a.m.; Program 8:30-3:00 p.m.
    Where: Cal EMA Headquarters, 3650 Shriever Ave, Mather CA 95655
    Why Attend: Update your knowledge base, network with colleagues, discover how other areas in the primary security sectors relate to your sector, and earn CPE's for attendance.

  • Sacramento InfraGard Quarterly Meeting - August 31, 2011
    Theme: Threats & Vulnerabilities within the Agriculture & Food, Healthcare and Public Health Sectors
    What: InfraGard Quarterly Public Meeting
    When: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
    Time: Registration 7:30-8:00 a.m. Program 8:00-1:30 p.m.
    Where: California Highway Patrol, 601 N. 7th Street, Sacramento, CA
    Why Attend: Update your knowledge base, network with colleagues, discover how other areas in the primary security sectors relate to your sector, and earn CPE's for attendance.
    Symposium Agenda (PDF)

  • Sacramento InfraGard Quarterly Meeting - May 31, 2011
    When:7:30 a.m. Registration - 12:00 p.m. Adjourn
    Where: Sacramento Fusion Center, 3720 Dudley Blvd McClellan, CA 95652
    What: Vulnerabilities, Threats, & Critical Infrastructure Protection
    Symposium Agenda (PDF)
    Directions to Fusion Center (PDF)

  • Sixth Annual InfraGard Security Symposium
    When:Thursday September 9th, 2010 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Where: Sacramento Fusion Center 3720 Dudley Blvd McClellan, CA 95652
    What: Homeland security topics Keynote by Congressman Dan Lungren
    Symposium Agenda (PDF)
    Directions to Fusion Center (PDF)

  • Northern California Hospital Cyber Terrorism Seminar
    When: Thursday, August 5th, 2010 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Where: UC Davis Conference Center
    173 Old Davis Rd Extension
    Davis, CA 95616
    View Flyer for more information (PDF)

  • 1st Quarter InfraGard Meeting
    Date: March 3, 2010
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
    Registration: 8:30 a.m.
    Registration Fee: $10 (coffee, tea, donuts, muffins, fresh fruit, salad)
    Location: California Highway Patrol
    601 A. North 7th Street , B-Training Room 1
    Sacramento, California 95811

CHP’s Emergency Operations Mission – The mission of the Emergency Operations Section is to support and enhance the California Highway Patrol’s ability to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies. Sergeant Jarod Primicerio will provide the following three break-out sessions:

Levee Vulnerabilities: Since the mid 1970's there have been numerous articles in various print media, including scientific journals and study reports discussing the "importance" and ‘value’ of the thousands of miles of levees in Central California and the Delta. What are these man-made structures; what is the value of the land that they ‘protect’; and, what are the threats that they face, both natural and man-made? Hear about them and perhaps about the interdependencies of the state's major water conveyance structures from the Department of Water Resoures’ resident expert. Learn what we all need to understand about the vulnerabilities of these fragile ‘dirt dams’! Speaker: Sonny Fong, CEA, Emergency Preparedness and Security Manager, CA Department of Water Resources.

    1. A tour of the Emergency Notification Tactical Alert Center
    2. Meet and Discuss Incident Command Vehicles
    3. Tour of the CHP Facility

If you have any questions, please contact our Interim Programs Chair, Stephanie Cervantes at (916) 795-1528.