Learn more about InfraGard

InfraGard is an information sharing and analysis effort serving the interests and combining the knowledge base of a wide range of members. At its most basic level, InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector. InfraGard is an association of businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States. InfraGard Chapters are geographically linked with FBI Field Office territories.

Upcoming Meetings

March Chapter Meeting

When: April 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schnucks Headquarters, 11420 Lackland Rd. St. Louis, MO 63146
Topic: Recent Trends in Cyber Crime
Speaker: Special Agent Timothy Reboulet, US Secret Service
Bio: Timothy Reboulet, was a police officer with St. Louis County Police Department for two years before being hired 1999 by the US Secret Service as a Special Agent. SA Reboulet has been assigned to the Washington Field Office, Dignitary Protective Division, the Presidential Protective Division for two Presidents and is a trained investigator for the US Secret Service NITRO Program. He is currently assigned to the St Louis Field Office.
Sponsor: Schnucks


Recent Meetings

January 27, 2015
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Washington University, Whitaker Hall Auditorium
Directions: available via Google Maps
Parking: RSVP to Prof. Patrick Crowley (pcrowley@wustl.edu) to receive a printable parking pass. Last minute parking will be available at the Danforth University Center.

Topic: Safeguarding Critical Infrastructure


In today’s world, most people recognize these two truths: 1) everything is being connected to the Internet, and 2) anything connected to the Internet can be hacked. But what about the critical infrastructure upon which our region depends every day? Do these truths apply to our key resources such as electric utilities and transportation networks? In this panel discussion, experts from an assortment of critical infrastructure environments will share their views and experiences, and discuss how to keep critical infrastructure secure.


Panel Moderator

  1. Patrick Crowley, Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, Founder & CTO of Observable Networks


  1. Dan O’Keefe, Consulting Engineer, Security & Planning, Ameren Services Company
  2. Reed Glasener, Information Systems Manager, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
  3. Michael Toecker, Owner/Engineer, Context Industrial Security
  4. Bradford Willke, Cyber Security Advisor & Program Manager, US Department of Homeland Security
  5. Neil Putz, TechGuard Security


September Chapter Meeting

Date: September, 24, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location:  SecureWorld Expo: America's Center Convention Complex
Topic: Threat Hunting is Not a Hobby
8:00 a.m. - Coffee & Networking
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Chapter Meeting

Join your fellow Security Professionals in St. Louis for two days of high-quality training and education at SecureWorld Expo! There is a discount for Chapter Members to register for the Two-Day Conference Pass (12 CPE credit hours) or the SecureWorld Plus Extended Training (16 CPE credit hours).

InfraGard members save when registering for SecureWorld with the below discount codes:

INF : $100 off the Two-Day Conference Pass
INFSWP : $200 off the SecureWorld Plus Training
INFEO : $25 off the Exhibits & Open Sessions Pass

TWEET: SecureWorld, Sept 23-24 in St Louis. World class cybersecurity conference. InfraGard members save: http://bit.ly/1u0x2Oi

Speaker & Presentation:
Ken Karasek, Jr., EnCE
Solutions Consultant, Guidance Software, Inc.
Presentation Overview:
Threat Hunting is Not a Hobby: The security posture that companies have adopted has been typically focused on the prevention of known attacks. This approach has failed to actually secure enterprises! In this world, "proactive security" means erecting more and more security "walls" on the enterprise's perimeter and waiting for an attack to happen. The numerous breaches that enterprises of all sizes report on a regular basis are the evidence of such failure. Billions of dollars of investments in old-style, perimeter-focused security have failed to stop cyber attackers from successfully stealing valuable information from organizations globally. Enterprises need to realize that they should change their ways. They need to go hunting - threat hunting. This threat hunting cannot be an ancillary or optional function that the Security team conducts. Instead, cyber threat hunting needs to be conducted systematically and programmatically. In this presentation we will review the steps that an enterprise needs to take to become an effective threat hunter including processes, skills, and technology.
Speaker Bio:
Ken Karasek is a seasoned IT professional with a strong technical background in network technologies and protocols, network security, intrusion prevention, risk analysis, system administration, and vulnerability monitoring. He has led highly successful technical teams and initiatives.  As the Central Region Solutions Consultant with Guidance Software, he provides pre-sales support to develop and position EnCase products to meet prospective customer's needs and requirements, including mentoring, training, as well as establishing and nurturing technical relationships with partners. Prior to joining Guidance Software, Karasek served as a Senior System Engineer for ManTech Cyber Solutions International. He also held various positions with Aon Hewitt including overseeing Global Network and Security Services, and serving as a Senior Network Analyst, and Network Engineer. During his 25-year tenure, he performed forensic analysis, maintained network infrastructures, carried out design, implementation, management, and diagnostics. In addition, Karasek supported international network architecture expansion, and oversaw capacity planning, performance analysis, and Level III network diagnostics. He has earned numerous certifications for EnCase and IBM products.

June Chapter Meeting

Date: Tuesday June 24, 2014
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Location:  Washington University in St. Louis
Room:  Danforth University Center (DUC) Room 276
Parking: There is an underground parking garage next to the DUC.  It accepts credit cards.

NOTE: The DUC is right off Forsyth and can be accessed from either Skinker or Big Bend.

Speaker & Topic:
Tim Paydos, IBM

Presentation Overview:
Tim Paydos will speak on Big Data Threat Protection

Speaker Bio:
As Public Sector Leader, IBM WW Big Data Leadership Team, Tim Paydos is responsible for IBM's strategy in support of government agencies and healthcare firms at all levels who seek to leverage the value of their information assets to address their most critical information intensive business problems.

Tim's particular passion lies in supporting National Borders & Security and Defense Agencies in protecting civilization.

He is a seasoned professional with over 15 years in the field.  Experiences outside IBM include Customer Business Development and Operations for Procter & Gamble, and Vice President of Strategy at Syncra Systems.

Tim holds a BA from Harvard University, lives in Connecticut with his two daughters, and for relaxation serves as a nationally certified fire/rescue instructor and Captain in the Simsbury Fire Department.

Sponsored By: Cassidy Turley

Cassidy Turley is a leading commercial real estate services provider with more than 5,000 professionals in more than 60 offices nationwide. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the company represents a wide range of clients-from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, from local non-profits to major institutions. The firm completed transactions valued at $25.8 billion in 2013, manages approximately 400 million square feet on behalf of institutional, corporate and private clients and supports more than 24,000 corporate services locations around the United States.

March Chapter Meeting

Date: Tuesday March 18, 2013
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location:  Washington University in St. Louis
Room:  Danforth University Center (DUC) Room 276
Parking: There is an underground parking garage next to the DUC

The conference room will hold 90 people so please RSVP To Brian Allen at brianallen@wustl.edu.  Details of the location are at the following link, or search for Danforth University Center on Google Maps:
Campus Map Overview: www.wustl.edu/community/visitors/maps/

Topic: Current Threat Landscape: What's Working and What Isn't

Speaker: Aaron Mog, Fishnet

Aaron has over 13 years of experience in Information Security, and he is currently the Director of Strategic Services at FishNet Security.  His experience also includes being the owner of Goliath Security and the founder and CEO of ThirdPartyTrust.  He has developed the information security management programs for a number of Fortune 500 companies, and he is also a Certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and former PCI QSA.

December Chapter Meeting:

 Date: Thursday December 5, 2013

Time: 1:00-3:00pm

Location:  Washington University in St. Louis

Room:  Danforth University Center (DUC) Room 276

Parking: There is an underground parking garage next to the DUC

 The conference room will hold 90 people so please RSVP To Brian Allen at brianallen@wustl.edu. Details of the location are at the following link, or search for Danforth University Center on Google Maps: Campus Map Overview: www.wustl.edu/community/visitors/maps/

 Speaker: Charlie Miller, Security Engineer Twitter

Charlie Miller is currently on the Product Security Team at Twitter.  Previously, he had been a consultant at Accuvant Labs and Independent Security Evaluators. Before that, he spent 5 years at the NSA.  He was the first with a public remote exploit for both the iPhone and the G1 Android phone. He is a four time winner of the CanSecWest Pwn2Own hacking competition. He has hacked batteries, Second Life, and iOS codesigning. He has authored three information security books and holds a PhD from the University of Notre Dame.

 Topic Description:  Mobile Threats: Hype vs Reality: There is a lot of hype out there about attacks on mobile devices. It is enough to make you break out that old flip phone from 2005. In this talk, I will try to discern truth from reality. I will discuss how mobile operating systems defend themselves as well as give examples of mobile operating system exploits. I will clarify how easy (or hard) it is to write exploits and attack mobile devices, from the perspective of someone who has written exploits for most mobile platforms.


September Chapter Meeting:

 The InfraGard St. Louis Chapter would like to announce our next event will take place at the SecureWorld Expo in downtown St. Louis.  We have an excellent speaking duo from MasterCard who will talk about credit card fraud investigations. 

 This chapter meeting is open to anyone, and you do not have to pay to attend SecureWorld to participate.  As a bonus for InfraGard members, we will be able to stay for the SecureWorld Keynote speaker at 9:30am for free.  If you are interested in attending the full two day SecureWorld Expo, they are providing InfraGard members a $125 discount so the basic two day pass is only $160. Please use this discount code when you sign up: STL13INF

 Date: 9/11/13

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Location: SecureWorld Expo, America's Center Convention Complex

Topic: Credit Card Fraud Investigations


Joey Smith, Program Leader Fraud Investigations, MasterCard 

Eric Lawing, Program Leader Fraud Investigations, MasterCard 

 Topic Description: Have you ever incurred a fraudulent charge on your credit card? In this session MasterCard employees Joey Smith and Erick Lawing will detail the world of fraud investigations and how merchants, acquirers, issuers, and the card brands are working together to make payments more secure. We will also discuss what changes are happening in the security of payments industry.


Date: Thursday June 27, 2013
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location:  Washington University in St. Louis
Room:  Danforth University Center (DUC) Room 276
Parking: There is an underground parking garage next to the DUC

The conference room will hold 90 people so please RSVP To Brian Allen at brianallen@wustl.edu.

Details of the location are at the following link, or search for Danforth University Center on Google Maps:
Campus Map Overview: www.wustl.edu/community/visitors/maps/

Introductions, announcements, and InfraGard election news

Topic 1: The FBI and Credit Card Breaches Speaker 1: Special Agent Ashley Frazer

Topic 2: A cyber-security, defense-in-depth model built using lessons from US operations in Afghanistan Speaker 2: Maj. Joseph Meister, Detachment Commander, 239th Combat Communications Squadron, MO Air National Guard

Topic 3: WUSTL Alerts and the Emergency Communication System Speaker 3: Matt Arthur, Director of Incident Communications Solutions at Washington University

Topic 4: Incident Response and Tips on Building a CSIRT Speaker 4: Joe Malec, Senior Security Analyst - IS Risk Management at Edward Jones

Networking and refreshments provided by Working Security Inc.


How State Sponsored Hackers Use Your Social Network Profile

Date: Thursday March 28, 2013
Time: 2:00-4:00pm
Location: Washington University in St. Louis
Room: Danforth University Center (DUC) Room 276
Parking: There is an underground parking garage next to the DUC
The conference room will hold 90 people so please RSVP To Michael L. Holbrook at michael.l.holbrook@infragard.org

Speaker: Detective Brian Mize

Subject Matter: The exposure of your personal and professional information on the Internet presents a target rich environment for state sponsored hackers seeking to gain access to your computer network. This presentation will explore real-world examples of the creation and delivery of malware to your computer systems using intelligence gathered through information found on the World Wide Web. In addition, we will profile and categorize the various hacker groups and their motivations to better understand the adversaries working against us.


Date: Thursday December 6, 2012
Time: 2:30-4:30pm
Location: Washington University in St. Louis
Speaker: Assistant US Attorney, John Bodenhausen
Presentation Overview: Federal computer crime
Speaker: Det. Andrew P. Hrenak
Presentation Overview: Phone and Tablet Forensics


Date: Wednesday September 12, 2012
Time: 8:00-9:15am
Location: America's Center at the SecureWorld Expo
FBI Speaker: Special Agent Jane Marie Domboski from New Haven, CT.
Presentation Overview: A case study of the FBI Operation Adeona which took down the Coreflood botnet.


Date: Monday June 25, 2012
Time: 2:00-5:00
Location: Washington University in St. Louis

Speaker & Topic: Dave Chronister, Founder of Parameter Security, "Trojans: The Forgotten Enemy"
FBI Speaker & Topic: Agent Joe Papes will cover travel security


Date: March 12, 2012
Location: Edward Jones
Speaker: SSA Doug Dvorak, program manager for InfraGard,
Topic: Current issues and goals for InfraGard at the national level
Speaker: Steven Young, Motorola.
Topic: Current and future wireless network threats and vulnerabilities


December 12, 2011, Jerry W. Gamblin, Security Specialist, Missouri House of Representatives, "What We Can (and Should) Learn from LulzSec"; SA Bill Dorsey, Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordinator will cover WMD response and WMD issues for the St. Louis Region.


Date: September 8, 2011
Location: Washington University.
Speaker: Betsy Woudenberg, a former operations officer for the CIA and a recognized Intelligence Community expert
Topic: "Deconstructing Stuxnet"
Speaker: Brian Allen, Network Security Analyst at Washington University
Topic: Using the Passive Network Appliance (PNA) developed at Washington University


April 12, 2011, Task Force Officer Brian Mize discussed "Advanced Persistent Threat" (APT) - and how the FBI addresses this issue. An open round table discussion followed in addition to a brief overview of Infragard for our guests.


Dec 9, 2010, Cory Bys, Senior Information Security Administrator, First Services, L.P., spoke about several concepts to improve security controls. Tim Brooks, Chief Information Officer, St. Louis University, spoke about security for higher education.


Oct 28, 2010, Bill Reichmuth, Senior Director of Security for Centene Corporation spoke about Workplace Violence. Brian Mize, Detective, Chesterfield Police Department,spoke about the RCCEEG Cyber Task Force, their mission and capabilities.


Jul 23, 2010, Washington University. Brian Allen, Network Security Analyst, spoke about security tools, malware prevention, removal and reporting. FBI speaker Joe Papes spoke about economic espionage.


April 29, 2010, Hilton at the Ballpark, Downtown St. Louis. Joshua Brown, Senior VP, MIS, Fleishman Hillard, and SANS mentor spoke about Windows Security, data encryption, password policies, and protecting vital accounts.


Dec 3, 2009, Jefferson Barracks Theater. Rich Kreiger, Auditor with Anders, Minkler & Diehl LLP, CPAs & Consultants spoke about Corporate Fraud and their role as it relates to these incidents.

Supervisory Special Agent/Chief Security Officer Dennis Rice spoke on the topic of physical and information security.


Sept 3, 2009, St. Charles County Ambulance District. Johnny Amos, Fraud Investigator for Commerce Bank, spoke on the topic of bank robberies and related security measures. Special Agent David Rizi spoke about bank fraud and cyber threats.