Welcome to the InfraGard National Capital Region Members Alliance
InfraGard NCR 's mission is to improve and enhance
information sharing to protect the national capital region's critical infrastructure. Thank you for visiting our site -- we welcome you to learn more about our efforts and invite you to join us in one of the most pressing challenges facing our Nation.
Join InfraGardNCR today to forward the mission of protecting our critical infrastructure today and tomorrow and enhancing our collective resilience well into the future.
InfraGardNCR, in partnership with the FBI's Washington Field Office, founded the only real-time, cyber information sharing platform for the health care industry. Go to the "Chapter Initiatives" tab to learn more!
CYBER FINANCE WORKING GROUP
InfraGardNCR, in partnership with the FBI's Washington Field Office, created a peer-to-peer communication platform for information security professionals in the finance sector. Go to the "Chapter Initiatives" tab to learn more!
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InfraGard of the National Capital Region, also known as InfraGardNCR, coordinates monthly meetings on a broad spectrum of infrastructure-related issues and topics to develop the relationships and communication pathways necessary to thwart an attack against our region's critical infrastructure. Most meetings are open to the public, but there are some sessions that are restricted to members only. In addition to monthly meetings, the chapter has special events including tours of the FBI Academy and new member/networking sessions, as well as participates and/or supports a number of other programs and events throughout the year.
"lnfraGardNCR is a non-profit organization serving as a public-private partnership among U.S. businesses, individuals involved in the protection and resilience of U.S. critical infrastructures, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation."
Why We Want to Engage You
Approximately 80% – 90% of our Nation’s critical infrastructure is privately owned. Protecting these assets cannot be accomplished by the federal government alone. It requires coordinated action from numerous stakeholders – including government, the private sector, law enforcement, academia and concerned citizens.
InfraGard serves as a critical link that connects owners and operators with the entities that strive to protect their assets. It is a basic tenet of InfraGard that the more people sharing information about physical and cyber threats and vulnerabilities, as well as best security practices, the greater our chances of thwarting an attack and securing our Nation.
Please review our website to learn more about our mission, our area of responsibility, what our members are tasked with protecting, and how you can get involved.
FBI Director Wray on combating the cyber threat -"the need for a public-private sector partnership is higher than in any other area"
Critical Infrastructure Sectors
The Nation's critical infrastructure provides the essential services that underpin American society. Proactive and coordinated efforts are necessary to strengthen and maintain secure, functioning, and resilient critical infrastructure – including physical and cyber assets, networks, and systems – that are vital to public confidence and the Nation's safety, prosperity, and well-being. To protect this resource, Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 21 on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience advances a national unity of effort to strengthen and maintain secure, functioning, and resilient critical infrastructure. The directive identifies the primary critical infrastructure sectors and identifies a sector-specific agency to lead protection efforts. In our chapter, the 4 sectors highlighted below make up about 75% of our membership. Learn more about each of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors, by navigating to our "Critical Infrastructure" page.
InfraGardNCR shares information in several ways:
Programs (both in-person and virtual) for our private sector members and our FBI & government counterparts;
Weekly e-newsletter with relevant infrastructure news and summaries of information located on InfraGard's secure portal;
Cyber working groups (listservers for real-time, peer-to-peer exchange of IT/cyber best practices, IOCs, and problem solving) for several specific groups;
National Sector Security and Resilience Program;
Social media presence through Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
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