2017 BoD Election - A Message From Our VP & Election Chair

posted Aug 14, 2017, 9:37 AM by N M   [ updated Aug 14, 2017, 9:38 AM ]

Dear InfraGard Maryland Member,

The InfraGard Maryland Members Alliance (IMMA) is seeking passionate people to join the Board of Directors!

Four Board positions are available, each requiring a two-year commitment.

Our success is based on your participation! This is your opportunity to make a difference.

If you're interested in running for the Board, please submit a brief bio and explanation (five hundred words or less) as to why you'd like to serve NO LATER THAN 09/05/2017, 10 PM EST, to Doug Rike, IMMA Vice President and Election Chair: vp@infragardmd.org with the subject line "InfraGard Election."

Note, you must be a current member of our Chapter and willing to serve for two years. You will also be required to have your employer sign a release form stating that your employer will support your new Board related duties.

If you choose to run, you'll be invited to speak at the 09/19/2017 Annual Dinner. The online voting process will begin following the dinner and run until 10/04/2017, 10 PM EST.

Thank you,

Doug Rike
IMMA Vice President and Election Chair

Event 7/26/2017 - Insider Threat: Cyber Security for Business Travelers

posted Jul 17, 2017, 4:54 PM by Infragard MD   [ updated Jul 17, 2017, 4:54 PM ]

The Maryland Chapter invites you to the IMMA's Insider Threat SIG's summer meeting:

Security for Business / Our Tools Betray Us

July 26


Hanover, MD

for more information and to register, go to: https://immainsidersigsummer17.eventbrite.com

This meeting is open to members and non-members.

The presentation includes insightful video segments and attendee participation about how our tools and social media betray and endanger our business and our business travelers. This presentation will use recorded actual events to portray the dangers of using today's technology and social media to support our businesses. 

We will also discuss the actions we can take to make us safer. Join Mr. R.C. Smith as he facilitates this discussion on how our tools betray us.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Event 6/29/17 - Cyber Security Summit: D.C. Metro

posted Jun 25, 2017, 8:32 PM by Infragard MD   [ updated Jun 25, 2017, 8:33 PM ]


The annual D.C. Metro Cyber Security Summit connects C-Suite & Senior Executives responsible for protecting their companies’ critical infrastructures with innovative solution providers and renowned information security experts. Admission gives you access to all Interactive Panels, Round Tables Discussions, Catered Breakfast, Lunch & Cocktail Reception.

* Additionally, there will be a hiring event for experienced and Security-Cleared industry professionals happening simultaneously on the floor below. This event is free. Details visit TechExpoUSA.com.

Event 6/9/17 - Delaware InfraGard - Protecting Your Cyber Assets

posted Jun 6, 2017, 5:45 PM by Infragard MD   [ updated Jun 6, 2017, 6:13 PM ]

The Delaware InfraGard Members Alliance presents: Protecting Your Cyber Assets

(This meeting is open to all with registration), RSVP at https://idmajune2017.eventbrite.com

Agenda: (Light refreshments will be served)

8:00 am Registration & Networking
8:45 am InfraGard Announcements
9:00 am The Latest ICS Threats
10:00 am Credential Theft as a Primary Attack Vector
11:00 am Security for Business Travelers
Noon: End of Program

Presentation Details:

The Latest ICS Threats
An overview of the latest ICS (Industrial Control System) threat intelligence. Detail Operation BugDrop, a cyber-surveillance operation leveraging DropBox that used PC microphones to "bug" critical infrastructure, scientific research, and media organizations in the Ukraine. Review Information learned about the evolution of industrial malware like BlackEnergy3 and KillDisk. Describe IIoT botnets operated by criminal gangs to deliver DDoS-as-Service. And discuss recently-announced zero-day vulnerabilities in widely-used industrial devices.

Phil Neray is currently the VP of Industrial Cybersecurity at CyberX. Phil began his career as a Schlumberger engineer on oil rigs in South America and as an engineer with Hydro-Quebec. He has a BSEE from McGill University, is certified in cloud security (CCSK), and has a Black Belt in American Jiu-Jitsu. Prior to CyberX, Phil held executive roles at enterprise security leaders including IBM Security/Q1 Labs, Guardium, Veracode, and Symantec.

Credential Theft as a Primary Attack Vector – Detect and Respond to Privileged and Service Account Attacks
Privileged accounts have been at the center of each recent high-profile attack. Moreover, attackers are leveraging Privileged credentials as their entry point to high value systems within the network. This session will explain how hackers that successfully exploit these credentials are able to gain a privileged foothold, allowing them unfettered access to elevate privileges and move about the network freely without detection. With a solid understanding of this well-used method of attack, attendees will learn how to properly secure and manage these powerful credentials. We will discuss growing trends in regards to attacks and what Security Leaders are doing to protect their organizations from these advanced attacks. And walk through a typical attack that utilizes privileged accounts and how passwords can be exploited to break down the front door.

The session will touch on the growth and prevalence of privileged credentials. We will discuss how to securely store and manage credentials and how to reduce the attack surface, specifically attack surfaces favored by insiders and outsiders with insider credentials. We will also discuss detecting credential harvesting and blocking future attempts. All while maintaining governance and compliance standards.

Nick Dulavitz is a national director of engineering at CyberArk. He assumed the role in 2016 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Dulavitz joined CyberArk in 2013 coming from Sophos where he held a variety security focused positions specializing in encryption technologies. Since joining CyberArk he has focused primarily on how privilege is leveraged by attackers to accomplish their goals and the most effective ways to mitigate such techniques.

Security for Business Travelers - Our Tools Betray Us
We will watch several insightful videos and participate in related discussions about how our tools and social media betray and endanger our business and our business travelers. This presentation will use recorded actual events to portray the dangers of using today's technology and social media to support our businesses. We will also discuss the actions we can take to make us safer.

Mr. R. C. Smith is a professional security specialist with over 40 years of hands on experience in many aspects of security and intelligence. He has served in a wide variety of roles including program, personnel, physical and information security/assurance, OPSEC, Security Awareness/Security Education and counterintelligence. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Maryland InfraGard for two years, serves as the Programs Chief and Chairs the Insider Threat Special Interest Group. He has supported the National Classification Management Society as their technical advisor for the Education and Training Committee and has served on the board of the Industrial Security Awareness Council of Central Maryland. He serves as Sponsor Coordinator for the highly successful FBI Outreach program, Intelligence and Law Enforcement Training Seminar or INLETS. R.C. Smith was a recipient of the 2017 Governor’s Crime Prevention Award.

For more information about the Delaware InfraGard, go to: www.infragard.org

Seminar 6/19/17-6/23/17 - 7th annual Mid-Atlantic INLETS: Violent Crimes & Terrorism Trends

posted May 6, 2017, 5:54 PM by Infragard MD   [ updated May 6, 2017, 5:54 PM ]

Keynote presenter Mark 'Oz' Geist from 13 Hours of Benghazi leads a cadre of presenters from NYPD, LAPD, and FBI profilers with subject matter experts. A look at stalking, workplace violence, ISIS in America, with interactive programs including social media monitoring, Drones, and Cell phone exploitation.

For law enforcement, InfraGard, ASIS, and DSAC members.

RSVP at https://7thannualmidatlanticinlets.eventbrite.com

Event 6/8/17 - Beyond Gates, Guards, and Guns: Surveillance and Threat Detection

posted May 3, 2017, 9:58 PM by Infragard MD   [ updated May 6, 2017, 5:56 PM ]

A closer look at the use of surveillance and other proactive measures to reduce the susceptibility of an attack.

Join us for this afternoon session.

Date: 6/8/2017 Thu
Time: 2:00 PM

FSK Auditorium
St. John’s College, Annapolis

Open to InfraGard members and non-members.

Drinks and refreshments will be served.

Event 5/25/17 - Active Shooter: Lessons from Police to the Private Sector

posted May 3, 2017, 9:55 PM by Infragard MD   [ updated May 6, 2017, 6:00 PM ]

This program will focus on issues of active shooter and lesson learned from police and the private sector. From lessons learned at the shootings at the Mall in Columbia, to issues that pertain to the private and/or corporate sector itself, there is an opportunity to learn how to improve.

There will also be an introduction to the “Stop the Bleed” program, with instruction on applying tourniquets for mass casualty incidents.

Date: 5/25/2017 Thu
Time: 2:00 PM

The Conversation Room, Mellon Hall
St. John’s College, Annapolis

Open to InfraGard members and non-members.

Drinks and refreshments will be served.

Event 4/25/17: Maryland Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources

posted Mar 8, 2017, 6:35 PM by Infragard MD   [ updated Apr 4, 2017, 9:54 PM ]

The Critical Infrastructure and Key Resource Program of

The Maryland Coordination & Analysis Center

April 25, 2017

For InfraGard members ONLY. 
RSVP at https://immaphysicalthreatsigspring2017.eventbrite.com

Fred Ferrer, program manager for CI/KR at the MCAC, will provide an overview of how state government is working together to help in the protection and resiliency of Maryland CI/KR. This activity goes across the disaster scale from protection, prevention and mitigation (more of MCAC’s left-of-the-boom work) to how we might respond (which starts getting into MEMA’s role).

Additional guests include the Governor’s Office for Homeland Security; MEMA and MCAC as well as other county and municipality elements.

  • Networking/Sign-In
  • Welcome
  • Brief MCAC Overview—Overview of Preparation/Response
  • Overview of MCAC CIP Branch Responsibilities and Efforts
  • Overview of MEMA CIP/Special Event Efforts
  • Public-Private Collaboration
  • Walk-through of New MCAC Spaces
  • Wrap-Up/Networking
Due to the access to the state facility, this meeting will be for InfraGard members only.

Event 3/8/2017: FBI Film - Made In America and Export Control

posted Feb 4, 2017, 7:56 PM by Infragard MD   [ updated Apr 4, 2017, 9:55 PM ]

Made In America, the latest movie in the FBI's investigative series reveals the vulnerabilities to American industries through lack of export control.  Open to members and non-members, especially those in industry, manufacturing, and cleared defense contractors, this afternoon program includes the screening of the film and a moderated conversation with the FBI.

Movie-style snacks provided. For more information: https://immafbimadeinamericamarch.eventbrite.com  

We look forward to seeing you and please forward to colleagues and others you deem appropriate.

Seminar 3/2/2017 - Human Trafficking: Investigations & the Innocent

posted Feb 4, 2017, 7:35 PM by Infragard MD   [ updated Feb 4, 2017, 8:13 PM ]

Open to members and non-members, this one-day seminar is led by the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force with key note presenter, Jen Spry.  It will provide information on the impact in the region, case studies, and​ resources on combating this pandemic crime. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack included

For more information:  https://immahumantrafficking2017.eventbrite.com

We look forward to seeing you and please forward to colleagues and others you deem appropriate.

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