InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and members of the private sector for the protection of US Critical Infrastructure. It is an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.
The San Francisco InfraGard Chapter is one of 86 chapters in the FBI InfraGard network and a member of the InfraGard Members Alliance. Activities of the San Francisco InfraGard Chapter are administered by the InfraGard San Francisco Bay Area Members Alliance, a California, public benefit, 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation managed by an elected Board of Directors.
Our chapter serves more than 1,200 security professionals in various critical infrastructure sectors including Information Technology, Healthcare, Financial Services across the San Francisco Bay Area. Small businesses to multinational enterprises benefit from our vast network of information sharing as well as support from private, local, state, and federal organizations.
Our chapter works closely with the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC) on intelligence sharing and various projects.
Facilitate: To facilitate the sharing of information and best practices among members.
Communicate: To enable proactive and reliable omnidirectional communications on critical infrastructure protection between the Bay Area industry and government.
Educate: To provide a program of activities (meetings, conferences, seminars) for our members and other public and private sector partners that will foster education, information gathering and dissemination, and the development of analytical products.
THE ROLE OF THE FBI
1) Gathering information and distributing it to InfraGard members.
2) Educating the public and members on critical infrastructure protection issues.
3) Disseminating information through the InfraGard network.
4) Producing valuable analytical products on information received through the InfraGard network.
5) Opening the doors of communication between government and private sector members.