SC Infragard IT Sector Meeting
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Please join your fellow Infragard members at an IT Sector meeting being held on August 18 from 1-4pm at McEntire JAFB.

When: August 18, 2017
1-4 PM
Where: McEntire Joint Air Force Base
1325 S. Carolina Rd
Eastover, South Carolina  29044
United States
Contact: Thomas Scott

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How a cyberattack can bring down your department - and what you can do to identify, respond, recover


Imagine if your agency’s CAD was hacked and unusable for hours or days. How would your agency function? What if your entire communications network went down? What would you do if your agency was a victim of ransomware?


Why should public safety officials care about cybersecurity? Isn’t it something for IT to figure out? The answer is no. Cybersecurity and cyber threats impact all first responders and it’s important to understand the basics of cybersecurity and the impacts of cyber threats so you can effectively respond and eventually recover.


This webinar will focus on public safety cybersecurity and information protection from a strategic and management perspective rather than strictly a technology perspective. The cybersecurity threat to public safety is real and growing, and the scope of your cybersecurity approach should cover a broad set of public safety technologies including 911, CAD/RMS, radio and broadband communications, public safety data networks, devices like smartphones and public safety information such as personal/victim data (fire and police), public safety personnel data, and evidence. 

Reducing cybersecurity risk requires a comprehensive approach spearheaded by agency leadership vs. delegating all responsibility to IT personnel. Effective agency governance, planning, policies and training is critical.



Instuctor's Biography 





M.K. Palmore, CISSP, is a Senior Federal Law Enforcement Executive with strong leadership and mentoring skills responsible for cybersecurity, risk management and strategic-vision creation and implementation. His skilled competencies and areas of excellence include Cybersecurity, Enterprise Risk Management, Governance & Compliance, Information Security Program Development, Digital Forensics, InfoSec Incident Response & Management, Physical Security, Executive-Protection, Crisis Response & Management, Business Continuity and Disaster Response Planning. 







Please plan on arriving at McEntire Air National Base, 1325 S. Carolina Rd, Eastover, SC.  between 1215 and 1245 to ensure security processing at the gate. If you are coming from downtown Columbia or I-77, take Garner's Ferry Road and head east for about 10 miles.  You will see a F16 Fighter Jet at the front entrance on static display. 


Turn into the base and approach the gate.  Security Force personnel will ask to see your driver's license to confirm your name.  Then, they will direct you to the first building on the right.  Personnel attending who do not have a CAC (GOVT ID), or an Officer ID (FED/State/City/County) will need to provide their name, driver's license number, and State issued as part of registration.  This will ensure security personnel can check your ID against a list provided prior to the event.