InfraGard® West Virginia Members Alliance

FBI partnership for critical infrastructure protection in West Virginia

Membership

Our vetted membership is comprised of individuals that represent organizations spanning private business, academic institutions, state and federal agencies and more.

Non-Profit Organization

InfraGard® West Virginia Members Alliance (IWVMA) is a 501(3)(c) comprised of all InfraGard® members in the state of West Virginia.

Privileged Information

Resources provided by the US intelligence community and presentations by subject matter experts providing relevant information in all critical sectors.

I Did What I Believed Was Right

Presented by: Bill Gardner

The next IWVMA member event this year will be a GoToMeeting webinar at 5:00 pm Wednesday, April 14, 2021, offered by Bill Gardner, titled "I Did What I Believed was Right." This meeting should be of significant interest to anyone in the information technology or cybersecurity critical infrastructure. Please help get the word out! Registration closes by noon on April 14.

Our knowledge of online activists or hacktivists is growing, but it is still far from complete. The reasons why some of these individuals violate computer laws or how they justify their behavior remains elusive, yet one particular framework that lends itself to understanding a hacker or hacktivist's belief system is Sykes and Matza's (1957) neutralization theory. The present study involved a content analysis of publicly available commentary found online and made by participants in Anonymous operations against United States targets from 2008-2013.

For more details and to register for the event, click this link.

Past Events

  • March 10th, 2021 - Safeguarding the Bioeconomy - Edward You
  • January 27th, 2021 - Greg Carden Presents: Introduction to CISA
  • November 18, 2020 - Machine Learning for SQL Injection Attack Detection by Tony Leonard
  • April 28th 2020 - Social Engineering in Non-Linear Warfare by Bill Garner
  • March 30th 2020 - FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Facility Tour
  • Feburary 26th, 2020 - Introduction to InfraGard® 2020 by Phil Loftis

FBI Videos

These videos have been produced by the FBI. IWVMA is providing links to these videos to facilitate IWVMA member education. IWVMA does not represent the FBI and does not take responsibility for the video content.

The Nevernight Connection
Produced by the FBI and inspired by true events (i.e., the espionage investigation and prosecution offormer CIA officer Kevin Mallory), The Nevernight Connection (26 minutes in length) details the fictional account of a former U.S. Intelligence Community official who was targeted by a foreign intelligence service via a fake profile on a professional networking site and recruited to turn over classified information.

The Company Man - Protecting America's Secrets
Produced by the FBI, The Company Man: Protecting America's Secrets (36 minutes in length) is based on an FBI economic espionage and theft of trade secrets investigation which involved the Pittsburgh Corning company. The successful investigation ended with the conviction of two People's Republic of China (PRC) subjects, who tried to buy trade secrets from a confidential human source (CHS) at Pittsburgh Corning; Pittsburgh Corning cooperated fully with the FBI.

Game of Pawns - The Glenn Duffie Shriver Story
Produced by the FBI, Game of Pawns (28 minutes in length) is based on the true story of Michigan college student Glenn Duffie Shriver, who was recruited by a Chinese intelligence service to spy on the U.S. Facing a potential 10-year sentence, Shriver pled guilty to one-count of conspiracy to provide national defense information (NDI) to intelligence officers of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and was sentenced to four years in prison.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

InfraGard® West Virginia Members Alliance Executive Committee

Rob Yandow

President

MacKenzie Monarko

FBI Coordinator

Mark D. Combs

Vice President

Phil Loftis

Secretary

Brian Sloan

Treasurer

Brad Young

Executive Committee Member

Bill Gardner

Executive Committee Member

Dr. Nancy Landreville

Cyber Camp and Fundraising Coordinator

Gina Houser

Social Media Manager

Rex Crouser

Webmaster

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