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ESA, ASIS and SIA partner with InfraGard in support of national security

ESA, ASIS and SIA partner with InfraGard in support of national security Andrew Lanning leads security industry in fortifying the public-private partnership with the FBI

ESA, ASIS and SIA partner with InfraGard in support of national security

WASHINGTON—The Electronic Security Association (ESA), ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) recently announced a Memorandum of Understanding with The InfraGard National Members Alliance (INMA) in support of the InfraGard Electronic Security Industry Cross Sector Council (ESI-CSC).

The INMA leads the private sector side of the InfraGard public-private partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and is comprised of professionals in critical infrastructure protection, national and homeland security. The InfraGard ESI-CSC is focused on enhanced knowledge sharing across the full spectrum of critical infrastructure supply chain businesses that the electronic security industry professionals service on a constant basis. INMA is excited to welcome patriotic electronic security industry professionals to assist the ESI-CSC in achieving its goals, furthering the InfraGard mission of protecting our nation's critical infrastructure.

Integrated Security Technologies Co-Founder Andrew Lanning, who is also chairman of the InfraGard ESI-CSC, told Security Systems News, “The InfraGard Electronic Security Industry Cross Sector Council was conceived as a national security resource for the creation and dissemination of downstream (Tier 2 through n) cross-sector supply chain security and vulnerability information.”

Lanning continued, “The security industry has a unique opportunity to collaborate with our national security partner agencies in an effort to identify acute vulnerabilities and bolster resilience across the spectrum of supply chain clients that we service on a daily basis. Our federal partners simply don’t have the relationships, or the resources to engage with the entirety of the supply chains across all 16 sectors. Fortunately, our industry is already working with all of these companies and has the relationships to add value to the national supply chain security effort.”

As a partnership between the FBI and members of the private sector for the protection of U.S. critical infrastructure, InfraGard connects owners and operators within critical infrastructure to the FBI, to provide education, information sharing, networking, and workshops on emerging technologies and threats.

InfraGard’s vetted membership includes: business executives, entrepreneurs, lawyers, security personnel, military and government officials, information technology (IT) professionals, academia and state and local law enforcement—all dedicated to contributing industry-specific insight and advancing national security.

For more information on InfraGard, click here.


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