Charter and Mission Statement
The InfraGard Vermont Members Alliance (IVMA) chapter comprises working professionals and others interested in the field of information security and infrastructure protection in the state of Vermont. The group is committed to acting as a communications coordination facilitator and information resource within the state. We are organized within the charter of the InfraGard National Members Alliance (INMA) in cooperation with the FBI and participate with more than 80 other InfraGard Members Alliance chapters throughout the U.S. Our goal is to facilitate communication and share expertise amongst our peers.
The Vermont InfraGard chapter comprises individuals throughout Vermont that are involved in information security and infrastructure protection. Members come from all types of organizations and industries, including K-12 and higher education, health care, financial services, law enforcement (local, state, and federal), and government. The chapter is recognized by the national InfraGard organization and subscribes to the organization's code of ethics. This chapter originated as, and continues to be, an organization and resource for the Vermont information security community and affiliated with the Vermont Information Technology Center, although our scope includes all critical infrastructures. InfraGard was originally started as a program by the FBI per Presidential Decision Directive 63 (PDD 63): "The Clinton Administration's Policy on Critical Infrastructure Protection" (May 1998), later reinforced by Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7 (HSPD-7): "Critical Infrastructure Identification, Prioritization, and Protection" (December 17, 2003).
Our chapter maintains a general discussion list for Vermont InfraGard chapter members. To subscribe to this list, send e-mail to Joshua Silman.
The chapter also maintains a discussion list that is only available to official, vetted InfraGard members.