On Friday, January 26, 2024, UA Little Rock hosted the quarterly meeting of InfraGard Arkansas Members Alliance (IAMA) in the EIT auditorium to discuss the topics of physical and cyber security. InfraGard is a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) program that aims to promote information sharing, workshops on emerging technologies and threats, and analysis efforts between the FBI and the public as well as private sectors.
During the meeting, several field experts presented engaging subject matter which stimulated active discussion from the audience. The well-attended meeting served as a forum to attain a better understanding of current topics affecting the cyber world, including the following:
- Dark Web
- Cyber and Physical Security Convergence
- Auxiliary Communications for the Eclipse Event
- Developing Socio-Computational Approaches to Mitigate Socio-Cognitive Security
- Small Business vs. Large Business
The Arkansas InfraGard Members Alliance has developed an association of businesses, academic, state, and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts to our nation’s infrastructure.
Dr. Veysel Erdag, UA Little Rock’s Chief Information Security Officer, is the President of the Infragard Arkansas Members Alliance (IAMA) chapter.