Critical infrastructure is the backbone of our nation's economy, security and health. We know it as the power we use in our homes, the water we drink, the transportation that moves us, the communication systems we rely on, and the computer networks which connect us to each other.
VIRSIG's Special Operations Critical Infrastructure Team, is a field-deployable network operations group, qualified, trusted and experienced in the design, deployment and management of temporary resilient networks. Such networks make available to a client, field deployable surveillance (covert or open), access control and other IP networked and physical security features, increasing the client’s overall situational awareness at private, municipal, state or federal special events, or at short-term provisional locations.
The Special Operations Critical Infrastructure Team’s role is to assist in mitigating against an adversarial attack that may affect critical infrastructure and/or key resources (cyber or physical), or which may lead to an interruption in a client’s continuity of operations. The Team utilizes the best practices of enterprise risk management to minimize physical and cyber security exposures.
The Special Operations Critical Infrastructure Team was utilized for the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in the summer of 2014 and the New York City Marathon in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018. The team was also used for the First US Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
VIRSIG is represented to InfraGard by Shelomo Alfassa. InfraGard is a formal partnership between the FBI and the private sector, to facilitate sharing of important data and prevent attacks against the US infrastructure. The New York Metro alliance has regular meetings on a variety of topics, including information security, physical security, business continuity and more. Infragard member access is provided to those who have been through the FBI's vetting process.