Office of Private Sector
FBI Director James B. Comey addresses members of the CSO Center for Leadership & Development on the significance of private sector collaboration with regard to cyber security and the FBI’s strategy for combating cybercrime at the Annual ASIS International 62nd Seminar and Exhibits in Orlando, Florida, on September 12, 2016.
The Office of Private Sector (OPS) was established in 2014 in order to provide an organized, coordinated, and horizontal approach to how the FBI engages with the private sector. It serves as the entity within the FBI that has a 360 degree understanding of the FBI’s engagement with the private sector—enterprise-wide. It allows for one “FBI voice” and connects private industry with who they need to connect with—whatever the concern.
Among other activities, OPS works to enhance the FBI's understanding of the private sector's risks and needs, increases collaboration and information-sharing between the Bureau and the private sector, and mitigates threats through longstanding, mutually beneficial partnerships between the private sector and the FBI.
DSAC is a strategic partnership that enhances timely communication and effective exchange of security and intelligence information between the federal government and the private sector. DSAC currently includes over 400 member companies, representing almost every critical sector and more than 50 unique business industries. DSAC Website | Fact Sheet
InfraGard is partnership between the FBI and members of the private sector. The InfraGard program provides a vehicle for seamless public-private collaboration with government that expedites the timely exchange of information and promotes mutual learning opportunities relevant to the protection of critical infrastructure. InfraGard has 84 chapters with more than 50,000 members, each dedicated to contributing industry-specific insight and advancing national security. InfraGard Website | Fact Sheet