via The Tennessean
More than 70 strategic business partners from corporations throughout the Southeast gathered on Wednesday at the headquarters of the Franklin Police Department as part of the FBI’s InfraGard program to discuss threats to, as well as ways to protect, the nation’s critical infrastructure.
The group includes government investigative and law enforcement representatives along with business leaders from industries that represent critical infrastructure such as transportation, energy, water, etc.
According to a press release from meeting host David Rahinsky, Franklin’s interim police chief, more than 80% of the critical infrastructure in the United States is owned by the private sector.
“Being the host location for today’s event was an honor,” Rahinsky said. “It lends to the fact that the security of our nation truly begins right here at home.”