Scott C. Algeier, Founder, President and CEO
Conrad, Inc. was established in 2005 by Scott Algeier, a recognized homeland security thought leader who regularly speaks at cybersecurity conferences within the U.S. and overseas. Scott has 20 years of experience in the field.
In addition to leading Conrad, Inc., Scott serves as the Executive Director of both the Information Technology-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC) and the Industry Consortium for Advancement of Security on the Internet (ICASI), responsible for the daily management and strategic development of both organizations. As such, Scott has detailed knowledge and experience in enterprise and product security issues, both from a policy and operational perspective.
Scott helped to establish and serves as the Treasurer of the IT Sector Coordinating Council and is a member of the Executive Committee of the DHS ICT Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force. In addition, he served several years as the Vice Chair of the National Council of ISACs. He also was Chair of the IT Risk Assessment Working Group which developed the IT Sector Baseline Risk Assessment. In 2009, this assessment developed a “critical functions” based approach to risk management. This approach is now being adopted by DHS to identify and manage national risks to national level critical functions.
Scott earned a Master's Degree in International Relations and European Studies from the University of Kent, Canterbury's London Centre of International Relations, and is an honors graduate of Gettysburg College.
Jonathan Braley, Cybersecurity Operations Coordinator
Jonathan is primarily responsible for identifying, researching, and sharing cyber threat information and analysis with clients. As part of his work in support of the IT-ISAC, Jonathan coordinates cybersecurity operations and develops daily and weekly threat reports, facilitates sharing among members, and leads the weekly Technical Committee meetings. Jonathan also produces out of cycle threat and analytical reports during incidents such as the destructive Petya, and SamSam attacks. In this role, Jonathan links analysts and incident responders from across the IT-ISAC’s global membership. Jonathan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Liberty University, where he received a degree in Information Technology: Data Networking and Security.
Vivian Smith, Program Coordinator
Vivian is primarily focused on client success by providing them program management and administrative support. She supports the FIRST Special Interest Groups and the FIRST Training and Education program. This work focuses on improving the vulnerability management process, developing frameworks for building computer and product incident response capacity and capabilities, and collecting and cataloguing various effective practices in the incident response community. In this role, she engages directly with incident response professionals from across the globe. Vivian is a College of William and Mary alumna, from where she received a BA in International Relations with a Minor in Hispanic Studies.
Julia Dols, Client Engagement and Programs Coordinator
Julia is responsible for attending to the daily needs of the IT-ISAC and other clients. She serves as a liaison between IT-ISAC operations and its membership, and is the main point of contact for the membership, ensuring needs are met and they are aware of the full offerings available to them. Additionally, she assists with the production of white papers and other projects within the IT-ISAC Special Interest Groups (SIGs), such as the Insider Threat, Food & Agriculture and Elections Industry SIGs. Julia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from James Madison University, and while studying abroad in London for a semester earned a minor in International Communications and Media.
Briana Florez, Communications Assistant
Briana provides marketing and communications support to Conrad, Inc. and our customers. She assists in the development and implementation of successful communications strategies for Conrad, Inc. and our clients that showcase customer success stories and inform clients of upcoming events and activities. She is responsible for promoting content through the IT-ISAC LinkedIn page and other social media platforms, and producing a blog and podcast initiative for the IT-ISAC. She also works with Conrad, Inc. clients and partners to identify and promote opportunities to enhance collaboration and leverage resources to achieve common communications goals. Briana attended the University of Mississippi where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Political Science.