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In this episode of The Gate 15 Interview, Andy Jabbour welcomes back Scott Algeier to discuss the work he’s doing with IT-ISAC and the Elections Industry Special Interest Group to help ensure, safe, secure, and reliable elections. Scott Algeier, who was on the Gate 15 interview earlier this year, is the Founder, President and CEO of Conrad, Inc. Cybersecurity Consulting. “Scott C. Algeier works at the intersection of cybersecurity policy and operations. He is the Founder, President and CEO of cybersecurity consulting firm Conrad, Inc., Executive Director of the Information Technology – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC). Conrad, Inc. provides strategic policy and business consulting services to businesses and not for profit organizations focused on cyber security and critical infrastructure protection (CIP). Scott engages senior level policy makers in industry and government, domestically and internationally, on behalf of his clients. This includes direct engagement in the development of the nation’s most significant domestic cybersecurity and CIP policies and operational plans.” From his LinkedIn bio. To learn more about Conrad, Inc, visit the Conrad website and connect on Twitter and you can follow and learn more about Scott on LinkedIn.
In the discussion we address:
What the IT-ISAC and the Elections Industry Special Interest Group (EI-SIG) are doing to help ensure safe, secure, and reliable elections.
Who is involved in the SIG.
The SIG’s mission, including Learning from Coordinated Sharing, Planning for Major Attacks or Incidents, and Enhancing Cybersecurity Protections.
The EI-SIG’s industry framework for a coordinated vulnerability disclosure program.
Scott returns to play three (more!) questions.
A few references mentioned in or relevant to our discussion include:
Conrad website: https://www.conradinc.biz
The IT-ISAC You Tube Channel with the Advancements TV segment IT-ISAC: https://www.youtube.com/itisac
Elections Industry Special Interest Group (SIG): https://www.it-isac.org/ei-sig
The Gate 15 Interview: Scott Algeier on information sharing, critical infrastructure, cybersecurity & more! https://gate15.global/the-gate-15-interview-scott-algeier-on-information-sharing-critical-infrastructure-cybersecurity-more/
IT-ISAC Partners with Elections Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Council to Launch Threat Information-Sharing Group, 08 Aug 2018: https://130760d6-684a-52ca-5172-0ea1f4aeebc3.filesusr.com/ugd/b8fa6c_765f03ef0e584e7ca6819b41b7d16847.pdf
FireWall Chats Episode 10, Pt. 1 - EI-SIG Members Eric Coomer, Sam Derheimer, and Brian Hancock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqk-EiT5qZA&t=303s
FireWall Chats Episode 10, Pt. 2 - EI-SIG Members Keir Holeman, Ed Smith, and Chris Wlaschin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpSZTX8cEWY
IT-ISAC EI-SIG Two Years Of Progress White Paper, August 2020 (PDF): https://130760d6-684a-52ca-5172-0ea1f4aeebc3.filesusr.com/ugd/b8fa6c_1633ac012a1148eca2bf9dbaf3c965e9.pdf
If anyone has any questions on some of the work being doing by the FBI, CISA and others to help secure elections, or about some of the recent open source reporting regarding threats, please contact our team and we can provide a number of links.
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