About Us

Beryllium InfoSec Collaborative

Beryllium LLC, dba Beryllium InfoSec Collaborative, is an information security and cybersecurity company located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a small business owned by veterans, we apply our experience and expertise in security and system architecture across industry & government.

We are National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) experts who understand the importance of making cybersecurity foundational to every organization. NIST’s mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life. At Beryllium, we believe securing our Nation makes a safer Nation.

We spend the majority of our time with the small businesses within the Defense Industrial Base (DIB), which makes-up the backbone of the Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain, and where our Nation's best innovation for our defense system originates. We use a unique approach of strategic collaboration, education, and a holistic approach to helping contractors protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive data, such as Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and Covered Defense Information (CDI).

Our expertise in the NIST information security & cybersecurity guidance allows us to build affordable, practical, and secure solutions for any organization, regardless of size.
Our team's credentials and experience include:
Recognized by the CMMC Accreditation Body (AB) as a Registered Provider Organization (RPO)
Registered Practitioners (RP) - recognized by the CMMC-AB
NIST SP 800-171, NIST SP 800-172
NIST SP 800-53
DFARS 252.204-7012, DFARS 252.204-7019, DFARS 252.204-7020, DFARS 252.204-7021
FAR 52.204-21
Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Readiness
Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS) and Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment (PIEE)
(ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP)
Certified Expert Independent Assessors
CompTIA Network +
CompTIA Security +
CompTIA A +
CMMC registered organization logosDFARS certificationsNIST logoCybersecurity certification badges

Meet Our Leadership Team

Jon Anderson
Jon Anderson
Chief Executive Officer
Jon's success stems from his ability to build innovative strategies that meet market demands and provide best-in-class customer responsiveness.
Heather Engel
Heather Engel
Director of Strategic Security
Heather has 20+ years of cybersecurity and compliance experience with DoD and supporting the DIB. Heather holds industry certifications including CISSP, CISM and CISA, and is a recognized subject matter expert in NIST frameworks, FAR & DFARS cyber security requirements, FedRAMP, and more.
Derek White
Derek White
Director of Business Development
Derek’s success comes from his customer first mentality, utilizing collaboration between security and technology, to create positive outcomes & compliant solutions.
Eric Power
Eric Power
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Eric’s experience solving complex customer issues through collaboration and effectively communicating with every level of an organization.
Kevin Keane
Kevin Keane
Vice President & General Counsel
Kevin is a cybersecurity attorney and tech-startup investor. Kevin brings his deep-rooted expertise in cyberlaw and privacy; franchising and licensing to Beryllium.
Brooke Johnsen
Brooke Johnsen
Director of Security Operations
Brooke is a service-disabled United States Marine Corps veteran with extensive business, program, and project management.
David Confeld
David Confeld
Vice President of Tech Ops
David, an IT veteran, approaches new technologies through the lens of how it improves security, intended functions, and making the work of the end individual easier.

Cybersecurity & Compliance Advisors

Amanda Gorski
Ms. Amanda Gorski is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps intelligence community with a unique skill set developed over nearly 20 years of supporting the Department of Defense and Intelligence Agencies. Ms. Gorski has provided expert-level personnel security and cybersecurity guidance to multiple organizations, including Raytheon, General Dynamics, and Agile IT Synergy. Ms. Gorski graduated Summa Cum Laude from Strayer University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems & Cybersecurity Management.
Paul Netopski
Paul has served in various cybersecurity and information technology roles in the space and defense industry for over 20 years. Paul served in the United States Navy for 6 years as an electronics technician with duties overlapping electronics, information technology and cybersecurity. Later, he worked for the United States Air Force as a contractor focusing on Information Systems Security for critical mission systems. He then moved on to a position at MIT as an Information Security Representative and then an Information Systems Security Manager & Director of Information Services, Embedded Systems for the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory. He is respected for his high level of strategic thinking and is knowledgeable in many disciplines including cyber, electronics, IT, contracts, R&D, and engineering. Paul is also the President of Critical Prism Defense.

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