Beryllium InfoSec Collaborative ("Beryllium" for short), is an information security and cyber security company located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a small business owned by veterans, Beryllium has 40-plus years of industry experience across industry & government. We are National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) information security experts, who know the balance of security needs and operational requirements. NIST provides the definitive compilation of guidelines that all other standards are derived from, either partially or wholly.
Beryllium is unique, in that we use strategic collaboration, education, and a holistic approach to information security & cyber security. From small to medium size businesses (SMBs), to enterprise organizations, our expertise of the NIST information security & cyber security guidance allows us to build unique, compliant & cost-effective solutions for any organization.
Our team credentials include:
- (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
- Certified Expert Independent Assessors
- CompTIA Security +
- CompTIA Network +
- CompTIA A +
- United States Government Top Secret Clearance
- Department of Defense (DoD) Level 3 System Certified
- HITRUST Assessors
Our team is led by Benjamin Brooks (CISSP, CEIA), a 20-year information security veteran and an 18-year Chief Cryptologic Technician (Technical) veteran of the Naval Special Warfare, Special Intelligence and Electronic Warfare teams, and a drilling Navy Reservist. Ben became an expert in electronic signals exploitation and was assigned to special units for duty with the Navy SEALs, as well as other government organizations. Brooks currently serves as the Navy Information Operations Command TX – Minneapolis Branch Training Officer, while also providing subject matter and exam writing expertise for (ISC)². Ben is also a Ponemon Institute Distinguished Fellow.
Educating users, understanding business process, and a whole-company view of ownership in cyber security is key for ensuring that the organization gets the cyber security technology and know-how at all levels of the organization that it needs.