Jerrel Conerly

  • Cybersecurity Advisor, Region 6
  • Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Jerrel Conerly is Cybersecurity Advisor for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Region 6, in Houston, TX. with the charge of helping critical infrastructure owners and operators protect critical infrastructure from cyber threats and enhance resilience through voluntary and non-regulatory collaboration. This includes private sector owners, operators, and employees; state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) officials; and other federal agencies

Mr. Conerly previously served as an Information System Security Officer with the Department of Veteran Affairs, as the designated Lead in support of the Financial Services Center in Austin, TX. He developed technical solutions, guidance, and specifications for the National Data Center security program. His focus areas included Data Centers, Data Systems/Services, Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, Cloud Security, Storage Area Networks, Virtual Desktop and Infrastructure (VDI), Application Security, Change Management, Risk Management, Continuity of Operations (COOP), Disaster Recovery, Blockchain and Robotic Process Automation.


  • Cybersecurity Regulations, Best Practice and Minimum Standards

    As the threat of cyber-attacks by state actors grows ever higher and attacks by criminals and malicious rogue players continues unabated the need to put in place robust legislation and standards and best practice becomes all the more urgent. What is the latest on the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act and developing regulations around AI in cybersecurity?