Associate Director, Security Programs, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
In his role as associate director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA’s) security programs, Scott Breor leads the efforts in the development of tools and resources to mitigate the threats to public gathering events and locations. This includes risk mitigation support to public gathering locations and training on topics including active shooter preparedness, suspicious activity reporting, vehicle ramming and insider threat. Prior to this, he served as the acting deputy executive assistant director for infrastructure security within CISA. In this role, he helped lead CISA’s efforts to secure the nation’s critical infrastructure in coordination with government and the private sector. Key areas of focus include vulnerability and risk assessments, securing soft targets and crowded places, training and exercises and securing high-risk chemical facilities.
Breor has over 38 years of military and senior executive experience in the United States government. Prior to his work with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Mr. Breor was a naval aviator and had served as the senior policy advisor for the chief of naval operations (CNO) on all homeland security matters. While assigned to the CNO’s office he led efforts on key warfare and homeland security and defense policy decisions, which included: interagency coordination, defense support of civilian authorities and DHS/U.S. Department of Defense integration. For his work for the CNO and his efforts following the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, at the Pentagon, he was awarded the Legion of Merit. As a naval aviator he supported operations in Iceland, Greenland, the Adriatic, the Mediterranean, the Azores and South America.
Breor is a member of the Senior Executive Service. He was a senior executive fellow in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He received a Master of Arts in national security studies and in homeland security and defense from the Naval Post Graduate School and received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma. In addition, he earned a Bachelor of Science in physics from The Citadel.
Scott Breor, leveraging his role as associate director of security programs at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will discuss security challenges and how we can address them as a nation.