If you suspect an active attack, call us now at 612-399-9680.
If you suspect an attack, call us at 612-399-9680

Leadership Team

Joe Kingland - Blue Team Alpha

Joe Kingland

Managing Partner and CEO

Joe is a veteran of the U.S. Navy Submarine force and was the Chief Security Officer and Chief Privacy Officer for a multi-brand organization with more than 4000 locations in 30 countries. He exercises extreme ownership in every interaction and expects the same from all of his team members, as they work at the highest levels in both everyday and high-pressure situations.

Joe oversees the cybersecurity Incident Response efforts carried out 24/7 by our Blue Team Alpha professionals, getting the company back up and running quickly, then collaborating with clients to build their cybersecurity strategic plan and protect their assets from attacks in the future. BTA also provides forensics investigations, conducts business impact analysis and personnel assessments, and provides vCISO services.

Joe is intimately familiar with HIPAA, HITRUST, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, NIST 800-172, NIST 800-53, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards, and the General Data Protection Regulations. His main focus is keeping his clients’ company resources safe from attack. We have dedicated ourselves to employing the most efficient and thorough methods and technologies available to achieve this goal. 

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Scott Baron

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

With nearly 30 years of Information Technology experience and 18 years in Information Security, Scott is a recognized Cybersecurity leader and has helped to pioneer information security and risk programs at several companies in the airline, utility, and finance verticals.

Scott founded Incenter Technology, a Managed Security Service Provider servicing small and mid-sized businesses, and  iNETech, Inc., a Technology Service Provider, both with a tremendous track record for customer success. He has extensive experience and knowledge in information security strategy, risk management and assessment, converged compliance strategy, policies, standards, and controls, creative problem solving, executive stakeholder engagement, and effective team leadership.

Scott is proficient in network services, security tools, security operations, wireless technologies, server administration, LAN/WAN architecture, container technology and automation, cloud technology, and several programming languages. The depth and breadth of his skill set makes him an extremely valuable asset to the Blue Team Alpha team.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a Juris Doctor from the University of Massachusetts and is licensed to practice law in Minnesota and Florida. He currently resides in Safety Harbor, Florida (Tampa) with his wife and 3 kids.

Stefan Kristensen - Blue Team Alpha

Stefan Kristensen

Operations Manager

Stefan Kristensen has over 25 years of project and operations management experience in the technology sector. He has managed projects large and small in government and the private sector for such organizations as the Department of Defense, the Congressional Research Service, Mercedes-Benz, Facebook, and many others on both sides of the Atlantic. He takes a practical approach to project management that keeps the team focused on the primary objective.

Stefan is Blue Team Alpha’s Operations Manager and oversees its Incident Response activities throughout the life of the incident. He coordinates the engagement between the various BTA team members and the client. He also facilitates the flow of communications, artifacts, and contracts among all parties involved.

Stefan’s experience has run the gamut, from nurturing new ideas into fully formed solutions to technology refreshes of mission critical enterprise solutions. He managed a core system update of Telenor’s residential and commercial email platform and ushered in critical updates for the Congressional Legislative Information System for the Library of Congress. He also supported a project to re-envision elements of the military supply chain for the Vision 2020 initiative for the Defense Logistics Directorate.

Stefan is well-versed in multiple project management methodologies and has been invited to guest lecture at the Kogod School of Business at American University. He is fluent in German, English, and French, and also speaks some Dutch.