Mr. Curtis Arnold is the Chief of the Sustaining Base Network Assurance Branch at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. The Sustaining Base Network Assurance Branch is responsible for performing a wide-range of Information Assurance activities from Research & Development to providing 24/7 Computer Network Defense services. Computer Network Defense Services include oversight of more than 100 external customers and monitoring of over 300 intrusion detection sensors around the world.
Mr. Arnold has supported ARL for over 10 years in a variety of leadership, policy, and technical roles. Before joining ARL, Mr. Arnold was a Non-Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Mr. Arnold holds a BS in Information Security and an M.S. in Information Technology from Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Arnold is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Information Assurance from Capitol College.
The ability for commanders to know and understand an organizational attack surface, its vulnerabilities, and associated risks is a fundamental aspect of command decision-making. In the cyberspace domain, ongoing monitoring sufficient to ensure and assure effectiveness of security controls related to systems, networks, and cyberspace, by assessing security control implementation and organizational security status in accordance with organizational risk tolerance and within a reporting structure designed to make real time, data-driven risk management decisions are paramount.