Rob Arnold

Consultant, Investor, Board Member, Philanthropist, Speaker, and Author.

I offer consulting services for (cyber) risk management, family offices, and business strategy

I am also available for software development and data-related projects.

I clean up pretty well and make a good panelist and speaker. 


As a serial entrepreneur with executive experience spanning the public and private sector I share my knowledge, help organizations develop new products and enter new markets.

Risk Management

Extensive experience managing cyber risk for organizations and governments. Although I specialize in cyber risk management I have experience with nationion-scale risk management as well.

Family Office

Starting with my own family, my goal is to help multiple generations cope with the cycle of life and the social, educational, and financial challenges at each stage.

Software Development

I relish the chance to develop software any time I can.  I have masted several languages and can pick up just about any language in a few weeks.  I also have low-code visual development experience, full stack knowledge, and CI/CD experience.  


I was at the forefront of data science and business intelligence way back in the 1990's. I helped develop and support programs for the agro-chemical giant Syngenta, among others.  A little bit of good, clean data can go a long way toward decision support.  

I enjoy helping startups and occasionally invest in them.
I also like helping individuals that need some advice.

About Me

I am a retired Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk Management to the National Risk Management Center, which is a division of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).  Among other projects, I spearheaded the establishment of the first National Critical Functions Risk Register to help senior government leaders prioritize and coordinate risk management objectives across the entire government ecosystem.  

Prior to joining the National Risk Management Center, I served as the CEO of Threat Sketch, a data and analytics firm specializing in solutions for large scale cyber risk management problems. I completed my graduate studies in information security at East Carolina University and I am certified in risk and information systems control by ISACA. I am the author of Cybersecurity: A Business Solution, a definitive guide to managing cyber risk in small organizations.  Additional career accolades include representing the interests of small organizations before Congress and through participation in key Homeland Security events.  I was also a founding member of the ICT Supply Chain Task Force Executive Council. I served as the first chairman of the North Carolina Center for Cybersecurity and sat on advisory boards for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Forsyth Technology Community College and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. 

~ Career Highlights ~

ICT Supply Chain Risk Management
Task Force – Executive Council

Panelist and guest speaking engagements for WSJ and others

NIST CSF Collaboration, OLIR references, etc.

Congressional Testimony 

Founding CEO
Risk Model Expert
1st Place VC Competition

Cabinet Level
CEO Round Table

Congressional Testimony

Watch me addresses the House Small Business Committee on cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity: A Business Solution
Bucket list: Write a book

Experts agree and studies show that executive involvement is critical to managing cyber risk. But what exactly does that look like to the owners, board members and top managers of resource constrained small and medium businesses? My book strips away the technical aspects and illustrates how to manage the business aspects of cybersecurity.

Industry Accolades

NIST Advocacy

I was honored to be recorded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology  (NIST) to promote adoption of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.