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CISA Hires Josh Corman, Rob Arnold to Support COVID-19 Response; Christopher Krebs Quoted

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Christopher Krebs
Christopher Krebs Director CISA

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has hired cybersecurity professionals Josh Corman and Rob Arnold to support CISA’s COVID-19 pandemic response efforts.

“This changing threat landscape demands an ‘all-hands-on-deck’ approach and for us to bring the best and brightest minds to the front lines, and the authority granted to us by the CARES Act makes it possible to quickly recruit and add top experts to our team,” Christopher Krebs, director of CISA and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said in a statement published Wednesday.

“Josh and Rob are two examples of the type of innovative leaders that will help us build up our technical capabilities while at the same time improve our engagement with our industry and security researcher community partners during this critical time,” added Krebs.

Corman will serve as a visiting researcher and offer advice on CISA’s industry engagement initiatives backing pandemic response and support the agency’s life safety programs and control systems. He previously served as chief security officer at PTC and director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. 

Arnold will serve as senior cybersecurity and risk management adviser within CISA’s National Risk Management Center. In this role, he will offer advice on how the critical infrastructure sector can bolster its defense against cyber threats during the pandemic and help the agency understand shifts in cyber threats.

Prior to CISA, he was founder and CEO of Threat Sketch. He also co-founded the North Carolina Center for Cybersecurity.