Countering Threats with the Elastic Stack at CERDEC/ARL

The CERDEC/ARL CSSP (Cyber Security Service Provider) performs network and system monitoring for DoD entities. We leverage the Elastic Stack to efficiently navigate our data and gain critical insights into activities and trends among the networks we cover. The open nature of the APIs in the Elastic Stack gives us easy access to our data so that we can perform analysis and enable research into new methods of protecting our nation's defenses. The intuitive and extendable interfaces allow our analysts to visualize and share data supporting better collaboration and investigative capabilities.

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Curtis Arnold

Chief of the Sustaining Base Network Assurance Branch, CERDEC/ARL

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.