Military Cyber Professionals Association
Board of Advisors
- Mr. Arnold Abraham -
Mr. Abraham served as a senior executive level civilian official in the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He has over 30 years of experience specializing in national security, homeland security, cyber security, and intelligence. He currently serves as a Senior Fellow with the University of Maryland's Center for Health and Homeland Security and an Adjunct research member of the Institute for Defense Analyses.
Mr. Abraham retired from federal service as Associate Director of Intelligence for United States Cyber Command, where he ran analytic efforts to characterize cyber threats within the epicenter of our nation’s cyber infrastructure. He has been one of the thought-leaders in the field of cyber warfare since the late 1990s and was recognized by the Central Intelligence Agency with the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement for his groundbreaking work.
In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Mr. Abraham helped stand-up the Department of Homeland Security, where he worked closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to strengthen linkages between the Intelligence Community, the Private Sector, and State and Local Law Enforcement authorities.
Mr. Abraham is a retired Air Force Reserve Lieutenant Colonel who completed combat zone deployments during Operation Desert Storm and in Mogadishu, Somalia. He lived abroad for eight years and traveled to over 50 countries.
Mr. Abraham is a Distinguished Graduate of the National War College and has completed executive leadership programs at the Harvard Kennedy School and Kellogg School of Management. He holds M.S. degrees in National Security Strategy and International Relations and a B.S. in Physics. He is a founding member of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association and taught an undergraduate level course in Cyber Warfare for five years as an Adjunct Professor for American Public University.