Arnold E. Bell

Arnold E. Bell

Chief Security Officer | Consortium Networks

In June 2017 Arnold joined Consortium Networks as their Chief Security Officer.   Arnold will provide strategic vision and leadership to the Consortium while developing and solidifying business opportunities.  He brings over 30 years of security experience to Consortium. 


Arnold comes to Consortium from SLAIT Consulting where he developed and lead their security practice.  Prior to SLAIT, Arnold was a leader in the GE IT RISK organization where he developed and lead GEs IT Risk Cyber Relations and Cyber Intelligence programs.  In those roles, he served as GEs primary point of contact to the US Government, industry partners and other stakeholders to GE.


Arnold retired from the FBI in July of 2012 after nearly 25 years of service.  During his tenure with the FBI he spent 12 years in the Los Angeles Division where he primarily work violent criminal matters.  Subsequently he was promoted to FBIHQ where he lead international training efforts, was a Chief in the FBI Cyber Division (Cybercrime section).  Following the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, Arnold was selected as a key member of the Flight 93 investigative team.   Arnold retired from the FBI as the Director of its Domestic Security Alliance Council.   


Arnold is a recipient of the Director’s Award for Special Achievement, the Commissioners Award, Queensland Australia, and numerous other awards.   Arnold also holds the CISSP, and several other information security certifications.

All Digital. All the Time. | Cybersecurity: The New Kid on the Block

Student Center - Rm 138C

From weaponization of information to privacy, explore the converged world of media and Cybersecurity.  What are your rights as a private citizen? What are your rights as a journalist?  Is weaponization of information the new propaganda?  

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