Mark ArnoldSenior Research Principal, Optiv
Mark Arnold brings more than 20 years of technical and leadership experience to his role as a senior
research principal for solutions research and development at Optiv. Arnold develops strategy deliverables
and frameworks to help industry verticals mature and grow efficient security programs.
Prior to joining Optiv, Arnold was responsible for building and maintaining vulnerability management programs and security engineering at Thermo Fisher Scientific and TJX, both Fortune 200 companies.
Under Arnold’s leadership, TJX formed its advanced threats team. Previously, Arnold served as regional
security architect at Computershare, where he was responsible for building the company’s application
security practice. He also worked as a security architect at @stake, which was acquired by Symantec in 2004.
Arnold most recently held the role of director of information security at PTC.
Arnold holds several industry certifications including the Certified Information Systems Security
Professional (CISSP) from ISC2 and a Certified Information Security Management (CISM) from ISACA.
Arnold holds an A.M. and Ph.D. from Harvard University in Comparative Semitics where he was a Harvard
Teaching Fellow. Arnold has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and
earned a graduate degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.
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