Curtis W. Dukes
Executive Vice President & General Manager of
the CIS Security Best Practices & Automation Group

Curtis Dukes is the Executive Vice President & General Manager of the CIS Security Best Practices & Automation Groupfor the Center for Internert Securirty. Dukes is the former Deputy National Manager (DNM) for National Security Systems (NSS). On behalf of the Director of NSA, the DNM is charged with securing systems that handle classified information or are otherwise critical to military and intelligence activities.

Mr. Dukes joined the National Security Agency in 1984 as a Computer Scientist. He has since served in a variety of organizations within NSA, and has received the rank of Meritorious Executive, as well as an Exceptional Performance and Meritorious Civilian Service Awards. He has completed an overseas assignment and an intelligence community assignment for the Department of Defense. In Germany, he had operational responsibilities for implementing Information Assurance activities across the European command. Following his community assignment, he became Deputy, then Chief of the Network Architecture and Applications Division, then Chief of the Systems and Network Attack Center. More recently he led highly skilled technical workforces as Director NSA/CSS Commercial Solutions Center. Most recently, he served as Deputy Director, then Director, of the Information Assurance Directorate.

He has a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from the University of Florida, and a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. He is a 2004 graduate of the Intelligence Community Officer Training Program.

Mr. Dukes was born and raised in Lake City, Florida. His hobbies include non-competitive distance running, cycling and soccer. He is married and resides in Ellicott City, Maryland, with his wife and three children.