Matthew Devost is a technologist, entrepreneur, and international security expert specializing in cybersecurity, counterterrorism, critical infrastructure protection, intelligence, and risk management issues.
Mr. Devost is currently the President & CEO of FusionX, LLC, a global cybersecurity consulting firm. Mr. Devost helps an international clientele identify and manage dynamic cyberthreats in complex operational environments.
Mr. Devost has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University since 2002 teaching the flagship graduate course entitled “Information Warfare and Security”, and has been a Founding Director of the Cyberconflict Studies Association for over a decade. Mr. Devost is also on the Black Hat board, helping to shape the agenda for a series of world-class information security conferences. Mr. Devost was also appointed as a special government advisor to counsel the U.S. Department of Defense leadership on a variety of security issues from 2010-2013.
Mr. Devost was a founder of the Terrorism Research Center, Inc. (TRC) in 1996, where he served as President and CEO until November 2008. As founder and President, Mr. Devost oversaw all research, analysis, intelligence, assessment, and training programs including the development of the renowned “Mirror Image” training program, the Responder Knowledge Base, and the Terrorism Early Warning Group program which established local intel fusion centers in 56 high-threat U.S. cities. Mr. Devost also served as President and co-founder of Total Intelligence Solutions.
Mr. Devost has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, FoxNews, NPR, CNBC, CBS News, BBC television, NWCN, Australian television and dozens other domestic and international radio and television programs as an expert on terrorism and cybersecurity and has lectured or published for a number of popular press books – magazines, academic journals and over 200 international conferences.
Mr. Devost has co-written or authored chapters for several books including Counterterrorism: Bridging Operations and Theory, Cyberadversary Characterization, Threats in the Age of Obama, Information Warfare Vol. 2, Sun Tzu Art of War in Information Warfare, and was the technical editor for Hacking a Terror Network.n 2004, Mr. Devost was appointed to the Defense Science Board Task Force on Critical Homeland Infrastructure Protection to provide advice to the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Devost served as a Senior Advisor to the Airline Pilots Association National Security Committee and is an adjunct member of the Los Angeles Terrorism Early Warning Group.
Mr. Devost holds a B.A. degree from St. Michael’s College and a Master of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Vermont.