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Matthew G. Devost


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.


For the past three years, Mr. Devost held an appointment as a special government advisor to counsel the U.S. Department of Defense leadership on a variety of security issues. Mr. Devost is also on the Black Hat advisory board, helping to shape the agenda for a series of world-class information security conferences. Additionally, Mr. Devost has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University since 2002 teaching the flagship graduate course entitled “Information Warfare and Security,” and is a Founding Director of the Cyberconflict Studies Association.


Previously, Mr. Devost served as the Chief Operations Officer for iSIGHT Partners, a global risk identification and mitigation company. He was a founder of the Terrorism Research Center, Inc. (TRC) in 1996, where he served as President and CEO until November 2008 and was the founder and President of Total Intelligence Solutions.


Mr. Devost also co-founded and served as Executive Director of Technical Defense, Inc., a highly specialized information security consultancy. Previously, Mr. Devost was the Director of Operations for Professional Services at Counterpane Internet Security. In 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 has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, FoxNews, NPR, 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 the National Defense University, the United States Intelligence and Law Enforcement Communities, the Swedish, Australian, Japanese, and New Zealand governments, Georgetown University, American University, George Washington University, and 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 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.

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