Matt Devost

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Matt Devost is currently the CEO & Co-Founder of OODA LLC, a global strategic advisory firm with deep DNA in global security, technology, and intelligence issues. Matt began his professional career in 1995 hacking into systems for the US Department of Defense and Intelligence Community and over the past twenty-five years has emerged as an established leader in the cybersecurity, global risk, and technology domains. Matt helps clients identify, manage, and respond to global risks and uncertainties while exploring emerging opportunities and developing robust and adaptive strategies for the future. He also holds several board director and advisory positions and is an active early-stage investor and operates the Hack Factory start-up studio in Northern Virginia. 

A successful entrepreneur, he has founded several companies including FusionX & the Terrorism Research Center and played a key leadership role in multiple global companies including leading the global cyber defense practice at Accenture, COO of iSIGHT Partners, founding intel director at iDefense, and EVP of Strategy and Operations at Tulco Holdings. He has served as a senior advisor to DoD, a professor at Georgetown and Columbia Universities, and is a member of the Black Hat review board. Matt’s unique approach to technology, business, and security issues is driven by a technique he calls “HACKthink” – applying a hacker mindset to analyze and dissect complex problems and develop innovative solutions. 

Matt has appeared on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, CBC, CBS News, BBC television, 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, American University, George Washington University, and a number of popular press books – magazines, academic journals and over 400 international conferences. 

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