Matt Devost

Matt Devost

Board Member, Transparency Global
CEO, OODA, LLC

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 and technology domains. Matt 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 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 director and advisory board positions.

A successful entrepreneur, he has founded several companies including FusionX & the Terrorism Research Center and played a key leadership role in a handful of successful companies including Accenture, iSIGHT Partners, iDefense, and 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 250 international conferences.