Mr. Matthew G. Devost

Mr. Matthew G. Devost is the Director of Operations at Security Design International Incorporated (SDII). At SDI, Mr. Devost leads a team of technical information security engineers providing vulnerability assessments and information security consulting services to international corporations and governments.

Mr. Devost has been researching the impact of information technology on national security since 1993. Prior to joining SDII, Mr. Devost was the Director of Intelligence Analysis for Infrastructure Defense (iDefense), where he led an analytical team identifying infrastructure threats, vulnerabilities and incidents for Fortune 500 and government clients including Microsoft and Citigroup.

As a Senior INFOSEC Engineer at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Mr. Devost provided support on Information Operations and its related subsets to the Department of Defense Community to include the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Joint Staff and unified Commands, the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Manager - National Communication System, and numerous other defense, intelligence, and law enforcement entities.

Mr. Devost has also worked for the United States Customs Service and as a graduate fellow at the University of Vermont. As a graduate fellow, Mr. Devost conducted research on national security and information warfare that culminated into a thesis entitled "National Security in the Information Age."

Mr. Devost is a Founding Director of the Terrorism Research Center, Inc.; an institute dedicated to research and analysis of issues in counterterrorism and information warfare. Mr. Devost has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, CBS Radio, BBC television, and Australian television as an expert on cyberterrorism and information warfare and has lectured or published for the National Defense University, the United States Intelligence and Law Enforcement Communities, the Swedish government, Georgetown University, and a number of popular press books - magazines, academic journals and international conferences.

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. In addition, Mr. Devost is certified in the operation of numerous security tools and in the National Security Agency's INFOSEC Assessment Methodology. Mr. Devost is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security and the Information Systems Security Association.