Matt Devost: July 27, 2016



Cybersecurity Expert Provides Insights on What Businesses Need to Do to Stay Safe 

 Black Hat Security Conference is July 30th-August 4

Las Vegas, Nevada


Matt Devost

CEO of FusionX and Managing Director of Accenture



So far this year, 12.8 million records have been compromised, including almost 2.5 million within the business sector.  The average cost of a data breach has hit $4 million, representing a 29 percent increase since 2013.

To explore the most critical information security topics and cutting-edge issues. the cybersecurity industry created the Black Hat Conference. For more than 18 years, Black Hat has provided attendees with the very latest in ground-breaking information security research, development, and trends.

On Wednesday, July 27th, internationally recognized security expert Matt Devost, CEO of FusionX (part of Accenture), will be available to discuss the persistent and growing threat landscape, critical infrastructure protection as well as methods for mitigating risks. Matt is also on the Black Hat advisory board, helping to shape the agenda for a series of worldwide conferences. Additionally, his work with FusionX has put him in the middle of aggressive red-team efforts, where he and his team work like hackers to help companies identify vulnerabilities.


Matt Devost is the co-founder and CEO of FusionX, an Accenture company. Matt founded FusionX to protect companies by thinking the same way hackers do – quick, innovative and no-rules. The FusionX team takes the unique approach of identifying vulnerabilities within its customers’ systems by posing as external third parties with whom business is being conducted so they can access information and test security posture.

In a nutshell, Matt is a technologist, entrepreneur, and international security expert specializing in cybersecurity, counterterrorism, critical infrastructure protection, intelligence, and risk management issues.  Matt’s credentials include:

  • An appointment as a special government advisor to the U.S. Department of Defense
  • In 2004, Matt 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. He also served as a Senior Advisor to the Airline Pilots Association National Security Committee and is and an adjunct member of the Los Angeles Terrorism Early Warning Group.
  • Co-wrote Cyber Adversary Characterization, contributed to Threats in the Age of Obama and Sun Tzu Art of War in Information Warfare, and served as the technical editor for Hacking a Terror Network.
  • Former Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, Matt taught a graduate level class entitled Information Warfare and Security.
  • Member of the Black Hat Advisory Board.

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