Matthew Devost

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Mr. Matthew Devost is a Founding Director of the Terrorism Research Center, Inc., and currently serves as President and CEO overseeing all research, analysis, assessment, and training programs. In addition to his duties as President, Mr. Devost also provides strategic consulting services to select international governments and corporations on issues of counter-terrorism, information warfare, critical infrastructure protection, and homeland security. Mr. Devost also co-founded and serves as Executive Director of Technical Defense, Inc., a highly specialized information security consultancy. [1]

Mr. Devost has been researching the impact of information technology on national security since 1993. Mr. Devost has provided support on Information Operations and information terrorism to the Department of Defense community, Presidential Commissions, and numerous other government, law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Mr. Devost has also provided information security consulting and intelligence analysis services to private corporations, including Fortune 500 companies and critical infrastructure owners. [2]

"Mr. Devost has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, FoxNews, NPR, CBS Radio, CBS News, BBC television, NWCN, Australian television and over four dozen other radio and television programs as an expert on terrorism 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, American University, George Washington 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 from the University of Vermont," his biographical note states. [3]


Devost gained his MA in 1995 with the submission of a thesis titled 'National Security in the Information Age'[4]

Cyber terrorism is a threat

  • Michael Vincent, "Cyber-terrorism is a threat", PM, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, September 23, 2002. (Interview with Matthew Devost.)


  1. ^  Matthew Devost NATIONAL SECURITY IN THE INFORMATION AGE, A Thesis Presented by Matthew G. Devost to The Faculty of the Graduate College of The University of Vermont In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts, Specializing in Political Science, May, 1995. Retrieved from the Internet Archive, November 2006.