Vice President, Cybersecurity and Chief Information Security Officer
Matt Stern is the Vice President, Cybersecurity and Chief Information Security Officer responsible not only for the Cybersecurity Line of Business but also the cybersecurity for Intelligent Waves, LLC. He also provides his subject matter expertise to support a variety of organizations and customers.
Prior to joining Intelligent Waves, Matt was the Vice President, Professional Services at Looking-glass Cyber Solutions where he led analysis for a variety of commercial and government customers using their ScoutVision Global Threat Intelligence Platform. Prior to that, Matt spent three years with General Dynamics Advanced Information System. During this time, Matt was the Program Director for the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) responsible for managing and leading all aspects of program execution relating to the Operational, Analytical and Engineering Support. He was also the Director of Cyber Accounts for General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, providing subject matter expert advice in cyber space operations to the company and its customers.
Matt is a retired combat veteran serving 22 years in the U.S. Army. His service culminated with command of 2d Battalion, 1st Information Operations Command , the Army Computer Emergency Response Team (ACERT) and Regional Computer Emergency Response Teams (RCERTs). This was one of the first units in U.S. Army history dedicated to cyberspace operations.
Matt is an established expert on information technology, network security, information operations, and special information operations. He has focused his career on the military conduct of cyberspace operations including computer network defense, exploitation, and attack. He has developed his knowledge and expertise through practical experience leading a variety of organization to include the ACERT, the U.S. military data communication services in Iraq, support to the technical architecture of the U.S. Army’s digitized Armored Corps, and the systems integration for the Land Information Warfare Activity Information Dominance Center. Stern is also a decorated veteran of Operations Desert Shield/Storm and Iraqi Freedom.
Stern holds a master’s degree in Information Systems and Computer Resource Management from Webster University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Northern Illinois University.
Stern participated in the 2016 AFCEA Cyber Security Summit as a judge for their “Shark Tank” event, click here to watch.