Matt brings over 25 years experience as an IT and Information Security professional to SideChannel. Matt’s skills developed from his time as a leader covering operations and architecture for areas including IT infrastructure and information security in the healthcare and telecommunications industries. He holds the industry standard CISSP, CISA, CDPSE and CCSK certifications and is highly proficient at creating high-performing organizations by focusing on three elements of success: people, process, and technology.
Matt’s training includes time at Anthem, where he focused on the response to the well-known 2015 data breach.
Initially, Matt helped lead incident response to minimize the impact of the breach. However, Matt’s role quickly turned to strategy, where he helped develop a massive breach response project plan that amounted to over $130M of spend and more than 80 new associates hired across multiple Information Security teams.
Matt’s leadership played a significant part in making Anthem’s Information Security program a leader in the healthcare payer space.
Matt is a native of Philadelphia, PA where he received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from La Salle University. He currently resides just outside beautiful Charleston, SC. In his spare time Matt enjoys baseball and spending time with his family.