Co-Founder and President, IronNet Cybersecurity; Former Director, National Counterterrorism Center
Matt Olsen has worked for over two decades as a top government official on national security, intelligence and law enforcement issues.
Appointed by the President to serve as the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Olsen led the government’s efforts to integrate and analyze terrorism information and coordinate counterterrorism activities for the past three years.
Prior to joining NCTC, Mr. Olsen was the General Counsel for the National Security Agency. Mr. Olsen also served at the Department of Justice in a number of leadership positions and as a federal prosecutor.
Mr. Olsen is a president and co-founder of IronNet Cybersecurity, a technology firm based in Washington, D.C. In addition, Mr. Olsen is a lecturer at Harvard Law School, a national security analyst for ABC News, and a strategic advisor to IBM i2.
Mr. Olsen graduated from the University of Virginia and Harvard Law School.