Matt Mackie is a Cybersecurity Engineer on the Cybersecurity Assurance division of the CERT program at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI). Matt is responsible for identifying areas of IT risk in the client environment and opportunities to help improve information security processes. In particular, he has 4 years of experience performing network penetration testing and vulnerability assessments, as well as web and mobile application testing. Prior to joining CERT/SEI, Matt was a senior consultant in the IT Security and Privacy practice at Protiviti, and before that he was a physics professor at Temple University researching ultracold atoms and molecules.
Matt holds a PhD in physics from the University of Connecticut, and a BS in physics from Delware State University. He is also holds an OSCP certifications from Offensive Security in penetration testing, as well as GREM and GCIH certifications from GIAC in reverse engineering malware and incident handling, respectively. Matt is a member of Infragard, including the Electromagnetic Pulse Special Interest Group, which is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector dedicated to sharing information and intelligence on security threats to critical infrastructure. He is also a member of the Information Systems Security