Matt Olsen worked for more than two decades as a leading government official on national security, intelligence and law-enforcement issues and is now an executive at a cybersecurity firm.
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 from 2011 to 2014.
Prior to joining NCTC, Olsen was the general counsel for the National Security Agency. Olsen also served at the Department of Justice in a number of leadership positions and as a federal prosecutor.
Olsen is a co-founder of IronNet Cybersecurity, where he leads business development and strategy. In addition, Olsen teaches at Harvard Law School and is affiliated with Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
Olsen graduated from the University of Virginia and Harvard Law School.