General Dynamics Information Technology has tapped Matt Hayden to serve as vice president of cyber client engagement.
“As federal agencies adopt zero trust strategies and harden their cyber defenses, GDIT is focused on supporting customers with innovative solutions,” Hayden said. “I am looking forward to working alongside other GDIT cyber experts to help solve our customers’ mission-critical challenges.”
As a senior cyber executive within GDIT’s intelligence and homeland security division, he will be responsible for fostering trusted relationships with industry partners and key cyber executive government leadership, delivering cyber growth strategies and advancing the company’s cyber thought leadership.
“Matt is a nationally-recognized expert in both cyber technology and policy and further deepens our cyber expertise within the intelligence and homeland security sector,” said Kelly Ferrell, GDIT senior vice president for intelligence and homeland security.
Hayden has over 20 years’ experience in cyber technology and cyber policy. He served previously as the assistant secretary for cyber, infrastructure, risk and resilience policy at the Department of Homeland Security.
“His extensive background and knowledge of cybersecurity will play a critical role in helping our customers modernize their cyber defenses and enable their missions,” Ferrell added.
Hayden also served as senior adviser to the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and deputy assistant secretary for the private sector within the Office of Partnership and Engagement at DHS.