Matt Holland

Founder, CEO and CTO

About Matt

Matt Holland is one of the world’s leading authorities in the cyber security industry.

Starting his career at the Communications Security Establishment, Matt spent seven years in the Tailored Access Operations (TAO) group as a leading security researcher specializing in intelligence tradecraft and technology for key top-secret projects for the Five Eyes.

In 2007, he co-founded his first company and grew it to be a silent leader in the privatized intelligence industry, serving democratic governments globally. It was acquired by L3 in 2018.

Matt has an established background and expertise in distributed computing, low level security systems and cross platform methodologies, and has a track record of commercialization and success with “hard problems”. His background directly contributes to Field Effect’s comprehensive cyber security solution, Covalence, and the aggressive growth of Field Effect worldwide.

Podcast Appearances

Entrepreneurs on Fire Podcast

Spies, Start-ups, and Security: The Incredible Entrepreneurial Journey of Matt Holland

Matt Holland, a world leading cyber security authority, joins JLD on Entrepreneurs on Fire to share his mission to democratize cyber security for the entire planet.

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The Digging Deep Podcast

Matt Holland: Always Bet on Yourself

Matt Holland, co-founder and CEO of Field Effect, joins Mark Sutcliffe on Digging Deep to tell his story of entrepreneurship, cyber security, and more.

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The Technically Legal Podcast

Why Hackers Like Law Firms & Legal Departments (and Cyber Security 101) with Matt Holland

Matt Holland, CEO of Field Effect, joins Chad Main on Technically Legal to discuss cyber security best practices for law firms and corporate legal departments.

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Videos & Interviews

The Knowledge Project

The Knowledge Project focuses on insights and lessons that never expire. You’ll walk away from every episode with actionable insights that help you get better results and live a more meaningful life.

A new direction for Cyber Security

Matt Holland explains his vision for bettering the cyber security industry and why Field Effect has developed a holistic solution to protect business of all sizes.

Webinar: Grayhawk Investment Strategies

Join Matt Holland and Peter Mann, co-CEO of Grayhawk Investment Strategies, as they discuss the importance of cyber security for the investment industry.

Ottawa Business Journal: Techtopia

Tech firms to watch: Field Effect looks to triple revenues by protecting customers from escalating cyber threats. Read the article here.