Matthew P. Moynahan
Matt Moynahan is the chief executive officer for Forcepoint. He joined in 2016, bringing more than twenty years of security, cloud services and technology industry leadership, ranging from product development to sales to general management. Throughout his career, Moynahan has been steeped in nearly every facet of security, including digital rights management, encryption, application security, network security, web and email security, and insider threat.
Under Moynahan’s leadership, Forcepoint launched a bold new approach to cybersecurity, centered upon enabling customers to focus on what matters most: understanding people’s behaviors and intent as they interact with critical data and IP wherever it resides. Moynahan also championed Forcepoint’s acquisition of the Skyfence CASB (cloud application security broker) business, furthering the company’s ability to protect data anywhere, including within cloud applications.
Before joining Forcepoint, he held a series of senior leadership positions, most recently as president of Arbor Networks. During his tenure, Arbor Networks gained a leading share in the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) market, launched the world’s foremost cloud-based DDoS service and successfully moved into the Advanced Threat Detection (ATD) market. Prior to Arbor Networks, he was the founding president and CEO of Veracode, the leading cloud-based application security services provider acquired by Computer Associates in March 2016. Previous to Veracode, Moynahan served as vice president of Symantec’s Client & Host Security and Consumer Products & Solutions divisions, leading the latter to $2 billion in annual revenue.
Moynahan holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Williams College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the board of directors of Care to Compete, a nonprofit organization supporting athletes with brain damage and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and is a member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
In the News
The Standard Cybersecurity Model Is Fundamentally Broken Published October 2019
US cyber-security company Forcepoint aims for double-digit growth in Mena Published September 29, 2019
Is your boss spying on you? How office ‘snooptech’ has become a £2.7bn industry Published August 4, 2019
The Top 25 Enterprise IT Innovators of 2019 Published July 31, 2019
10 CEOs Transforming Business Through Innovation Published July 23, 2019
The CEO Forum
CEO Forum Interview with Forcepoint CEO Matt Moynahan Published July 2019
Don’t fear Big Brother in the workplace (Page 24) Published on Oct. 24, 2018
Data Breach Today
Going Beyond a 'Walled-Garden' Approach Published on Sep. 10, 2018
Forcepoint CEO: As Your Company Grows, Don't Lose Sight of Its Culture Published on Sep. 5, 2018
A View from the Top: Matt Moynahan talks detective work and how Silicon Valley needs to change Published on Sep. 5, 2018
Not having a dedicated cyber minister is ‘foolhardy’: Forcepoint boss Published on Aug. 29, 2018
Cyber giants eye Australian opportunity as property sector is most threatened Published on Aug. 27, 2018
The Top 25 Disrupters Of 2018 Published on Aug. 2, 2018
Corporate Board Member
A New Global Security Imperative Published in Q3 2017
How Raytheon Will Unlock The Value Of Its Cybersecurity Business For Shareholders Published on Jun 12, 2017
The Human Point Of Cyber Security Published on April 6, 2017
Seeing What We Believe: My thoughts on Year Three at Forcepoint Published on June 18, 2018
My Lessons Learned in Leadership: Reflecting on Two Years as Forcepoint CEO Published on July 15, 2019
Is the Equifax Breach the Tipping Point that Unravels Cybersecurity as We Know It? Published on September 9, 2017
“People-first” is Forcepoint’s approach to culture, not just cybersecurity Published on July 20, 2017
Building a One Company Culture: My 1st Year as CEO of Forcepoint Published on May 9, 2017
Forcepoint Cybersecurity Leadership Forum: Collaborating on the Security Challenges of the Future Published on May 6, 2017
Privacy & Enterprise Security Published on March 21, 2017
Protecting the Human Point Published on February 23, 2017