Justin Hienz is Editor for Security Debrief. He blogs primarily on radicalization, aviation security, religious and Middle Eastern affairs, and communications.
He is the owner of Cogent Writing, LLC, a strategic communications company. Cogent works with public and private sector clients across myriad subject areas, many of them relating to counterterrorism and homeland security.
Previously, Hienz worked with the Homeland Security Strategic Communications practice of a DC public relations firm. Before that, he was the editor and technical writer for a security consulting firm in the Middle East, providing risk mitigation and security vulnerability assessments to domestic and international clients.
Hienz’s self-authored and ghostwritten work has appeared in numerous mainstream, trade and academic publications. He is a subject matter expert on religious extremism with the University of Southern California Safe Communities Institute. He is also a member of the board for KCCure, a non-profit raising funds for kidney cancer research. Hienz holds Master of Arts degrees in journalism and religious studies from the University of Missouri.