Lynn Mattice blogs on business intelligence and counterintelligence, risk identification, and risk mitigation solutions.
Mr. Mattice is Managing Director of Mattice & Associates, a management consulting firm specializing in conducting enterprise risk assessments; guiding alignment of security & risk programs with business objectives; developing and managing business intelligence & counterintelligence programs; establishing business resiliency programs; implementing information assurance, intellectual property and brand protection strategies for both the physical and virtual environments; designing comprehensive security and risk mitigation programs to meet the needs of both large and small companies. In addition, the firm focuses on conducting audits of existing programs in the areas previously described. Mr. Mattice comes to the consulting arena with a broad range of corporate and government experience. He has headed Corporate Security functions for three major U.S. based global corporations (Northrop Corporation, Whirlpool Corporation and Boston Scientific) and one mid-cap company (Wescom, Inc.) in dramatically different business sectors. His experience base traverses the defense & intelligence, electronics, life sciences, consumer products and service industries. Additionally, he previously headed a university affiliated educational institution dedicated to serving the law enforcement and private security sectors. He last corporate position was as Vice President and Chief Security Officer for Boston Scientific where his main areas of global responsibility include all corporate security functions; information systems security; intellectual property and brand protection; business intelligence & counterintelligence; risk identification analysis and mitigation; supply chain resiliency; business continuity planning and corporate aviation operations. Boston Scientific operated in over 120 countries around the world. Mr. Mattice has been certified as an Expert Witness at both the Federal and State Court levels. He is also board certified in the disciplines of risk and information system controls.
Mr. Mattice is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Intellectual Property Law Institute (NIPLI) in Washington, D.C., where he remains Chairman Emeritus and counselor to the President of the Institute. As part of his duties at NIPLI, he participated in the refinement of the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 and the National Trade Secrets Act, which were both originally drafted by the President of NIPLI. He also served three terms on the Steering Committee for the Global Congresses on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy, a joint effort between the World Customs Organization, Interpol and the World Intellectual Property Organization. Mr. Mattice also served as an industry advisor to the U.S. Intelligence Communities National Counterintelligence Center and as a member of the U.S. State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council.
He was one of eleven industry representatives appointed to a joint government and industry Presidential Task Force established by Presidential Directive under President George H.W. Bush’s administration, focused at developing a new National Industrial Security Program (NISP) to replace the myriad of duplicative government security regulations. Mr. Mattice was recognized for his efforts as one of the principal architects of the NISP by way of a special joint commendation signed by the three Presidential Cabinet Officials who led the NISP Task Force, Secretary of Defense Cheney, Acting Director of Central Intelligence Kerr and Secretary of Energy Watkins.
the Department of Defense awarded Mr. Mattice a special commendation citing his visionary leadership in the advancement of security education. The Federal Bureau of Investigation honored him with its Outstanding Community Service Award for Law Enforcement Assistance.
He was selected by Security Magazine as one of the “Most Influential People in Security for 2009” along with other notables, such as, Senator Lieberman, Representative Bennie Thompson and Dr. Stephen Flynn. He was designated in 2007 by Security Technology & Design magazine as one of the “Top 10 Movers and Shakers” in the Security Industry. He also was honored by CSO Magazine when they presented him with their 2007 Compass Award for his visionary leadership in the security field.
Mr. Mattice is a charter member of the Board of Directors for the International NGO Safety and Security Association, which is focused at assisting humanitarian and development efforts to better protect their deployed workers and volunteers around the globe. He was elected to three terms on the Board of Directors for the International Security Management Association (ISMA) where he co-chaired the committee that established the Executive Development and Leadership Education Programs for ISMA and lead the creation of the ISMA Resources Library of security best practices. Additionally, he lead a special ad hoc group for the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) charged with determining the best manner in which to institute total quality management and other business-based processes in the security profession. Subsequently ASIS created a Council on Business Practices and appointed Mr. Mattice as the Charter Chairman of the Council. He also served as the Charter Chairman of the Board of Advisors of the Security Executive Council for 6 years before resigning in 2011 to launch a grassroots non-profit initiative focused at assisting small and medium-sized enterprises by providing them with actionable intelligence to better understand, manage and mitigate the broad range of risks, threats and hazards affecting this vital element of America’s economic security.
He is a frequent guest lecturer on a variety of business and security related topics such as: Total Quality Management, Lean and Six Sigma Deployment in Security; Understanding Intellectual Capital and How To Protect It; Strategic Planning for Security Professionals; Developing Effective Business Enterprise Safeguards; Corporate Security – As A Value Creating Business Unit, to name a few. Most notably, he is a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School’s, Advanced Management Program.
Mr. Mattice was awarded a Senior Fellowship in 2010 at The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute. He also participates on HSPI’s Counterterrorism and Intelligence Task Force. He served on the Advisory Board for the Graduate and Undergraduate level Leadership and Management Program in Security (LaMPS) at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. His education in business disciplines has been enhanced through executive development programs at The Center for Creative Leadership, University of Michigan’s School of Business, Harvard Business School and Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. The focus of his undergraduate work at California State University – Long Beach was in Security Administration.
Professional affiliations include the International Security Management Association, International NGO Safety and Security Association, American Society for Industrial Security, Society for Competitive Intelligence Professionals and International Association of Chiefs of Police.
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