Management Team

Matthew Decker, BSEE, MBA, DFCP

Principal, F-Response

Matthew Decker has over thirty years of professional experience in the service of the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and private industry. During his career he has been employed as a Senior Manager in the Information Risk Management practice of KPMG LLP, provided security consulting services with Lucent Technologies and International Network Services (purchased by Lucent in 2000), devoted engineering and security consulting support to the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) with Booz Allen Hamilton, and served nine years with the National Security Agency (NSA).

Mr. Decker received his Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) in 1985, and earned a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) in 1998. NSA's Engineering and Physical Science Career Panel awarded him Certified Cryptologic Engineer (CCE) stature in 1992. He is a member in good standing of ISSA and Infraguard, and served as President to the Tampa Bay Chapter of ISSA from 1999 - 2003. Matthew has testified as an information security and digital forensics expert in state and federal courts, and is published and holds numerous patents in the digitial forensics and infomation security space.

Matthew Shannon, CISSP, CIFI, MCSE, MCDBA


Matthew Shannon, a principal with Agile Risk Management LLC since January 2004, is an expert in information security and computer forensics. He has over ten years of professional experience in private industry, including KPMG LLP, ExxonMobil, and United Technologies.

Matthew is also the Chief Software Architect of F-Response, the first truly vendor agnostic solution to remote computer forensics, incident response, and e-Discovery. F-Response is actively used both in the United States and in many countries throughout the world, including Australia, Germany, and China, by government, law enforcement, and private industry. Matthew is a frequent speaker and has presented for numerous organizations including the United States Secret Service, the Asia Pacific High Tech Crime Investigators Association, the Hong Kong Police, and the China Computer Forensics Research Center. Furthermore, Mr. Shannon has been published in the International Journal of Digital Evidence for his work on incorporating statistical inference into digital forensics investigations.

Mr. Shannon graduated cum laude from The University of Florida in Decision and Information Sciences (BSBA) in 1999. Additionally, in 2004 Mr. Shannon was honored by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as one of the “Top 30 Under 30” for his achievements in the Tampa Bay market as well as his profession.