In an effort to promote education and collaboration in information security, Matthew is an instructor and faculty member at several institutions. He is adjunct faculty for DePaul University, teaching the Computer Information and Network Security Masters degree capstone course. He is also a certified instructor and CCIE for Cisco Systems, covering security technologies, such as firewalls, intrusion prevention, and virtual private networks, and general secure information architecture. As a certified instructor for the SANS Institute, Matthew teaches infrastructure architecture, wireless security, web application security, regulatory and standards compliance, and security essentials. Matthew is a graduate of National Technological University with a master's degree in computer science, and he also holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana.