Michael Sexton

Senior Analyst

Areas of Focus:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Cryptography
  • Middle East Security

Michael Sexton is a Senior Analyst at The Chertoff Group, supporting client engagements in cyber and physical security.

Before joining The Chertoff Group, Mr. Sexton worked as a Research Analyst at CyberVista Inc., a cyber security education company, and served as the Associate Editor for Cyber Security at the Georgetown Security Studies Review. In these roles, he reviewed, edited and authored numerous articles and education modules on the impacts that cyber threats and vulnerabilities have for governments, businesses and private citizens. Mr. Sexton also served as Data Manager at the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism, where he audited and contributed updates to a s comprehensive Suicide Attack Database and led a research team to study and analyze the social media strategies of ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra.

Mr. Sexton holds a Master of Arts in Security Studies from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a minor in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago.”