General Keith Alexander (Ret.)

Former Director, National Security Agency; Founder and CEO, IronNet Cybersecurity

As the CEO and President of IronNet Security, Keith Alexander provides strategic vision to corporate leaders on cybersecurity issues through development of cutting edge technology, consulting and training. Alexander came to this role following a lengthy military career focused on security, from serving as the first Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, to being Director of the National Security Agency. As Commander of U.S. Cyber Command he was responsible for planning, coordinating and conducting operations and defending Department of Defense computer networks, as well as the defense of the nation from cyber-attacks. As the Director of the NSA, he was responsible for the agency's national foreign intelligence requirements, military combat support, and U.S. national security information system protection responsibilities.

Alexander holds a bachelor of science degree from the U.S. Military Academy, a master of science in Business Administration from Boston University, a master of science in Systems Technology, a master of science in Physics from the Naval Post Graduate School, and a masters of science in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University. Alexander is the recipient of the 2016 United States Military Academy Distinguished Graduate Award.

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