Alexander Keith B. General

CEO @ IronNet

Founder and CEO of IronNet Cybersecurity, previously the Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command and Director of NSA.

In IronNet Cybersecurity, he provides strategic vision to corporate leaders on cybersecurity through the development of cutting-edge technology, consulting and education/training.  He is reinventing how industries mitigate cybersecurity threats with IronDefense, a patented solution designed to detect and alert on anomalous enterprise network behaviors through fine-tuned analytics. His goal is to bridge communication systems between private and government sectors to create the next level of intelligence sharing and protect the nation against cyber threats on a global stage.

General Alexander is a four-star general with an impressive 40-year military career, culminating in the role of the Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Chief of the Central Security Service (CSS) from 2005 to 2014. When serving as the NSA Director, he was appointed by Congress to be the first Commander to lead the U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). He held this role from 2010 to 2014, establishing and defining how the American nation is protected against cyberattacks.

As Commander, USCYBERCOM, General Alexander was responsible for planning, coordinating and conducting operations, and defending Department of Defense (DoD) computer networks – as well as the defense of the USA – from cyber threats. As the Director of NSA, he was responsible for national foreign intelligence requirements, military combat support, and the protection of U.S. national security information systems.