Gen. Keith Alexander (Ret.)

Former Director, NSA & Founding Commander, U.S. Cyber Command & current Founder & Co-CEO IronNet Cybersecurity, IronNet

Keith Alexander, Founder and CEO of IronNet Cybersecurity, is one of the foremost authorities on cybersecurity in the world. A retired Four-Star Army General, Alexander was previously the highest-ranked military official of USCYBERCOM, NSA/CSS, where he led DoD agencies during the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq when attempted cyberattacks against the US were on the rise. In recognition of cyber’s increasing importance, President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates appointed Alexander as the first commander of USCYBERCOM, a newly created military institution charged with defending the nation’s security in cyberspace against sophisticated cyberthreats to businesses and government operations in an increasingly interconnected world.