GEN Keith Alexander (Ret), Founder, Chairman & Co-CEO of IronNet Cybersecurity, is one of the foremost authorities on cybersecurity in the world. A four-star Army General, General Alexander was previously the highest-ranked military official of USCYBERCOM and the NSA (National Security Agency), where he led these Department of Defense agencies during the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq when attempted cyber attacks against the U.S. were on the rise.
In recognition of cyber’s increasing importance, the President and Defense Secretary Robert Gates appointed General Alexander as the first commander of USCYBERCOM, a newly created military institution charged with defending the nation’s security in cyberspace against sophisticated cyber threats to businesses and government operations.
GEN Alexander later built IronNet to bring this knowledge and experience to the private sector and fill in a critical gap between cyber threats and available security technology.
General Alexander holds a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, an M.S. in Business Administration from Boston University and M.S. degrees in Systems Technology, Physics and National Security Strategy.