Keynote: General Keith Alexander
General Keith Alexander, USA (Ret.)
General Keith Alexander (Ret.), founder and 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 U.S. Cyber Command, the National Security Agency and the Central Security Service, 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, General Alexander was appointed by President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates as the first commander of U.S. Cyber Command, a newly created military institution charged with defending the nation’s security in cyberspace against sophisticated cyber threats to businesses and government operations in an increasingly interconnected world.
A leader with vision and a pragmatic approach to tackling the ever-changing cyber threat landscape, General Alexander 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. IronNet provides best-in-class cyber defense based on complex behavioral modeling, big-data analytics and advanced computing capability.
General Alexander holds a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy, an M.S. in Business Administration from Boston University and M.S. degrees in Systems Technology, Physics and National Security Strategy.