General (ret.) Keith Alexander, U.S. Army

Co-founder and Director

General (ret.) Keith Alexander, U.S. Army

General Alexander is one of the foremost U.S. leaders in bringing advanced technology to bear on the world’s most critical security issues.

As CEO and president of IronNet Cybersecurity, General Alexander provides strategic vision to corporate leaders on cybersecurity issues through development of cutting edge technology, consulting, and education/training.

General Alexander served as the first Commander, U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), from 2010 to 2014 and the 16th Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service, from 2005 to 2014. As Commander, USCYBERCOM, he was responsible for planning, coordinating, and conducting operations and defending Department of Defense (DoD) computer networks, as well as the defense of the nation from cyber-attacks.

As Director, NSA/Chief, CSS, he was responsible for DoD national foreign intelligence requirements, military combat support, and U.S. national security information system protection. Prior to leading USCYBERCOM and the NSA/CSS, General Alexander served as Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Department of the Army; Commanding General of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command at Fort Belvoir, VA; Director of Intelligence, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, FL.; and the Deputy Director for Requirements, Capabilities, Assessments and Doctrine, J-2, on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

General Alexander holds a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Military Academy, Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University, a Master of Science in Systems Technology (Electronic Warfare), a Master of Science in Physics from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University.