Cyberwarfare / Nation-State Attacks , Fraud Management & Cybercrime

Ret. Gen. Keith Alexander on the Nation-State Threat

Ex-NSA Director Discusses What We Can Expect Next From Threat Actors
Gen. Keith Alexander (Ret.), CEO, IronNet Cybersecurity

As director of the NSA for nearly a decade, Gen. Keith Alexander (retired) saw the nation-state cybersecurity threat evolve from a nuisance to a sophisticated adversary. Now, as CEO of IronNet Cybersecurity, he's spearheading a defense.

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In a video interview at RSA Conference 2018, Alexander, discusses:

  • The evolution of nation-state threats;
  • The threats that concern him most today;
  • Why he believes IronNet Cybersecurity has the power to change how we defend against such threats.

General Alexander is a four-star general with a 40-year military career, culminating in the role of the director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service from 2005-2014. He holds the distinction of serving in this role longer than any other director. While serving as the NSA director, he was appointed by Congress to be the first commander to lead the U.S. Cyber Command. He held this role from 2010-2014, establishing and defining how our nation is protected against cyberattacks. At IronNet Cybersecurity, as the CEO and president, he provides strategic vision to corporate leaders on cybersecurity issues through the development of technology, consulting and education/training.


About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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