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A four-star Army general who led the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, General Keith B. Alexander played a pivotal role in securing the United States and our Allies for the past decade.
As a proven innovator with decades of experience safeguarding national interests, General Keith Alexander provides strategic vision to corporate leaders looking to apply his battlefield-tested approaches to boardroom challenges. One of the most strategic thinkers in recent U.S. history and an indomitable force in the critical domain of cyber security, Alexander lends his expertise today to Fortune Top Ten brands in the energy, financial and technology spaces to overcome the acute difficulties of the current security landscape. From protecting complex financial systems from compromise, to thwarting hackers from gaining access to valuable intellectual property, Alexander’s expertise is increasingly crucial to the success of major brands, government entities, and more.
A four-star Army general, Alexander became head of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Security Service (CSS) in 2005, a pivotal time-period for American security. While in office, his efforts resulted in some of the most forward-thinking measures related to the production and management of intelligence for the U.S. government. When the vulnerability of an increasingly networked world became more apparent in 2010, Alexander was nominated under President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates as first commander of U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), a military institution integral to the nation’s security and prosperity. A visionary commended for his steadfast leadership, Alexander examines the nation’s current state of affairs, what’s on the horizon, and offers solutions for remaining agile and staying ahead of the threat to secure a prosperous future for generations to come. General Alexander was also a member of the 2016 Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. He also met with President Trump to discuss the emerging Cybersecurity Executive Order.
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The Imperatives of Leadership: Leading an Increasingly Technical Workforce
A remarkable leader and strategic visionary, General Keith Alexander—four-star general and the longest-serving director of the world’s largest intelligence service (the NSA)—knows what it takes to get the job done. Tenacious, intelligent and forward-thinking in his dedication to keeping the nation safe, Alexander exudes the imperatives of strong leadership. Prior to his tenure as head of the NSA, CSS and USCYBERCOM, Alexander held a number of high-level posts which nurtured these characteristics and helped to secure his advancement and success, including: deputy chief of staff (G-2, Intelligence); commanding general of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command; director of intelligence for U.S. Central Command; and military intelligence leadership at the company, battalion and brigade level. In a clear and concise presentation of value to all individuals interested in learning what it takes to lead and how to get there, Alexander chronicles the challenges and rewards he has faced over the years and provides audiences with valuable insight on:
- The imperatives of strong leadership
- Leading during times of rapid technical change
- What it takes to lead an agency of small or massive proportions
- How to provide effective support to team members and organizations at home and abroad
- What a comprehensive strategy entails and why such an approach is imperative to any establishment’s longevity
Staying Ahead of the Curve: Securing a Nation Amid Change
With advanced degrees in both physics and electronic warfare, an unprecedented tenure as head of the NSA, and over 40 years of top-level experience as a leader, General Keith Alexander is among the most influential figures in national security to date. A colossal undertaking given the rapidity of change and the vulnerabilities that change brings—specifically when policy, technology and ways of thinking or looking at the world lag behind—Alexander’s methodology is more than fit for the task. It is multipronged, highly complex, comprehensive, and largely straddles his efforts to protect the nation from cyber attacks. A critical figure in developing and advocating the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative and leading USCYBERCOM, Alexander’s approach to national security helped to bridge the gap between agencies and focus the efforts of the government in ways that not only paralleled but jumped ahead of the trajectory. An agent of change who truly understands its impact, Alexander has transformed the way we think about new domains of warfare and security. In a detailed discussion of critical import to countless members of the public and private sectors, Alexander examines the nation’s current state of affairs, what’s on the horizon, and offers solutions about what we can do to stay ahead of the curve to protect America’s most vulnerable targets and secure our nation for future generations.
A Road Map to Freedom: The Strategy of Effective Cyber Security
In an increasingly networked world where industrial control systems and physical infrastructure are linked to the Internet, a cyber-based attack could have astronomically devastating physical and economic effects on society, at home and abroad. No one knows this better than General Keith Alexander, a recognized expert in warfare and security, chief of the Central Security Service and head of USCYBERCOM. What companies really need is a level of certainty that they will detect cyber intrusions–but the question remains, “how do you get there?” Based on his level of experience in both the government and private sector, Alexander provides insights on how to drive such a solution. In a detailed discussion of immense take-home value to economists, technology buffs, business owners, executives, leaders, and citizens across the board, he examines such topics as: the vulnerability of critical infrastructure; the susceptibility of the military’s command and control structure; the dependence of the economy on the Internet’s smooth functioning; and the imperativeness for the private sector to assume its portion of the responsibility for protecting the infrastructure that connects to the Internet. Moreover, he articulates a road map for what is likely to be the strategic challenge of the next several decades: how we protect our increasingly networked world in a way that preserves freedom and liberty.
Business Consulting from Gen. Keith Alexander, USA (Ret.): Staying Ahead of Current Cyber Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
Bringing in a business consultant can challenge you and your organization to think differently about your business. Whether you are a new leader seeking a renewed vision for your company or a seasoned C-Suite executive exploring new trends in the marketplace, they provide the deep, strategic insights and much-needed perspective to help you make confident and profitable decisions.
Four-star Army General Keith Alexander is the longest-serving director of the National Security Agency. His time in office was during a pivotal era in American security, due to the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the increased threat of cyber attacks. When the perils of cyberwar reached critical mass in 2010, Alexander was inaugurated as the first commander of USCYBERCOM — a military institution integral to the nation’s security and prosperity. A visionary commended for his steadfast leadership, Alexander offers solutions for your executive leadership team about how to stay ahead of the curve to protect the most vulnerable targets and secure our nation for future generations.
His advisory topics include:
- Crisis Management
- Cyber Security Solutions
- Leadership in a Cyber World
- Leading Organizational Change
- National Security Insights
- Risk Management Planning
We really enjoyed having the General at our event. He was very well received and a number of our attendees remarked that his was among their top two or three sessions of the whole conference.Raymond James
General Alexander’s insight on the very real threats present in the cyber space were invaluable to the SIFMA leadership as our industry looks to protect the financial system from future cyber-attacks.The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
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