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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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Innovative Leadership: From the Battlefield to the Private Sector
A remarkable leader and strategic innovator, General Keith Alexander — four-star general and founder of IronNet — knows what it takes to get the job done. Tenacious and intelligent, he is forward-thinking in his approach to safeguard the nation, as well as private businesses. Applying his battlefield-tested approaches to boardroom challenges, he teaches the imperatives of strong leadership.
While in office, General Alexander’s leadership resulted in some of the most forward-thinking measures for the U.S. government. He chronicles what it takes to drive innovation and lead through change, while also sharing the rewards he reaped and challenges he faced over the years. His anecdotes provide audiences with valuable insight on:
- The imperatives of strong and innovative leadership
- Leading during times of rapid change and crises
- What it takes to lead an agency, big or small, in a quickly-changing landscape
- How to provide effective support to team members and organizations at home and abroad
- What a comprehensive future-forward strategy entails, and why such an approach is imperative to any establishment’s longevity
A Conversation with General Keith Alexander
With 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 American figures of the 21st century.
Paired with his experience as the first Commander to lead the U.S. Cyber Command and as IronNet Cybersecurity’s CEO and President, he’s recognized for his extraordinary contributions to the intelligence and national security affairs of the United States.
In this conversation, General Alexander offers unique insight into this turbulent time in global affairs – examining the nation’s current state of affairs and what’s on the horizon. He offers solutions for staying ahead of the threats that any organization faces, to secure a prosperous future for generations to come.
Business Innovation, Risk Management, and Strategic Thinking, with Four-Star General Keith Alexander
General Keith Alexander, the longest-serving director in the history of the NSA and the first commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, is recognized for his extraordinary contributions to the intelligence and national security affairs of the United States.
Now, as the CEO and President at IronNet Cybersecurity, the retired four-star general provides strategic vision to corporate leaders on cybersecurity issues through development of cutting-edge technology, consulting, and education. Considered by many as one of today’s most strategic thinkers in the intelligence arena, and widely recognized as an indomitable force in the domain of cyberspace, he is reinventing how industries can mitigate threats.
Drawing on lessons from his 40-year military career, General Alexander provides advice from his personal journey to help organizations innovate and adapt faster, along with forward-thinking measures for how to protect against cyber threats on the global stage.
A visionary commended for his steadfast leadership, General Alexander teaches modern businesses how to face challenges and embrace digital transformation head-on.
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
What Other Organizations Say About Gen. Keith Alexander, USA (Ret.)
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
What Other Organizations Say About Gen. Keith Alexander, USA (Ret.)
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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