Tag Archives: Keith Alexander

IronNet’s Keith Alexander: Industry-Govt Data Exchange Key to Prevent Business Cyber Breaches

IronNet Cybersecurity founder, President and CEO Keith Alexander has said he believes industry can avoid breaches if companies share more information with the U.S. government, Motherboard reported Tuesday. Alexander, a retired U.S. Army general and former National Security Agency director, told audience at a cybersecurity forum in Manhattan he also believes private companies that are victims …

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GovCon Execs Laud White House Memo on China’s Trade Practices; Leidos’ Roger Krone Comments

Several government contracting industry leaders have commended President Donald Trump’s move to sign a memorandum on China’s trade practices. The White House memo would authorize the U.S. trade representative to decide whether to conduct an investigation into China’s alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property, The Hill reported Monday. “Safeguarding our …

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IronNet’s Keith Alexander: Govt-Industry Collaboration Needed to ‘De-Risk’ Security Tools

Retired U.S. Army Gen. Keith Alexander, president and CEO of IronNet Cybersecurity, has said the government and private sector must work together to fight cyber threats and de-risk security tools that intelligence agencies use against enemies following a ransomware attack that has affected systems worldwide, TechCrunch reported Wednesday. The former National Security Agency director …

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Keith Alexander: IronNet Secures $32.5M in Funds for Cyber Defense Platform

IronNet Cybersecurity has obtained $32.5 million in a Trident Capital Cybersecurity-led funding round to further develop a platform designed to protect enterprises’ network infrastructures from potential cyber threats. IronNet’s cyber defense tool works to detect anomalous network patterns through the use of petabyte-scale analytics and behavioral models, IronNet said Sunday. …

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Keith Alexander: Cybercom On Way to Promotion

Army Gen. Keith Alexander recently told a Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association conference that U.S. Cyber Command is on a path to becoming a unified combatant command, Defense News reports. Alexander serves as commander of Cybercom and director of the National Security Agency, with both based at Fort Meade, Md. …

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Gen. Keith Alexander Calls for Improved Cybersecurity Measures

Army General Keith Alexander, National Security Agency director and Central Security Service chief said the U.S. lacking in cybersecurity infrastructure and overall protection, American Forces Press Service reports. The General said on a ten-point scale, the U.S is at a three in terms of defending against cyber attacks and that …

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Officials Debate Who Should Head Cyber: DHS Or Pentagon

Disagreement over the military’s role in cyber space and litigation concerns are major factors delaying the U.S. government’s efforts to form new rules for cyber engagement, Defense News reports. Zachary Fryer-Biggs wrote May 7 that officials have not yet delegated the authority to protect critical domestic infrastructure to either the …

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Industry Experts: Best to Recognize Networks Are Indefensible

Army Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the National Security Agency and Cyber Command, told attendees of an FBI-sponsored event in January that the U.S. defense network is currently “not defensible.”  Amit Yoran, senior vice president and general manager for EMC’s RSA security management and compliance business unit, has come to similar …

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