At a million a month, Keith Alexander's post-NSA career looks promising

News by Ava Fedorov

Offering his expertise to major corporations who need help protecting their networks from hackers, recently retired NSA director, Keith Alexander's vast experience with cyberseurity, insights on classified operations and in-depth know-how on tracking cybercriminals is now possible to tap directly for the tidy sum of US$ one million per month.

Specifically, it is the new technology made possible by a patented method of malicious cyber intrusion detection, invented by the former US Army general, that is the main reasoning behind the price tag, according to his interview with's Shayne Harris.

Upon stepping down from the NSA, Alexander immediately co-founded IronNet Cybersecurity, a move that has caused a small stir within the US government and cybersecurity community, who question whether technology developed during employment by a government agency can be privately patented. Alexander's attorneys firmly attest that the methods were developed in his private time and therefore do not pose a conflict of interest or breach of employee contact.

Undeterred by controversy, IronNet has already signed contracts with three major companies.


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