At IronNet Cybersecurity, as the CEO and President, GEN (Ret) Keith Alexander provides strategic vision to corporate leaders on cybersecurity issues through development of cutting edge technology, consulting and education/training.
GEN (Ret) Alexander served as the first Commander, U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) from 2010 to 2014 and the 16th Director, National Security Agency (NSA)/Chief, Central Security Service (CSS) from 2005-2014.
As Commander, USCYBERCOM, he was responsible for planning, coordinating and conducting operations and defending Department of Defense (DoD) computer networks, as well as, the defense of the nation from cyber-attacks. As the Director, NSA/Chief, CSS, he was responsible for a DoD agency with national foreign intelligence requirements, military combat support, and U.S. national security information system protection responsibilities.
Prior to leading USCYBERCOM and the NSA/CSS, GEN (Ret) Alexander served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Department of the Army; Commanding General of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command at Fort Belvoir, VA; and the Director of Intelligence, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, FL., and the Deputy Director for Requirements, Capabilities, Assessments and Doctrine, J-2, on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
GEN (Ret) Alexander holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy, as well as holding a Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University; a Master of Science in Systems Technology (Electronic Warfare) and a Master of Science in Physics from the Naval Post Graduate School; and Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University.
Ben Knieff is a senior analyst with Aite Group, specializing in fraud detection, identity verification and authentication, anti-money laundering/Bank Secrecy Act compliance, and investigations management. He brings to Aite Group over 15 years of product management and product marketing experience in Know Your Customer/due-diligence management, transaction monitoring, sanctions/OFAC compliance, account-origination fraud, online fraud, ATM fraud, and identity theft.
Prior to joining Aite Group, Mr. Knieff worked with major financial services firms such as FIS and Actimize. He has consulted with financial institutions across the globe, helping to merge technology with business objectives to improve financial crime management programs’ efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability. He also founded an independent consulting firm focused on helping community banks and credit unions to better manage financial crime and compliance. Mr. Knieff has presented on fraud and AML at industry conferences the world over, and he is frequently quoted in mass-media and industry publications such as American Banker, Bank Info Security, The Times of London, Forbes, The New York Times, and Wall Street & Technology.
Mr. Knieff has visited 31 countries on six continents for both business and pleasure, and is very slowly learning Hindi alongside his baby daughter.
Jim Winters is the Director of Financial Crime, Fraud and Underwriting at TSB, the UK’s largest challenger bank and has over 20 years’ experience in fraud prevention. Prior to joining TSB, Jim was Director of Fraud at Barclays Retail Bank (UK and Europe), has consulted with Experian and was Head of Fraud Prevention at Egg, the UKs first Internet-only Bank.