Former NSA head Keith Alexander is profiting on cybersecurity

Keith Alexander is the former director of the NSA as well as former head of the US Cyber Command, who announced he was going into cybersecurity consulting upon his retirement from the government Hardly surprising given his background, right? But he also announced that the company he founded will be delivering a new anti-hacker tool based on behavioral models. And also filing for nine patents around technology associated with that tool. This is where things get a little ugly. While it’s possible he came up with this technology on his own and on his own time, but it’s far more likely he did so as a result of his employment with the NSA and Cyber Command. Meanwhile, Jason Leopold is suing the NSA for failure to disclose Alexander’s financial information.

Stay tuned, this could get exciting.

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