Keith Alexander, the founder of IronNet Cybersecurity, served as the director of the NSA for nearly a decade.
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The National Security Agency is now conducting an internal investigation of a top official’s part-time work for a private cybersecurity firm, according to Reuters.
That company, IronNet Cybersecurity, was founded by Keith Alexander, who served as the head of the spy agency from August 2005 until March 2014. IronNet Cybersecurity has since begun offering protection services to banks for up to $1 million per month.
Last Friday, Reuters, citing Alexander himself and other intelligence officials, reported that NSA CTO Patrick Dowd can work up to 20 hours per week for IronNet Cybersecurity.
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